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Quality Assessment and Improvement Program Coordinator

Posted on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Organization: Upstate Medical University, Research Administration Dept
Location: Syracuse, NY

Investigators and Institutional Review Boards share the important responsibility of protecting human subjects in research. The IRB reviews all research involving human subjects prior to initiation and periodically thereafter. The PI is responsible for conducting the research study properly and safely, according to the IRB approved protocol, and with the highest level of ethical conduct.

The QAIP is a post (IRB) approval monitoring program aimed at providing subjects with an extra level of protection by reviewing the conduct of the study in real time. The program also provides assistance and ongoing education to investigators and their staff with regard to human subject research and compliance issues.

Job Summary:
Coordinate the Quality Assessment and Improvement Program by identifying IRB approved human subject research studies to be reviewed and to conduct in depth reviews of IRB approved research studies for compliance with federal/state regulations, IRB and institutional requirements and best practices. Report Audit findings to the VP for Research and the IRB. Work with researchers to formulate corrective action plans. Work closely with the IRB Administrator, the Clinical Trials Office and the Director for Clinical Research Initiatives to develop a comprehensive human subject protection education program that meets the highest standards. Conduct on-site initiation visits and provide education to researchers and research staff. Develop new policies and/or revise current polices as needed. Coordinate the "Hot Topics in Research" seminar series for the Department by working with members of the dept. to identify relevant topics and speakers.                   


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in a bio-medical or nursing discipline
  • 3-5 years experience in clinical, bio-medical research required
  • Knowledge of human subjects research protection regulations
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail



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