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RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Institutional Review Board (IRB) in San Diego, CA at Scripps Corporate Admin Services

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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    11025 North Torrey Pines Road
    San Diego, CA
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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.

Scripps Health is committed to providing the best possible patient care, and research is a critical part of that mission. In addition to bringing the latest treatments to our patients, the knowledge gained from these research studies advances the quality of care for people around the world. The Research Assistant will be key in supporting the Institutional Review Board (IRB) managed by the Scripps Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (SOPRS). This positions is ideal for someone interested in deliberating ethical concepts in research and interacting with physicians, study coordinators and research subjects. The Research Assistant will be joining a small team of four that prides themselves in their open communication and teamwork.

The Research Assistant is expected to take initiative in keeping up to date on protocols and regulations and will primarily process submissions to the IRB. The Research Assistant will be responsible for managing submissions that require full board review, ensuring regulatory requirements are met, and finalizing submissions and communicating outcomes to investigators and research staff. In addition, the Research Assistant will conduct training for research staff on using online programs and conduct internal audit visits.

Partners with the PI investigators and research team to preview submissions to the IRB which includes preparation and documentation of outcomes. Assures compliance with regulations involving Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical Practice, and the Privacy Rule. Participates in department meetings and training of staff in regulatory matters.

This is a full time position with 8-hour day shifts, typically Monday through Friday in La Jolla.

Job Requirements


  • Advanced written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented Strong prioritization, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong motivator/communicator in a compact clinical team working with aggressive timelines.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong analytical skills

  • BS or BA. National certification, such as Certificate in Regulatory Affairs, Certified Clinical Research Professional, Certified IRB Professional, or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator(CCRC).
  • At least 2 years of experience with regulatory submission to an institutional review board (IRB) and experience with FDA regulations related to clinical research
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) membership
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.