Associate Director, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

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Associate Director, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Who are we?

The Research Compliance Office (RCO), with the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR) is responsible for oversight and management of Stanford’s Administrative (Compliance) Panels and ensures compliance with applicable policies, accreditation standards and external regulations. Our goal at RCO is to help facilitate research and to make sure it is done safely, ethically, and legally. We make being service-oriented a priority.

Our VPDoR Diversity Journey:

  • We create a hub of innovation through the power of diversity of disciplines and people.
  • We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful community. 
  • We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
  • We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and operation.

We are seeking a candidate who can provide strategic and operational direction for the Stanford RCO Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).

Under the direction of the RCO Deputy Director, the Associate Director for the HRPP will ensure quality and accountability of the eight federally mandated IRB Panels, and develop metrics to assess effectiveness of the program. A primary responsibility will be to ensure that all activities related to protocols involving human participants in medical and non-medical research are performed in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, Stanford University policies, and accreditation standards.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop policies and procedures and ensure implementation by team members, particularly those mandated by accrediting bodies.
  • Evaluate emerging regulatory requirements and advise on the appropriate institutional response.
  • Develop and maintain senior level internal and external relationships with a range of contacts (e.g., Stanford, other university-affiliated entities, and federal, state, and local agencies) to represent the HRPP IRB interests and promote research compliance.
  • Ensure program accountability for federally mandated research review committees and maintain compliance with federal, state, and local regulations applicable to research projects involving participation of human participants.
  • Provide advice and leadership on complex risk management issues; lead and support all research compliance committees and administrative activities.
  • Ensure all operational activities related to protocol activities involving human participants in medical and non-medical research meet timely achievement of goals.
  • Manage the work of other employees, recommend hiring or disciplinary actions, and provide coaching, training and mentoring. Determine staffing needs and make hiring or firing decisions, as needed, in partnership with the RCO Director and/or RCO Deputy Director.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Expert knowledge of regulatory information regarding the use of human participation in research and teaching.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of human research protection standards.
  • Expert knowledge of grants and contracts function.
  • Significant working knowledge of research procedures and terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management.
  • In-depth understanding of operational requirements pertaining to management and implementation of protocol process.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strategic oversight experience.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of human subjects regulations and best practices, as evidenced by certification (e.g., Certified IRB Professional).
  • Knowledge of medical/scientific areas, such as gene transfer, stem cells, cellular biology, biosafety, health and safety, and epidemiology.
  • Direct IRB experience, preferably with an Association for Accreditation of Human Research Participant Protection Programs accredited institution.

In addition, it will be important for you to :

  • Obtain and/or retain Institutional Review Board (IRB) professional certification.

 

Please note that due to current COVID-19 safety measures, our office is working fully remote through Spring 2021. Once COVID-19 safety measures are no longer applicable, this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting, subject to satisfactory job performance.

Please note this position may require the following:

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends or non-standard hours based on project or business needs.
  • Occasional cross campus and local travel
  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push/ pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

 

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

 

 

 

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