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MD Anderson Cancer Center

IRB Coordinator




Houston, Texas, United States

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Under the supervision of the IRB Manager, the IRB Coordinator provides regulatory expertise, guidance and administrative support to the Institutional Review Board(s) (IRB). The IRB Coordinator is responsible for processing submissions according to the policies and procedures outlined in the HRPP Toolkit and serves as a regulatory resource to support IRB review. The IRB Coordinator has the primary responsibility of moving submissions through the OHSP workflow in a timely manner, ensuring that submissions are review ready prior to routing for review, conducting certain non-committee reviews, and generating correspondence after the review process is complete. The IRB Coordinator is also responsible for managing the activities of IRB committees, including developing agendas and writing minutes and ensuring appropriate regulatory determinations are made during convened meetings.


  1. Conduct pre-review to ensure that submissions are review ready
  2. Route submissions appropriately for either non-committee or committee review
  3. Communicate review results to investigators and others as needed
  • Coordinate IRB activities including expedited and full-board reviews
  • Assist with the review, implementation and communication of policies, procedures, documents and correspondence related to research with human participants
  • Maintain documentation of IRB decisions, related correspondence, proposal approval and records management
  • Serve as the primary contact for the research community on issues of human subjects research
  • Provide training and education to researchers in compliance related areas
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities
  • Prepare for, coordinate, and facilitate IRB Committee meetings, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  1. Prepare submissions for review by the convened IRB
  2. Assign reviewers to submissions
  3. Create IRB meeting agendas, manage volume, expected quorum and expertise
  4. Confirm IRB member meeting attendance to ensure quorum
  5. Monitor quorum during IRB meetings
  6. Document determinations made by the convened IRB
  7. Generate IRB meeting minutes and correspondence
  8. Provide regulatory guidance to the IRB Chair and members
  9. Review submissions in order to anticipate regulatory issues for which IRB members may need assistance (e.g., IND/IDE questions)

Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Previous regulatory experience preferred.

Certified IRB Professional (CIP) from the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) within one year of hire or job change.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View] Information
  • Requisition ID: 148603
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Day/Evening
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000
  • Science Jobs: No