Associate Director - IRB (Houston, TX)

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At Houston Methodist, the Human Research Protections (HRP) Associate Director position is responsible for leading, managing, and advising designated staff, teams, and/or areas within the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and is responsible for independently identifying and resolving issues regarding the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and associated designated committees. The position works closely with Office of Research Protections (ORP) leadership, HRPP staff, IRB members, ancillary committee leadership, and others in the Houston Methodist Hospital research community to ensure operational efficiency and compliance with laws, regulations, standards, and institutional requirements that impact human research, and ensure proper budgetary needs are met, including optimizing financial resources.



In the performance of duties, the position will:

(1) Review, research, and interpret changes, trends and new developments related to human research;

(2) Provide written analysis on specified topics;

(3) Draft policies and procedures to implement and operationalize IRB and HRPP-related initiatives;

(4) Ensure regulatory review processes are standardized;

(5) Develop strategies to enable the IRB and HRPP and other implicated research departments and personnel to successfully adapt to changes;

(6) Serve as a resource to the research community regarding human research matters;

(7) Maintain HRPP staff and IRB productivity; and resolve compliance, service and operational issues.



Bachelor's degree in a health science field required.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in a healthcare professional/administrative/laboratory management capacity required including 2 year in a leadership position. Preferred experience in clinical research management.



    • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
    • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created in 2004 to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research and clinical trials, the academic institute houses over 2,047 credentialed researchers conducting 1,470 ongoing clinical protocols.
More Information on Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, Katy, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, Sugar Land, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Houston Methodist was founded in 2022. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 72 open jobs at Houston Methodist, click here.
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