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IRB Regulatory Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Title: IRB Regulatory Associate

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Human Research Compliance

Work Days:

Exemption Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary

Provides administrative, operational and regulatory support to Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) IRBs and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

Job Responsibilities
  • Processes human research submissions, including conducting basic pre-reviews of human research studies to ensure regulatory and institutional compliance.
  • Communicates with researchers and research staff to address questions/concerns; provides technical and regulatory support and guidance as needed.
  • Assists with preparing IRB meeting agendas, attends IRB meetings, generates correspondence/regulatory documents from meetings and drafts meeting minutes in accordance with federal regulatory requirements.
  • Works closely with IRB members (WCM faculty and unaffiliated members) to address respective research review concerns and serves as liaison between members and researchers.
  • Assists with conducting outreach efforts with assigned WCM departments and/or divisions, and serve as the primary point of contact.
  • Serves on internal subcommittees , e.g. policy subcommittee, process improvement, etc. to assist with building the WCM HRPP.
  • Maintains a current and working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and institutional policy and procedures to ensure the WCM IRBs and HRPP are in compliance with applicable mandates.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Approximately 1 year of experience working in an IRB office, research administration, or supporting human research activities OR a combination of completed education and experience.
  • Certification as an IRB Professional (CIP) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of research administration and IRB database systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations and ethical standards for research with human subjects, i.e. common rule, FDA regulations, etc. preferred.
  • Experience conducting or reviewing biomedical and social/behavioral research with human subjects preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people skills".
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain focused despite frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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