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Research Scientist 4 – Director, Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
The Office of Mental Health / The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

Orangeburg, New York, United States

The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) is seeking qualified candidates to direct the Institute’s Human Research Protection Program. The NKI is a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) located on the grounds of the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY, fifteen miles north of New York City. NKI is affiliated with the New York University Langone School of Medicine (NYULSOM), located in midtown Manhattan. Sponsored programs are administered through the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), a non-profit foundation affiliated with OMH. The Institute’s mission is to develop better methods to prevent and treat serious and persistent mental illness through biological, epidemiological, clinical, and services research.

SALARY/GRADE: SG – 27 / $88,603
Downstate Adjustment - $3,026
Negotiating Unit – PEF
Non-Competitive Class Position

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree and five years of professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field and two years of such experience.

Preferred - Demonstrated experience in human subjects protections and research ethics related to the conduct or oversight of clinical research. IRB management experience and/or Certified IRB Professional (CIP) designation strongly preferred. Knowledge of single Institutional Review Board processes for multi-site clinical studies is preferred. Candidates should be detail oriented with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with a proven track-record of managing multiple tasks and priorities.

DUTIES: The Director of NKI’s Human Research Protection Program will work in close liaison with Institutional leadership, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH), New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), and with the New York University Langone School of Medicine (NYULSOM) on all matters related to human subjects research. The incumbent will develop, refine, and implement policies and procedures for the conduct of human subjects research that are in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. Knowledge of current state and federal regulations with the ability to interpret alterations to policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of human subjects in research is required. The incumbent will direct IRB staff and office; provide regulatory guidance to the IRB Chair, members, investigators, and Institute leadership; provide support and guidance to investigators in the design and submission of research protocols, including consent documents; ensure that minutes are incompliance with federal regulatory standards; be responsible for the development and coordination of education and training materials that promote the highest standards for the conduct of human subjects research; and oversee the electronic protocol submission and management system. The incumbent will also act as liaison for audits by federal regulatory agencies, regulatory bodies, and accreditation bodies.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates interested in employment at this location should submit their resumes to:

Janie Rathjen, Director of Human Resources
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
140 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Or via email to

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with this facility, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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