Research Ethics Coordinator

The Research Ethics Coordinator is a key position within the administrative structure of the Independent Review Board of Veritas IRB Inc.

The Research Ethics Coordinator is responsible for quality monitoring and improvement of all procedural aspects of the submission, review, revision, and approval of research projects under the supervision of Veritas IRB to ensure that the IRB’s goals and objectives are achieved.

The Research Ethics Coordinator must be familiar with experimental design as it applies to l research with humans and be familiar with the most recent ethical standards such as the Tri-Council Policy Statement. The Research Ethics Coordinator is able to measure the IRB’s quality and performance, and provide assistance in the development of process and quality control initiatives.

Requirements
  • BSc or BA
  • MA or MSc in bioethics would be an asset
  • Minimum of 2 years of research ethics experience
  • Project management experience

Additional prerequisites include strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, detail oriented, proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment, effective communication skills in both English and French including verbal, written and presentation skills, strong computer skills, excellent time management.

What we Expect from you?
  • Maintain and document metrics to monitor the IRB’s performance.
  • Maintain IRB members’ training files.
  • Monitor regulatory agencies’ safety reports.
  • Monitor and report regulatory updates that may affect the operations of the IRB.
  • Maintain and verify the IRB’s portal and web applications.
  • Schedule IRB Meetings.
  • Quality control of documentation generated by the IRB (e.g. approval forms, meeting minutes, consent forms).
  • Quality control of documentation generated by the IRB (e.g. approval forms, meeting minutes, consent forms).
  • Provide the Managing Director and others with feedback and ideas to improve quality and service processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Medical Representatives - Independent Review Board

Veritas IRB is currently seeking physicians to serve as Medical Representatives on its Independent Review Board. The role of the Medical Representative is to assess study protocols for medical and scientific validity and, with other members of the Board, to ensure that a trial is conducted in compliance with a number of guidelines and regulations, as well as applicable ethical principles. The Medical Representative participates in meetings with a quorum of at least 5 members, including two members with scientific or medical expertise, a member ‘knowledgeable in ethics’, a member ‘knowledgeable in the relevant law’ and a community member.

The Independent Review Board meets weekly, on Tuesday evenings. The Medical Representative is expected to attend at least one meeting per month, but could attend more often, depending on their willingness and availability. A typical meeting lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.

Requirements
  • Medical diploma (MD)
  • Valid medical license to practice in Canada or the United States.
  • Understanding of health research
  • Understanding of scientific study design
  • Good knowledge of research ethics board functioning and review process
  • Capacity to work with a multi-disciplinary group.

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