Executive Director, IRB, Grade 35
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. - New York, NY

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DESCRIPTION

The position presents an opportunity for an individual with a commitment to the ethical conduct of research and outstanding credentials to take a leadership role as the Executive Director (ED) of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at a distinguished psychiatric research institution and department of psychiatry. The ED will report to the Deputy Director for Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Vice Chairman for Research Administration, Ethics and Policy, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.

DUTIES

As Executive Director of the IRB, the individual will have primary operational and oversight responsibility for the Institutional Review Board and IRB Office. Working in consultation with the IRB chair(s), the ED will develop, refine and maintain policies and procedures to meet relevant local, state and federal regulatory requirements and will foster expertise, efficiency and innovation within the human subjects protections program.

The ED will be responsible for the management and operation of the IRB office and will work closely with IRB's Administrative Director to ensure efficient and effective day to day operation of the IRB office. The ED will manage institutional preparation for planned AAHRPP accreditation.

The individual will also provide regulatory and administrative support to the NYSPI Ethics Advisory Board (EAB), the department's conflict of interest committee. This role will involve developing, refining and maintaining policies and procedures in consultation with the EAB and appropriate institutional officials.

Through the development and coordination of education and training programs and materials, the ED will work to enhance an institutional culture that promotes the highest ethical standards for the conduct of research. He/she will develop and report on quality metrics related to IRB activities and performance.

He/she will oversee IRB monitoring activities and act as liaison between IRB, EAB, Grants Administration, the Clinical Director's Office, and the Office of Quality Management. He/she will oversee the implementation and refinement of the electronic application submission system.

The ED will provide liaison to oversight and compliance functions at affiliated and collaborating institutions and organizations including Columbia University's IRB, Clinical Trials Office, Radiation Safety, NYS Office of Mental Health and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated leadership experience in human subjects protections and research ethics related to the conduct or oversight of clinical research, with at least five years of IRB leadership experience.
  • Strong leadership, staff management and operational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt and incorporate new technologies.
  • Demonstrated abilities, including the analytic skills necessary to research, develop and refine IRB and COI committee infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • CIP certification preferred
  • Experience with psychiatric/mental health research preferred
Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials

Candidates MUST provide a CV and letter describing his/her interest in the position including the following:

1. Briefly describe the strengths that make you a good candidate for this position.

2. Briefly explain what your goals would be during the first year in this position.

3. Briefly comment on what you see as a major challenge in the field

This CV and letter should be copied and pasted into the "RESUME" section of the online application in the input box provided in this section.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

As Executive Director of the IRB, the individual will have primary operational and oversight responsibility for the Institutional Review Board and IRB Office. Working in consultation with the IRB chair(s), the ED will develop, refine and maintain policies and procedures to meet relevant local, state and federal regulatory requirements and will foster expertise, efficiency and innovation within the human subjects protections program.

The ED will be responsible for the management and operation of the IRB office and will work closely with IRB's Administrative Director to ensure efficient and effective day to day operation of the IRB office. The ED will manage institutional preparation for planned AAHRPP accreditation.

The individual will also provide regulatory and administrative support to the NYSPI Ethics Advisory Board (EAB), the department's conflict of interest committee. This role will involve developing, refining and maintaining policies and procedures in consultation with the EAB and appropriate institutional officials.

Through the development and coordination of education and training programs and materials, the ED will work to enhance an institutional culture that promotes the highest ethical standards for the conduct of research. He/she will develop and report on quality metrics related to IRB activities and performance.

He/she will oversee IRB monitoring activities and act as liaison between IRB, EAB, Grants Administration, the Clinical Director's Office, and the Office of Quality Management. He/she will oversee the implementation and refinement of the electronic application submission system.

The ED will provide liaison to oversight and compliance functions at affiliated and collaborating institutions and organizations including Columbia University's IRB, Clinical Trials Office, Radiation Safety, NYS Office of Mental Health and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

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