National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Human Research Specialist

Job Description:

The Human Research Specialist provides regulatory support for the People, Place & Health Collective (PPHC) at Brown University. This position will play a critical role in managing the regulatory requirements and study procedures of the team’s flagship projects. The incumbent will prepare and edit study materials, including consent forms and other human subjects documents. The incumbent will also prepare IRB submissions, including new applicants, continuing reviews, amendments, and manage unanticipated problems and protocol deviations. In this manner, the incumbent will serve as the primary liaison between the PPHC and the Brown University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), promptly addressing all pre-review and IRB board comments. The incumbent will play a particularly important role managing the team’s clinical trials, including submission and management of registrations, data safety & monitoring plans (DSMPs), and annual reports. Finally, the incumbent will be responsible for managing and executing the team’s data use agreements (DUA) with state agencies and other entities, in partnership with the Brown University HRPP data use agreement office. This position will serve as a resource to the entire PPHC team and will also collaborate with investigators in other departments within Brown and at other collaborating sites.

This position is remote eligible

Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
At least 3 or more years of experience required.
Demonstrated experience writing IRB protocols and responding to IRB and HRPP reviewer comments
Demonstrated experience working with clinical trials, including management of DSMPs and DSMBs
Proficient in the use of electronic submission systems or had demonstrated ability to quickly learn new electronic systems.
Must have working knowledge of ICH Guidelines, US. Code of Federal Regulations, and ethical principles that guide clinical research

Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Effective presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, both oral and written
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
Motivated, independent, and self-starting.
Results-oriented team player
Creative, flexible, comfort with higher management

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 9/1/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Human Research Specialist

Department of Epidemiology

Grade 9

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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