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Compliance Manager at University of Iowa

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
Compliance Manager
We are seeking a full time Compliance Manager to provide leadership and oversight in the design, planning, promotion, and conduct of in-depth, onsite reviews of human subjects research conducted by University of Iowa researchers for the purpose of assessing compliance with federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, University of Iowa or VA policies related to the conduct of human subjects research. The Compliance Manager will serve as education and compliance expert with regard to federal regulations, Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements, and University of Iowa policies and procedures for the protection of human subjects involved in research. This position develops and coordinate procedures, programs, and policies to enhance investigator understanding of the HawkIRB application process and compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures.

About the Human Subjects Office
Growth Opportunities: HSO is a growing office of professionals who are self-driven/directed, creative problem solvers. We offer professional education opportunities both on and off campus for your continuous learning.

Technology: Successful candidates will be responsible for educating researchers about human subjects research submissions, compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies and the ethical conduct of research using a myriad of technological tools and techniques.

Work Flexibility: HSO is a family-friendly department committed to work-life balance for our employees. The University of Iowa also offers an excellent benefits package.

About the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,948 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to forging new frontiers of discovery by providing resources and support to researchers and innovators at the University of Iowa, to promote a culture of creativity that enriches the campus, the state, and the world. In FY18, the University of Iowa received $434.5 million in federal and non-federal funding for research.

The Human Subjects Office (HSO) was established by the Vice President for Research to provide administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations. The University of Iowa has three such review boards, each consisting of faculty, staff, and representatives from the Iowa City community.

Benefits Highlights
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa? , click here

Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two personal and current documents, and mark them as submission-relevant:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

These attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

An applicant who fails to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

Posting Announcement Information
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

Sarah Tillman

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications

Education or Equivalency Required
A degree in a field of science or learning at the bachelor's level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Current and relevant experience (typically 3-5 years) conducting, reviewing, and/or monitoring research involving human participants or research program coordination\administration.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate for effective relationships; uses a broad range of techniques in communicating complex ideas to diverse populations; facilitates communication, directness and spirit of cooperation among staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and ability to problem solve, analyze and synthesize information to develop alternative resolution strategies; utilize root cause data for quality improvement initiatives.
  • Current and relevant supervision/managing performance of employees.
  • Experience (typically 1-3 years) with biomedical research design, randomized clinical trials, IRB application materials and Informed Consent Documents.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University and federal regulations regarding the protection of human subjects participating in research including; HIPAA, FDA drug, biologic and device regulations.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and ability to prepare and deliver formal and informal presentations utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Experience in coordinating a research program of high complexity, involving multiple researchers/sites/projects.
  • Current IRB Professional Certification (CIP) or ability to obtain the CIP designation as soon as eligible.
  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience.