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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a QA & Improvement Specialist.
The Quality Assurance and Improvement Specialist will be responsible for compliance quality audits of human research studies under the jurisdiction of the NYU School of Medicine HRPP, and validation of department/institute-based human research oversight programs.
- Plan, conduct, and report internal quality audits, both routine and for-cause, to assure adherence to NYU School of Medicine HRPP internal procedures and local and federal requirements.
- Provide recommendations on study selection, audit scope and frequency, based on study population, study type, protocol, and other risk factors.
- Based on the above analysis, and working with the Quality Assurance and Improvement team, develop the audit program each year and document updates as needed. Develop periodic reports for leadership on status as compared to annual plan.
- Provide timely feedback through meetings with research teams and IRB members.
- Prepare suggested corrective and preventive action (CAPA) plans and review with PI and other members of the research team, track and report implementation of the corrective and preventive actions. Report all information to the Director, Research Regulatory Services and present to the IRB as per standard operating procedures.
- Evaluate audit findings and prepare reports for the Director, Research Regulatory Services.
- Further develop and define process for performing audits at NYU School of Medicine. Ensure applicable written procedures and templates are current, complete, and accurate. Refine audit methodology and standards for not-for-cause, for cause and follow-up audits.
- Assist in the management of external audits and inspections by regulatory agencies and business partners.
- Conduct training on the clinical research process and serve as a resource to researchers.
- Periodically attend training necessary to retain and improve auditing and GCP knowledge/skills.
- Complete other tasks as assigned by the Director, Research Regulatory Services.
- Strong familiarity with federal regulations governing human subjects research and knowledge of Good Clinical Practice.
- Bachelor¿s Degree in a scientific discipline and two (2) years¿ experience conducting audits of clinical investigational sites.
- Experience presenting to small and large groups at various levels.
- Strong analytical, writing, oral communication, and customer service skills.
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or other relevant certification required within 12 months of hire and eligibility.
Masters in a scientific discipline, Public Health or Regulatory Compliance, certification for quality professionals through the Society for Quality Assurance, the American Society for Quality, or other formal certification in Good Clinical Practice regulatory training. Experience with human research compliance or study management in an academic health center setting.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Business office setting.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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