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Institutional Review Board Analyst II - FIXED TERM

Office of Institutional Review Boards Los Angeles, California


The Office of Research is implementing the University of Southern California’s strategic plan by building interdisciplinary research collaborations that address societal needs and by increasing the impact and prominence of our research. The office invests in research initiatives, promotes our research among sponsors, and provides services that ensure that USC achieves the highest ethical standards in its research.

Reporting to the Senior Director, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Analyst II is primarily responsible for the regulatory review of human subject research proposals submitted for IRB review.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Reviews each submission to ensure that all applicable regulations and institutional requirements will be met
  • Edits informed consent documents to simplify language and improve readability for a general audience
  • Attends IRB meetings and prepares minutes that document the IRB’s determinations and that effectively describe the concerns, rationale, and technical questions of the IRB
  • Responsible for evaluating modifications, and continuing review of ongoing research.
  • Coordinate approval of IRB reliance agreements and monitor USC’s responsibilities under these agreements
  • Review requests for USC investigators to rely on a non-USC IRB and for USC to serve as the IRB for non-USC sites
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities in conjunction with USC’s Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
  • Assists in the development, distribution, and utilization of IRB education, training, and guidance material.



  • Previous experience in clinical research
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

Field of Expertise:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local regulations and laws and routine policies and ethical practices for human subjects research

REQ20069726 Posted Date: 01/11/2019

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