Research Specialist II (Research Compliance Specialist)

Job Title
Research Specialist II (Research Compliance Specialist)
West Texas A&M University
Environmental Safety Office
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
The Research Compliance Specialist, under general supervision, provides preliminary protocol review, and serves as the first line response to questions and concerns from investigators, administrators, and institutional committees.
+ Consults and advises faculty, staff, and students in the preparation of protocols based on knowledge of institutional guidelines, and Federal regulations for subjects in research, teaching, and testing. Provides preliminary review of protocols for compliance including providing recommendations to supervisor.
+ Works with supervisor in the development of training materials and conducts regulatory training.
+ Works with supervisor in the development or modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and office processes. Reviews and updates SOPs.
+ Provides research committee meeting coordination including completion of minutes and ensuring inclusion of appropriate regulatory language and addressing committee stipulations. Monitors committee email inbox and coordinates with other offices and programs.
+ Provides expertise in research and teaching for investigators and committee members in compliance guidance. Communicates with and provides timely responses related to compliance reviews, including issues of non-compliance. Responds to questions regarding the compliance program.
+ Monitors document submissions, reports, and notices for quality control, and maintains records.
+ Conducts routine and follow-up inspections, documents findings, submits work orders, and coordinates with laboratory principal investigators to resolve concerns.
+ Responses to campus EHS calls and emergency health and safety concern issues and conducts incident investigations.
+ Facilitates Occupational Health and Safety program.
+ Other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Bachelor?s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Six years of related experience in research compliance or related research area
+ Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
+ Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
+ Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
+ Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends may be required. Travel may be required.
+ Texas Driver?s License.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Research compliance related certifications or registrations.
+ Knowledge of functioning of research laboratories and research compliance committees.
+ Knowledge of research regulations related to the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Board, Biosafety, and Occupational Health.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Cover letter
+ Resume
+ Three references
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the ?My Experience? page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled ?CV/Resume,? more than one document by be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
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