JOB OVERVIEW The Associate Director provides key leadership to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and manages the activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinators. The HRPP Associate Director must collaborate with key research support units such as the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Cancer Center, and other Advisory Committees at UCSF. The Associate Director manages the single IRB reliance program.
The HRPP Associate Director reports to the HRPP Director. * Having wide-ranging experience, uses research compliance concepts and organization objectives to resolve the most complex issues having organization-wide impact * Works on the most complex issues where little or no organization precedent exists and analysis of situation(s) or data require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors * Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives * Is considered a subject matter expert in the organization and often recognized as an expert externally in the industry.
HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at UCSF, in partnership with the research community, is responsible for ensuring the ethical and equitable treatment of all human research subjects in studies being conducted by UCSF faculty. The HRPP is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws and University polices as well as national standards for research involving human participants.
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
* Bachelor's degree in life, physical of social sciences and / or equivalent experience / training * Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) certification or willingness to obtain within six months of hire * Minimum 10 years’ experience with human research protections activities with at least three years as a supervisor * Expert knowledge and ability to apply all of the Federal, state, system and university regulations, policies and federal guidance documents * Expert knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts, and terminology * Proven management skills including priority setting and work assignment and tracking * Proven success in managing a compliance review board * Advanced proficiency in public speaking, and writing * Ability to resolve conflicts in a timely basis * Ability to interact with faculty, verbally and in writing, with professionalism and decorum * Ability to lead and mentor others * Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments * Ability to quickly identify and synthesize salient features from a fast-paced discussion of highly technical broad-ranging information into a cohesive and well-written document, based on this discussion and including individual analysis and research * Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Must multi-task, be organized, able to re-prioritize tasks as needed, and be flexible
* Advanced degree in related field
* Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) certification or willingness to obtain within six months of hire
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.