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Institutional Review Board Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Sponsored Programs/Grants and Contracts, Research


Office of Research Protections and Compliance (ORPC)

ORPC provides a centralized resource to ensure UMBC conducts its research activities in a manner consistent with federal, state and institutional regulatory requirements. ORPC collaborates with the UMBC community to follow the highest ethical standards governing research activities. The UMBC Research Compliance Program areas include Human Subjects Protections, Animal Care and Use, Institutional Biosafety Research, Export Control, Conflicts of Interest, Responsible Conduct of Research and supporting the Office of Research and Creative Achievement (ORCA) Vice President on requirements associated with allegations of misconduct in research and other scholarly activities.

Position Overview:

The Institutional Review Board Manager will be responsible for the management of UMBC’s IRB program. The primary responsibility will be to manage, develop and implement efficient procedures to facilitate the processing of human protocols in accordance with UMBC, federal accreditation, and state policies and procedures.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $71,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.

What is it like to work at UMBC? Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2023 Great College to Work for…. In every category.


A hybrid telework schedule may be available.


Specific duties include:

  • Developing, implementing and managing efficient procedures to facilitate the processing of human protocols in accordance with state and federal policies and procedures
  • Performing review of complex research protocols, including identifying problems and issues in the submission application and contacting the investigator verbally or in writing to request additional materials
  • Serving as an expert liaison between the research investigator and the reviewer, as well as educating parties on relevant and emerging regulations and related risk management issues
  • Providing assistance to upper management in preparation for accreditation and in various compliance and quality assurance activities
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least four years of direct human subjects research protection/IRB regulatory experience reviewing and processing IRB submissions in an academic setting 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Masters Degree
  • Five or more years of direct human subjects research protection/IRB regulatory experience reviewing and processing IRB submissions in an academic setting
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $71,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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