Deadline: September 13, 2016

Matthew Stafford


The Boston Children’s Hospital IRB is seeking new team member to fill the role of IRB Administrator. Candidates with IRB experience will be given preference.

The IRB Administrator will work as part of an established and dynamic team, serving as a resource to the hospital’s research community.


  1. Coordinates and implements the daily activities of the IRB for assigned departments.
  2. Performs in-depth pre- review of incoming protocols, annual/tri‑annual reports, emergency requests, amendments and revisions for completeness and compliance with committee standards. Serves as a resource to investigators, responding to questions on preparing and submitting applications and reviewing policies and procedures. Meets with investigators to educate and advise them on planned protocol submissions. Prepares report of actions and final approval notices and associated documentation.
  3. Assists in the ddevelopment, recommendations and implementation of policies and procedures to enhance efficiency of committee operations, in conjunction with Research management staff.
  4. Reviews grant applications involving use of human research subjects for compliance with agency certification requirements. Monitors status and follows up on pending applications. Prepares and issues approved grant certifications.
  5. Supports the Research Management on other issues pertinent to the implementation of human subject regulations.
  6. Oversees the maintenance of manual and automated record‑keeping systems to monitor scheduled reviews of human subject protocols. Notifies investigators of pending reviews, receives, reviews and screens returned forms and documentation. Follows up with investigators to obtain missing reports or information.
  7. Assists in the ddevelopment and implementation of the educational program for the teaching of research ethics and investigator responsibilities to staff and clinical research personnel at the Hospital.
  8. Assigned and participates in other professional activities within the field of human subject protections including special projects for the institution and office


  1. Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 to 5 years of administrative experience, preferably in a research investigation setting. Knowledge of research administration, institutional review boards, or human subject protections required.
  2. Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in‑depth, experience‑based cross‑functional knowledge.
  3. Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Matthew Stafford, Assistant Director, Clinical Research Compliance or Susan Kornetsky, Director, Clinical Research Compliance.

* * * 

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 158,700 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.

We're the #1 children's hospital in the nation for, according to U.S. News & World Report.

clinical research human subjects research job opportunity