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  • 1.  UNLV - HRPP QA-QI Manager, Office of Research Integrity

    Posted 01-26-2022 11:44
    Edited by Samantha Doan 01-26-2022 12:11

    REMOTE Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for HRPP QA-QI Manager, Office of Research Integrity [R0128432] 



    Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at: 



    The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 


    ROLE of the POSITION 

    The Human Research Protection Program - Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement (HRPP-QA/QI) Manager leads the functional oversight of the Human Research Protection Program and is responsible for quality assurance/quality improvement and educational activities for the Human Subjects Program (HSP). This position serves as a subject matter expert for the HSP and develops and implements the quality assurance/quality improvement effort. The HRPP-QA/QI Manager will possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of federal regulations pertaining to human research and experience applying regulations to Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions for all types of category determinations (exempt, expedited, convened IRB review, not research, not engaged in research) and for all levels of IRB review (pre-review, re-review, clarifying issues, post meeting, non-committee review) to ensure adherence to regulatory and ethical standards. The position also implements for-cause and not-for-cause audits, data collection, analysis, communication, and education programs. The incumbent will support the HSP and Office of Research Integrity leadership by setting goals, planning, organizing, and leading processes related to any research involving human subjects to ensure it is conducted in a manner that protects the safety, rights, and welfare of research subjects. The HRPP-QA/QI Manager will support compliance by developing and maintaining institutional standard operating procedures, including form maintenance and development, and following international, federal, state, and local rules and regulations and ethical principles regarding the use of human subjects in research. This position will assist with the training of IRB administrators and coordinators, and conduct internal needs assessments with the goal of program refinement. This position will also serve as the point of contact for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), lead site visits and handle other interactions with the association as well as assist with any internal or external audits of the HSP. 



    Knowledge of research terminology and methodology pertaining to social/behavioral/educational and biomedical research. Advanced knowledge of human subject protocol review and revisions procedure. Must have advanced knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to IRB review and revisions in order to develop, document and maintain SOPs that are consistent with federal, state, and institutional regulations and guidelines. Must possess advanced knowledge of federal and international compliance regulations and guidelines which govern human subject regulation including: Federal Policy 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 50, 21 CFR 56, Belmont Report, Declaration of Helsinki, Nuremberg Code. Advanced ability to develop and support a QA/QI program for reviews of research processes as well as provide consultation and education for these activities is critically important. 


    Note: Flexible work arrangements for the weekly schedule may be considered. 



    This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and four years working with electronic IRB platform.  CIP certification is also required prior to hiring. Master's degree is preferred. Experience can be substituted for degree. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 



    Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   



    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  


    Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on February 3, 2022 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Jill Zimbleman, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or 



    UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0128432" in the search box. 


    If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 



    UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 



    UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 



    UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 


    Job Category 

    Administrative Faculty



    Full-Time Equivalent


    Required Attachment(s)

    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

    Posting Close Date


    Note to Applicant

    This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

    HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. 

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.  

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

    For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.  

    All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

    Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

    Samantha Doan
    Human Research Administrator
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas