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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Analyst is an advocate for the protection, rights, and dignity of people who are part of research studies at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Critical results for this position include:
Comprehensive analysis of research studies for compliance with regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies.
Efficient review, processing support, and documentation for all submissions.
Respectful, collaborative relationship with all stakeholders.
Comprehensive analysis of research studies for compliance with regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies
Analyze submissions for completeness and compliance, using screening forms, historical records, and other resources.
Gather additional data as necessary from researchers, study staff, and others.
Advise researchers of submission problems and suggest solutions.
Advise and provide input to IRB Chairs and other stakeholders regarding regulations, rules and intent, and compliance options.
Efficient review, processing support, and documentation for all submissions
Develop agendas for, attend, and provide input at monthly and emergency IRB meetings.
Compose and internally route result letters that relay committee requests to investigators.
Perform reviews of study documents for completeness and consistency across study documents.
Serve as back-up to Senior IRB Analyst by composing minutes for Full Review agendas (as needed).
Respectful, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders
Respond to IRB related questions and concerns initiated by stakeholders.
Serve as liaison between the Institutional Review Office (IRO) and research study staff by exchanging information as part of the day-to-day processing of submissions.
Share information with colleagues for group and individual learning within the IRO.
Provide advice and support to the IRB Chairs and stakeholders.
Bachelors degree; and either two years Institutional Review/Human Subjects experience ORfour years Fred Hutch experience in administrative support to research projects/grants; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Working knowledge of federal regulations applying to IRBs, including 21 CFR 50 and 56, and 45 CFR 46
Must demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proficient in word processing and previous experience with MS Office programs (MS Word, Access, Excel) required
Ability to lift 25 pounds
Must be able to read a physical document
Prior experience as an IRB Analyst
Certified IRB Professional (CIP)
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.