IRB Education and Outreach Specialist

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22003491

This Professional and Scientific position will be filled as either an IRB Education and Outreach Specialist (PRC1) or Senior IRB Education and Outreach Specialist (PRC2) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To express interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both requisitions, 22003491 and 22003492.

The Human Subjects Office (HSO) at the University of Iowa is seeking an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Education and Outreach Specialist, or Senior Specialist. This position will provide developmental and administrative assistance and expertise for the human subjects protection programs and services administered by the HSO. This position will also schedule, prepare, promote and present educational activities for the purpose of compliance with federal regulations, IRB requirements, and University of Iowa policies and procedures for the conduct of research involving human subjects. This position will require an on-campus presence for scheduled presentations, that may fall outside of normal business hours.

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 in volving 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 discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subject's research working with federal regulations.
  • Communicating for Effective Relationships: Demonstrates a working proficiency in ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborate manner, including strong writing, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Accuracy and Attention to detail: Understands the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to process information with high levels of accuracy at a working level of proficiency.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service at a working level of proficiency.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience (typically one or more years) conducting and/or monitoring research involving human participants, or in a related administrative role supporting human subjects research.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of federal regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research.
  • Technical experience with HawkIRB, data management system, or electronic workflow system.
  • Working experience reviewing, editing, or submitting IRB applications for compliance with federal regulations.
  • Certification as a Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

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: 81653

Posted 12 days ago

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