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#113834 IRB Non-Committee Supervisor - Remote

Filing Deadline: Tue 1/25/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/13/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/25/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


The Office of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration (OIA) is responsible for the oversight, administration, implementation, and compliance management of policies and procedures related to human subject research conducted by UCSD investigators. The OIA 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 supervises and works alongside the UC San Diego's OIA non-committee review team which conducts review and approval of minimal risk research as allowed under regulation and UC San Diego policies and procedures.

The incumbent uses advanced research compliance concepts, logical-thinking, advanced problem-solving and deductive skills to interpret highly complex and broad human research protections, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal and state regulations, policies and guidelines. The incumbent regularly works on highly complex human research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable and numerous factors. The incumbent exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for the appropriate level of review as required by regulation and policy, and anticipates and identifies problems and develops and implements the appropriate response and / or action. Serves as a technical/subject expert and adviser to department head.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training.

  • Proven self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments. Advanced knowledge of IRB and problem-solving skills to implement new approaches to reviewing human research.

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations policies, and federal guidance documents. -These regulations include but are not limited to 45 Code of Federal Regulations 46, 21 CFR 56, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • Strong proficiency in public speaking, and writing. Proven ability to administer, facilitate, and appropriately control group meetings through leadership, active-listening, and high emotional intelligence.

  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts and terminology.


  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP).
  • Advanced knowledge in study design and randomization risks.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • May need to be available to work evenings when IRB committees meet.

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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