Job Description

Extended Job Title
Lead Analyst

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized analytical duties in the operation and maintenance of assigned area. Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing and developing data relative to area, making recommendations and assisting in implementation of projects. Work is performed under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Serves as the main administrative support staff for the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Review Board (IRB) #2. Provides formal and informal regulatory, ethical, and methodological advice and assistance to research personnel in preparation of applications for research proposals involving human subjects. Implements and maintains processes to support this. Provides initial screening of all research submitted to IRB #2. Communicates with all research personnel as necessary regarding required/suggested changes needed prior to IRB review. Communicates information to reviewers as needed. Reviews submissions for IRB #2 and advises submitters regarding compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines, and institutional policies. Prepares correspondence for IRB #2 that conveys IRB deliberations and contingencies for approval of research activities involving human subjects. Creates, review, and maintains the IRB #2 agenda. Provides oversight to ensure that investigators have completed proper training, prior to approval of protocols by the IRB. Serves as backup for other regulatory committees such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB) #1, Conflict of Interest in Research Committee (COIRC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC).

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to use independent knowledge to analyze and prepare data for review; proficient in the use of Microsoft office applications as well as have the ability to learn and utilize new computer software programs; excellent typing and transcription skills; excellent organizational and efficiency skills; ability to work independently and to prioritize objectives; ability to maintain focus on multiple tasks within a short time frame; attention to detail; ability to read and understand technical and regulatory terminology and to efficiently convey key information to others; knowledge of federal and institutional requirements related to the protection of human subjects in research; ability to get along with administrators, faculty members, government officials, TTUHSC El Paso staff and students. Experience in a research setting. Ability to apply and interpret federal and state regulations related to research. Knowledge of iRIS software system. Knowledge of University of Miami CITI program. Knowledge of Excel databases/ Medical terminology coursework/experience preferred; Willingness to become a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) within 3 years of hire. Proficient in Spanish preferred.

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
Create detailed, accurate minutes of IRB #2 meeting findings. Ensures that Spanish translations of documents (consent, questionnaires, recruitment material, etc.) have been submitted for review, as applicable. Coordinates logistics for all scheduled committee meetings and conferences, related to the operations of IRB #2, including room reservation, audio visual, catering, and processing of all related work orders. Provides onboarding and orientation training for new IRB #2 members, and ongoing educational activities for current members, as applicable. Creates and finalizes appointment and reappointment letters, and member agreements for IRB #2. Reviews and maintains the IRB website. Assists in drafting policies and procedures related to IRB and human subject related issues, as needed or requested by the Sr. Director.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree plus four years progressively responsible related experience; OR a combination of education and experience to equal eight years.

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