IRB Application Analyst

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22003154

The Human Subjects Office (HSO), at the University of Iowa is seeking IRB Application Analysts, to provide administrative assistance and expertise for the human subjects protection programs and services administered by the HSO. Pre-screen IRB applications to provide initial review. Assist with coordination of the activities and interactions with the Institutional Review Boards (IRB), other University committees, and UI investigators.

The position is open to a full time equivalent of 50-100%. Part-time or full-time appointments are available within the stated range. Hybrid Telework schedule may be considered. Some onsite work required.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

About the Human Subjects Office
The Human Subjects Office (HSO) was established by the Office of the Vice President for Research to provide administrative support for the University of Iowa Institutional Review Boards. An Institutional Review Board is a group of individuals charged with reviewing proposed research involving human subjects to ensure the protection of those subjects and compliance with federal human subjects regulations. The University of Iowa has three such review boards, each consisting of faculty, staff, and representatives from the Iowa City community.


Education or Equivalency Required
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Current and relevant research or medical administration experience (typically 6 months to 1 year).
  • Research Compliance: Demonstrates basic level of proficiency regarding research regulations.
  • Problem Solving: Demonstrates working level of proficiency identifying problems and obtaining resolution alternatives. 
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrates working level of proficiency processing information with good accuracy. Evidence of attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Communicating for Effective Relationships: Demonstrates working level of proficiency in facilitating collaborative communication and working well with others in a professional environment.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Demonstrates working level of proficiency listening to feedback and adding value to customer interactions

Desirable Qualifications

  • One or more years’ experience conducting research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subjects research OR One or more years’ experience working with federal regulations.
  • Working knowledge of university policies and federal regulations regarding research.
  • Technical experience with an electronic research application database or other data management system or electronic workflow system.

Contact: Sarah Tillman (

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Position and Application Details and Instructions:
Upload the following required documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and verification of academic credentials. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 81652

Posted 12 days ago

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