Human Protections Specialist
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Title:
Human Protections Specialist

Appointment Type: Definitions

Staff - Regular: Full Time

Working Title (if applicable):
Human Protections Specialist


SOM Research Protections

Salary Grade


$3,163.33 min to $4,525.73 midpoint (Monthly)

Work Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (Abq)

Position Summary:
The UNM HSC Human Research Protections Office is seeking a dynamic, goal-driven individual to join our team as an Human Protections Specialist. The Human Research Protections Office supports four UNMHSC Human Research Review Committees (HRRC) and one UNM Institutional Review Board (IRB). The office promotes the safety and protection of individuals involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research. The successful candidate will oversee, provide, and coordinate technical and administrative review of human research application materials for review by the IRB, providing support and guidance to investigators on content. The Human Protections Specialist will provide leadership to Human Research Review Analysts. The Specialist will also plan, organize, and conduct audits of IRB approved research to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulation, policies and guidelines, to protect human subjects, researchers, and the University, to assess clinical trial performance, and to identify scientific misconduct in human subject research. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in human research related activities including IRB submissions, the informed consent process, research protocol adherence and adverse event reporting. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Biomedical Science, or closely related field; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated Experience with: Preparing applications and other documents for submission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Monitoring or coordinating human research activities in a clinical setting or in an IRB setting. Direct experience in IRB Administration. Policy and Procedure development. Fluency in medical terminology. Expertise in Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines for the conduct of human subjects research. Computer proficiency including MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access) and other database programs

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For Best Consideration:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Application type required for this position:
Staff/UNMTemps Employment Application

Additional requirements for this position:
Candidates for this position must be eligible for employment as verified by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA); those individuals on the OIG/GSA Exclusion Lists will not be considered for hire. Once hired, periodic checks will be made for eligibility of continued employment. Employees must be credentialed per UNM HSC policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid. Certification as Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), Clinical Research Associate (CRA), or Certified IRB Professional (CIP) must be obtained within 1 year of date of hire.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume Cover Letter Writing Sample

Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Writing sample should be an informed consent document, policy or procedure which you have authored.

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SOM Human Research Protections

Institutional Commitment:
University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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