IRB Program Manager (Administrative Program Manager 3) -

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on February 8, 2024
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IRB Program Manager (Administrative Program Manager 3)

 

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs, the Program Manager (Administrative Program Manager 3) will provide leadership and oversight of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the Storrs and regional campuses to ensure compliance with federal regulatory and University policies involving research with human subjects. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides day-to-day operational oversight of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Storrs campus as well as the Hartford, Waterbury, Avery Point, and Stamford campuses. Establishes, updates/maintains internal operating procedures; assures proper maintenance of research compliance systems and records; and provides analyses and advocates for appropriate resources and budgets.
  2. Aligns departmental processes and organizational structure with academic, clinical, research, and institutional priorities including implementing efficient and cost-effective strategies and processes.
  3. Monitors and evaluates staffing, including hiring, scheduling, training and development, and work distribution processes/workload. 
  4. Develops and administers policies and procedures consistent with pertinent laws and regulations and monitors compliance.
  5. Prepares reports and provides data for decision-making purposes.
  6. Serves as a member of the IRB and other compliance boards/committees, and provides oversight/assurance of related activities, including member appointments, scheduling of meetings, selection of protocols for full board reviews, preparation of meeting materials (agendas, summaries, minutes), and distribution of decisions.
  7. Assures stakeholder compliance with all training requirements. 
  8. Serves as a content area expert and resource to students, staff, faculty, and community members on matters related to human subjects’ research and program policies, procedures, and activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with 8 years of related experience. At least one year of the experience must be serving as a supervisor of a moderate-sized department or unit, in a research-intensive organizational setting, responsible for carrying out cross-disciplinary tasks or functions.
  2. Extensive knowledge of protocols and federal regulations regarding research conducted with human subjects. 
  3. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate compliance issues and enforce compliance standards and requirements across constituencies.
  4. Demonstrated ability to assess risk and exercise sound judgment in the interpretation and application of policies.  
  5. Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  6. Ability to multitask and work effectively within tight timelines and deadline pressure.
  7. Considerable critical thinking, problem-solving crisis management, and decision-making abilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. CIP certification.
  2. Experience working in an institution of higher education. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498018 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 21, 2024. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.