Institutional Review Board Specialist

Position Details

Open Until Filled
Institutional Review Board
New Orleans

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a federally mandated committee for institutions involved in research with human participants; it serves as a screening unit to review, evaluate, and make recommendations relative to research proposals that utilize human subjects. Under broad supervision and guidance from a faculty administrator, the IRB specialist is responsible for a complex range of activities for the Office of Research Services including, but not limited to: conducting pre-reviews of submissions to the IRB, including new protocols, continuing reviews, modifications, and unanticipated problems; attending IRB meetings and providing support to the IRB Chair and IRB Members, including writing and editing minutes of meetings; conducting quality control functions and post-approval monitoring; delivering relevant education programs; optimizing and streamlining departmental processes; and supervising and training IRB Coordinators and student helpers;.  The incumbent also ensures compliance with federal regulations involving both Public Health Service and the Food & Drug Administration.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, administration, healthcare, scientific field, public health or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • Four (4) years of professional experience of which at least two years should be of direct IRB experience 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-related field will be accepted 
  • Four (4) years of direct experience in Human Subject research, IRB or medical research ethics


  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree in a scientific or medical field
  • Two (2) years of professional or post-doctorate experience of which at least one year should be of direct IRB experience 
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) certification 
  • Experience with electronic IRB processes; IRB Manager
  • Experience reviewing biomedical protocols, including FDA covered protocols
  • Experience with central/single IRB Processes and reviews

Submit cover letter and resume. References only on request.

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