Our Senior IRB Reliance Analyst is a professional position working under the general supervision of Manager, IRB Operations. You will provide high-level professional support to assist the Manager in the continuous development, support and expansion of the IRB Reliance Program. Provide domain expertise and feedback on the IRB on-line system with respect to reliance processes. Prepare reports with metrics to monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the IRB Reliance Program. Conduct special projects as assigned by the Manager, IRB Operations or the Executive Director of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement.
Job duties and responsibilities will include:
Organize and maintain all IRB reliance agreements and, in consultation with the Manager of IRB Operations and Executive Director, identify the need for new reliance agreements and manage the process to execute such agreements, working with Legal Affairs and other departments as needed.
In consultation with the Manager of IRB Operations and Executive Director, develop and maintain reliance relationships with Cedars-Sinai affiliates to support integration and a streamlined process for research collaboration across the Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Together with the Quality Improvement and Education team, develop and maintain procedures, work instructions, educational materials and tools to support IRB reliance, both when relying on external IRBs and when serving as a single IRB for external sites.
Provide training, consultation and support to the research community and ancillary departments on all matters related to IRB reliance.
Train IRB analysts on the IRB reliance procedures, provide consultation and serve as a resource for IRB analysts for all questions/issues related to IRB reliance.
Process reliance submissions to stay on top of current procedures and for coverage as needed.
Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the IRB reliance process and recommend/implement process improvements as needed.
Serve as primary point of contact for collaborating organizations with respect to IRB reliance and route messages related to reliance for specific protocols to the appropriate IRB analyst team member.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.