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Research Compliance Specialist

$3,518 – $6,791 monthly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Research Compliance Specialist

Job No: 527242
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Working under the direction of the Director of Research Integrity and Compliance (DRIC) and the supervision of Sr. Research Compliance Specialist (SRCS)- The Research Compliance Specialist will be mainly responsible to provide services to the operation of Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Key Responsibilities

  • Primarily focused on providing high quality services to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the University to protect research human subjects -
  • Guides researchers and trainings to the campus community regarding IRB submission/review processes and procedures.
  • Performs high quality and thorough pre-reviews of submitted IRB protocols and facilitates the distribution of protocols to the IRB for review, modification, and approval.
  • Organizes IRB meetings, promptly and efficiently prepares and delivers all correspondences including agenda, minutes, modifications, and approval letters.
  • Manages, archives, and destroys as appropriate IRB records in compliance with U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) regulations.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and close to one year hands-on experience in the areas of research compliance (human subjects research protection regulations, etc.) especially as they are applied in a university setting, to make sure that federal, state laws as well as CSU Policies on Institutional Review Board (IRB) are applied correctly. Knowledge of and strong experience with an electronic IRB review system preferred. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work with a wide range of constituency ranging from faculty to students to administration. Strong organizational and project management skills. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal including excellent grammar skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to maintain strict stands of confidentiality in dealing with protected information. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with teams. Demonstrated courteous and effective interpersonal communication, problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to organize, prioritize and manage a complex workload in a fast-paced setting.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related experience required.

  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) plus 1 year of related experience in research ethics regulations, human subjects research administration or human subjects research in higher education, are preferred.
    Physical Summary

    Sedentary work - Involves mainly sitting. Walking and standing are minimal. Lifting is limited to lightweight objects. (10 pounds or less).

    Office of Research and Economic Development

    Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt

    Hiring Range: Up to $4,667/month or $56,004/year commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,518- $6,791 per month

    Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
    Time Base

    Full-time temporary position for two years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

    PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
    Additional Information

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
    Equal Employment Statement

    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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    We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
    Out of State Employment Policy

    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Application Closes: May 09, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.