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Variable Hours Officer

Institutional Review Board

Variable Hours Officer

  • 517095
  • Medical Center
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Aug 9 2021
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 06/01/2022
  • Hours Per Week: 20
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The IRB Specialist of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports to the Manager(s) of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) IRB(s) with which the IRB Specialist will be affiliated.


  • The IRB Specialist will conduct pre-reviews of submissions to CUMC IRBs, including new protocols, continuing reviews, modifications, and unanticipated problems.
  • This staff member may regularly or on a periodic basis attend IRB meetings and also provide support to his/her Manager, IRB Chair, and IRB Members, including writing and editing minutes of meetings.
  • Additionally, the IRB Specialist will have responsibilities related to the generation, review, and release of IRB correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus three years of related experience of which two years should be IRB and/or research experience.
  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations related to human subjects protection required. Strong interpersonal and writing skills and experience with computerized databases and word processing is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with biomedical or behavioral and social sciences human research, knowledge of international ethical codes and regulations governing human subjects, and certification as an IRB professional are preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.


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