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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The IRB Reliance Coordinator is a full-time, permanent position providing high-level support to assist the IRO Director in the continuous development, support and expansion of the IRB reliance process. This individual will be responsible for managing the single IRB (sIRB) review process in the Institutional Review Office (IRO), working with investigators who are relying on an external IRB, and processing IRB reliance agreements. This position demands 1) the ability to work independently yet as part of a team; 2) a service orientation both within Fred Hutch and in terms of the larger research community; and 3) commitment to meeting regulatory requirements and carefully documenting the processes for doing so.
Manage Review and Execution of Reliance Agreements
Identify the need for new reliance agreements, in consultation with the IRO Director, and manage the process to execute such agreements.
Engage IRO leadership and the Office of General Counsel, as appropriate to assist with the review of reliance agreements and associated documents.
Serve as liaison between researchers and external organizations/IRBs regarding IRB reliance issues.
Organize and maintain records of all reliance agreements and contact information for external IRBs and local context reviewers.
Facilitate consultations with the research teams to determine whether it is appropriate for Fred Hutch to rely on an external IRB or to serve as the sIRB.
Manage External IRB Files
Review, and process external IRB submissions (where Fred Hutch relies on an outside Institutional Review Board [IRB]).
Ensure that all Fred Hutch institutional requirements for human subjects research, such as ancillary reviews, are completed.
Work with the IRO Director (or designee) to resolve any external review issues.
Serve as the primary point of contact and source of guidance for all External IRB files.
Respond to questions in a prompt and professional manner
Maintain a positive working relationship with investigators and their staff relating to management these files.
Issue reminder notices of IRB continuing review to ensure investigators submit ongoing documentation to maintain their External IRB file.
Ensure compliance when relying on an external IRB.
General IRO Duties:
Answer and route incoming calls.
Answer or route incoming IRO emails
Serve as back-up for the following positions, as necessary:IRO Administrative Assistant II Funding and Training Support
IRB Administrative Assistant II
Respond to special requests and perform related duties or tasks as required.
Bachelors degree with a minimum of three years administrative experience or 4 years of progressively complex relevant experience may substitute for educational requirement, high school degree or equivalent is required.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Attention to detail is a must.
Strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and customer service skills needed to work closely and effectively with researchers and administrative personnel.
Proficiency in word processing and previous experience with MS Office programs (especially Word, Access, Excel) required.
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) preferred
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.