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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The IRBMED Education Coordinator is responsible for development of materials for training Principal Investigators, study teams, IRB members, and IRB staff members regarding state and federal regulations and local policies and procedures related to ensuring regulatory compliance in human subject research submissions.


Develop materials and implement educational programs and regarding human subject protection requirements and best practices for the IRBMED board members, IRBMED staff, and U-M study teams involved in human subject research. This includes the in-person conduct of training sessions and communication of educational materials via e-mail, web, and newsletters.

Attend IRBMED meetings to act as an information resource and provide mentorship for new members.  Meet collaboratively with members of the UM research community to coordinate educational development activities across multiple units and to prioritize development of materials.  

Engage in professional development activities, including attendance at regional and national meetings concerning IRB issues; review relevant scientific and regulatory publications.   Participate in special assignments as determined by the IRBMED Director(s).

Create content for on-line training modules in collaboration with the IRBMED technical writer and content experts both within and external to IRBMED.  Produce ‘just-in-time’ training documents, job aides, and educational modules to assist IRBMED staff, board members, and the research community.  Critically evaluate regulatory and guidance documents and create courses for these materials for presentation on-line or in-person to the research community.

Plan and coordinate content for the semiannual IRBMED Seminar Series and the annual ResearchPalooza event.  Manage the IRBMED Board Member Education meetings including preparing agendas, leading group discussion, and providing follow-up to ensure all actions are completed.

Engage new IRBMED board members through teaching and training.  Organize and track new board member’s training progress to completion.

Evaluate new training software. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree is required 
  • Five years background in clinical research, research administration, research ethics, research education/training and/or regulatory compliance required.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal human subject protection regulations (45 CFR 46 and 21 CFR 50/56) as evidenced by experience, professional IRB certification (CIP), ACRP certification, or SOCRA certification.
  • Experience with electronic IRB systems.
  • Demonstrated communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are necessary.
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching and developing educational material.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences.  Extremely proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other presentation-based software.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Currently possess or intent to obtain a Certified IRB Professional (CIP) designation

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree preferred 
  • Prior experience developing content (e.g., SOPs, educational training materials, guidance documents)
  • Strong familiarity with IRB application software (e.g., Click Commerce IRB software (eResearch))
  • Familiarity with Prezi, PowerPoint I Spring Suite 7, or other types of presentation software
  • Familiarity with Google Docs and M+Box

Work Schedule

TBD - 32 hours 

Work Locations

NCRC Building 520, Suite 3214

Additional Information

This position requires a brief presentation on a predetermined topic during the candidate’s interview as well as the submission of a representative writing sample.   Candidates will be informed of the specific requirements at the time of interview scheduling.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.