Institutional Review Board Analyst Assistant I

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration
Institutional Review Board
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Under supervision of IRB leadership, processes amendments, continuing review submissions, minimal risk new studies, non-human subject research determinations, external-IRB administrative submissions, and/or reportable events within target turnaround goals.



  • Assists with other IRB submissions as requested. Under guidance from staff leadership or senior team member, assists with execution and tracking of agreements to rely on external IRBs and with local administrative review of studies reviewed by an external IRB.
  • Follows established procedures and practices to ensure research involving human subjects complies with federal, state, and University guidelines.
  • Disseminates information to investigators and IRB Committee members.
  • Facilitates staff meetings on a rotating basis and disseminates staff meeting minutes.
  • Assists with administration of IRB Committee meetings and related duties.
  • May be required to attend IRB and subcommittee meetings.
  • Uses worksheets and guidance documents to triage submissions to determine if IRB review is required.
  • May be assigned listserve monitoring, as described in listserve SOP.
  • Ensures the integrity and security of IRB data whether in paper or electronic format.
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental confidentiality and security policies and procedures.
  • Proactively follows up with investigators to ensure they are aware of time limits and deadlines.
  • Runs reports from electronic IRB system.
  • May perform QA/QI activities with the assistance of a lead staff member including internal and external record reviews.
  • May write expedited letters and manage routine QA cases assigned using established written procedures.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and five years of related experience or a bachelor's degree.
  • Proficient computer skills to include MS Office Suite.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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