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Temporary IRB Research Specialist #28390

Temporary IRB Research Specialist

Salary: DOE

1 year of experience writing, tracking, and submitting IRB protocols for renewal required

A Boston health institution is looking to hire a Temporary IRB Research Specialist to join their team. In this role, you will oversee the laboratory’s regulatory and compliance activities, write human subjects protocols and reports, and serve as a representative to institutional safety and regulatory oversight groups.


  • IRB Research Specialist will ensure lab compliance with human subjects research regulations, including submission/renewal/modification to applications for all lab IRB protocols and tracking ethical and biological safety training of lab members
  • Coordinate research staff and external collaborators; compliance with research protocols; assistance with gathering data; preparation of progress reporting to sponsors
  • Lead collaborator training on ethical considerations and human subjects regulations, including development of lectures and teaching content
  • Draft, edit, and submit protocols, reports, and technical content of proposals, letters, speeches, manuscript publications, lecture presentations, email communications, and other written materials as needed
  • Assist faculty and research administration staff with both pre-award and post-award grants administration including development, preparation, and writing of scientific proposal documents (e.g. narratives, budget justifications, human subjects protocols and scopes of work), and tracking collaborative grant assembly from multiple collaborators
  • With research administration staff, ensure lab meets all grant submission and reporting deadlines, and assists with compilation and approval of data for annual/final reports
  • Assist principal investigator (PI) with the management of active and new research projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Health Science related field
  • In-depth knowledge of medical ethics and bioethics related to human subjects research
  • Excellent writing skills, with experience drafting and editing scientific documents
  • Experience writing, tracking, and submitting IRB protocols for renewal
  • Experience with Material Transfer Agreements
  • Ability to make research presentations and draft research manuscripts
  • Experience crafting complex research grant proposals
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory procedures/protocols is required, as well as a commitment to following safety procedures to maintain a safe work environment

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