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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110211 Human Research Protection Programs Analyst

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be filled at either the Research Compliance Analyst 1 or Research Compliance Analyst 2 level.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/01/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/13/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


The Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) is responsible for the oversight, administration, implementation, and compliance management of policies and procedures related to human subject research conducted by UCSD investigators. The HRPP supports six federally mandated human subject research review committees: five Biomedical Institutional Review Boards, and one social and behavioral sciences Institutional Review Board.

This position serves as an entry-level HRPP analyst providing analytical and administrative support for various Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in a high-volume, detail-oriented environment. Serve as a resource for clinical trials, investigator-initiated studies, and grant-supported research escalating to supervisor and senior analysts as needed. Primarily via written correspondence composed in a high-volume, short time-line environment, advises faculty and research staff of IRB and collaborating review determinations and actions. Serves as contact (email and ServiceNow) for faculty, staff, students, human subjects, and other individuals regarding the protection of human subjects in research compliance guided by federal, university, and other regulatory agencies regarding the research involving human subjects. Conducts pre-review of research protocols from all research areas, including the School of Medicine and general campus, in terms of research compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • To be considered at the Research Compliance Analyst 2 level: six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Human subjects, and animal care and use: academic training in the biological or social sciences, humanities or bioethics. Proven related experiences, knowledge and ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations and legislation regarding the protection of human subjects.

  • Strong attention to detail. Ability to keep and maintain records in a neat and orderly fashion, and perform administrative duties with a high level of proficiency and competency.

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials. Ability to interpret and disseminate information on a wide variety of complex policies from various organizations.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills (clarity, sentence/paragraph construction and grammar, et cetera). Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and firmness in interaction with faculty, students, staff and IRB members, subjects and others. Ability to communicate in a professional, positive, and persuasive manner.

  • Skills in problem solving, multi-tasking, working with frequent interruptions, and is an effective listener. Excellent organizational skills in order to prioritize multiple tasks, develop, analyze and/or revise procedures, meet deadlines, and work in an environment of heavy pressures and changing priorities.


  • Related experiences, knowledge and ability to interpret and apply regulations under local HRPP, VCHS and UC-wide policies and procedures.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Rare to Occasional attendance needed at IRB meeting which occur after normal working hours (currently scheduled on Thursdays at 5 pm and last 2-3 hours).
  • Occasional travel (usually once biannually).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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