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Human Research Analyst

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Human Research Analyst
Department Com Protect Hum Subj
Position Number 1012298
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Position Purpose

To review and evaluate confidential information about research projects involving human subjects, including the preparation of project documents to satisfy expectations of completeness, compliance with federal regulatory requirements and internal standards, accuracy, and quality prior to review by the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), and to communicate the outcomes of CPHS review to investigators and their research staff.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed technical writing skills, including the composition of meeting minutes combining written and verbal commentary.
  • Ease in reading and comprehending scientific information.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility about how designated goals are accomplished.
  • Adaptability to altered priorities in response to changing circumstances.
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer applications.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment on highly integrated tasks.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations and the ethical principles that apply to human subjects research preferred.
  • Creativity in explaining technical procedures and rationales.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of diverse populations of investigators and research participants.
Minimum Experience
  • Three years of experience in a human subjects research setting or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in ethics preferred.
  • Regulatory experience preferred.
  • Experience in making presentations to knowledgeable audiences.
Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • Certified institutional review board professional (CIP) preferred.
  • CIP status expected within 3 years of hire.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Ann O'Hara Hughes, Associate Director
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Research Project Review

  • Examines and analyzes confidential information about research projects involving human subjects in behavioral, social, and biomedical sciences for the various categories of CPHS review.
  • Interprets and applies federal regulations, institutional policies, and CPHS standards to information received from investigators about research projects.
  • Checks for the presence and internal consistency of certain information in applications for CPHS review and other project documents.
  • Evaluates technical and regulatory information about research projects for completeness and content.
  • Works directly with investigators to suggest substantive revisions to improve the quality and content of information in applications for CPHS review and investigator reports.
  • Decides whether applications for review are adequately prepared and eligible for CPHS review.
  • Monitors approved research projects as a CPHS member through the review and evaluation of information provided by investigators about project amendments, progress reports, and event reports.
  • Assigns CPHS members with appropriate expertise to the review of research projects.
  • Identifies and describes the regulatory determinations needed to be made in the course of CPHS review processes.
  • Manages and produces the agendas for CPHS meetings.
  • Determines when information about research projects should be brought to the attention of the CPHS Directors and Chairperson.

Communications

  • Provides advice and guidance in writing and verbally to investigators to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and consistency of applications for CPHS review and other project documents.
  • Coordinates activities and resolves questions with investigators and their research staff members, including students; CPHS chairs, members, and other CPHS office staff members; CPHS consultants; and, as necessary, various institutional officials at Dartmouth College, its affiliates, and other institutions nationwide.
  • Explains the procedures associated with the CPHS review process and other CPHS operations.
  • Guides CPHS members and investigators in the composition of appropriately constructed consent documents.
  • Composes formal letters and notices to researchers about the outcome of CPHS reviews.
  • Produces CPHS meeting minutes as official documentation of compliance with federal regulations.
  • Acts as CPHS representative and liaison in various institutional activities involving the research community.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

Education about human research protections

  • Contributes to the development and revision of educational activities and makes presentations on human research that are an integral component of institutional compliance with federal regulations and a culture of ethically-sound research practices.
  • Contributes to activities and makes presentations as continuing education on human research protections for CPHS members and to the research community at Dartmouth College and its affiliates.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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