IRB Administrator

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #267
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Job Summary

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator provides administrative support to the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) Institutional Review Board and Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee. Works with researchers, the IRB Chairperson, committee members, and other LJI offices to ensure the rights and welfare of participants in the human research activities conducted by the LJIs faculty, scientists, and research staff. Assists researchers in adhering to IRB/SCRO requirements, federal and state regulations, state law, LJI policies, and the ethical principles that apply to human research projects. Investigates and resolves issues of noncompliance.  Supports the IRB Chairperson and other IRB members by providing professional analytical and technical assistance while interacting closely with faculty and researchers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

      Acts as administrator for the LJI IRB and SCRO

      Analyze and review applications for the IRB to ensure completeness and compliance with appropriate federal and state laws, institutional policies, and LJI IRB guidelines;

      Assist IRB Chair in determining whether research projects are exempt from further review, can be categorized for expedited review or require full committee review;

      Correspond with Faculty and researchers, articulating required modifications to study documentation, including informed consent forms, in order to secure IRB approval, and requesting additional information needed before approval can be considered;

      Prepare documents for deliberation at IRB meetings, attend IRB meetings, prepare meeting minutes, and communicate IRB determinations and actions to Faculty and researchers;

      Develop and participate in training and educational activities on human research protections that are presented to researchers and administrators;

      Conduct monitoring of LJI approved human research projects;

      Maintain active knowledge of evolving laws, regulations, policies, and ethical norms that are applicable to human research activities through continuous professional development;

  • Additional cross-training for coverage of Institutional Biosafety Committee and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


Leveling Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline or equivalent experience.  Prior IRB administration experience required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential.  Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and FileMaker Pro required. Certified IRB Professional credential or eligibility to take the exam is preferred. Person must be able to work on their own initiative with limited supervision. Accurate grammar, spelling, and punctuation for English writing are a necessity.  Flexible/hybrid/remote work opportunities may be available upon review of work performance.

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

With over 20 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health. 

Other details

  • Job Function GA
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA