Human Research Protection Analyst I

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Nutley Requisition # 2020-87143 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am - 5pm Address340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, 07110

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The Human Research Protection Analyst I coordinates the efficient operation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This position is responsible for maintaining the quality assurance standards of the IRB by analyzing research protocols to ensure compliance with human subjects protection. Additionally, this role will provide regulatory guidance to the IRB and research community for all federal regulations, state laws and institutional policies on the protection of human subjects.


A day in the life of Human Research Protection Analyst I at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Work to ensure uniformity of review and compliance with IRB standard operating procedures and applicable federal and state regulations governing human subjects research.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of human subjects in research.
  • As a voting member, conducts review of submissions to the IRB.
  • Provides feedback to the Mgr, Research Integrity regarding policy and procedural recommended changes and other IRB issues. 
  • Maintain a strong lead role in the direction of IRB operating procedures by making recommendations for process improvement purposes.
  • Works closely with the IRB Chair(s) to provide guidance in the review and processing of submissions. 
  • Ensures that all correspondence related to the respective IRB is accurate prior to finalization.
  • Serves on committees constituted to improve the functioning of the IRB office. 
  • Advises investigators as to the content of submission to facilitate efficient review. 
  • Serves as voting member of IRB which requires a strong understanding of research and federal regulations as this position will be responsible for expedited review of studies. 
  • Other projects as assigned by the Manager or Director.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, ethics, public health or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of IRB experience and knowledge of OHRP and FDA regulations without CIP certification or 2 years of IRB experience and knowledge of OHRP and FDA regulations with CIP certification. 
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of research and medical terminology. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a team-oriented environment, follow through, independently perform against deadlines with frequent interruptions and competing priorities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources; to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion; to interpret and apply ethical principles.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, Word, Excel. 
  • Overall understanding of institutional entities, policies, and relationships that affect IRB functioning.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Master's degree preferred.

Licenses and Certifications Required: 

  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or obtained within the first year of employment.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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