Job Posting: EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks Human Subjects Research Review Official

EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development (ORD) is seeking a senior executive and scientific leader for the position of Human Subjects Research Review Official (HSRRO) in Washington, DC, who is the Agency’s focal point for providing guidance and leadership, and who serves as the expert technical resource to EPA in matters related to human research ethics and human subjects protection. The HSRRO provides strategic vision and leadership for a scientific program whose results serve as a basis for informing Agency decisions in areas related to human subjects research.

Who We Are Looking For?
We are looking for an experienced leader and counselor in the ethics of human subjects research and human subjects protection, who can guide the EPA in assuring compliance with all standards and regulations in this area. This person should have experience in an organization that does research with human subjects, and has a close familiarity with the legal, ethical, and cultural values associated with human subjects research. This person would also be an experienced counselor, helping agency scientists and managers understand the consequences, ramifications, and requirements of human subjects research. Applicant should have a degree in biology, medicine, epidemiology, toxicology, environmental health, public health, human ethics, industrial hygeine or a reliable scientific discipline from a university or college.

Major Responsibilities of the Human Subjects Research Review Official

  • Ensures EPA policies and procedures are in conformance with the Common Rule, the Belmont Report and other applicable regulations.
  • Oversees the creation and management of systems for tracking, coordinating and archiving all records related to human research studies.
  • Oversees development and implementation of systems for locating and contacting subjects following completion of studies in the event subject follow-up is necessary.
  • Prepares and delivers training on human ethics, policies and procedures to investigators, staff and managers, as well as contractors.
  • Oversees all issues regarding human subjects protection and human research ethics in EPA.
  • Develops and maintains a close working relationship with Institutional Review Boards and provides oversight to the Human Studies Review Board and staff.
  • Serves as an expert liaison to national and international human research committees, commissions and professional organizations.
  • As appropriate, develops, presents and publishes papers at colloquiums and in journals addressing the conduct of human studies.

How To Apply
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How to Apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae via e-mail to Applications must be received by April 11, 2013, to be considered. Electronic submission of application materials is required. Applications sent via e-mail must be submitted in a readable format, such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of other formats may invalidate your application. For additional information please contact Ms. Robin Clarke on (202) 564-6493.

Salary and Benefits
This is a Scientific or Professional (ST) position for which the present rate of basic pay is between $119,554.00 to $179,700.00, depending on experience. This position requires U.S. citizenship and will be eligible for full benefits, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Agency. Any travel,
transportation, relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected candidate.

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