Category: Unclassified | Closing Date: Open until filled

Director, Human Research Protection Program

Posted Date: 8/13/2018
Position Number: PSN 49590
Salary Range: $85,000 - 100,000
Location: LSU Health, Shreveport
Posting closes: Open Until Filled


Applicant must meet one of the following qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree from an accredited university in business or science with one (1) year of clinical trials experience in an academic or healthcare setting.
2. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business or science with three (3) years of clinical trials experience in an academic or healthcare setting.


• Master’s Degree in research or business administration
• Knowledge of clinical or translation research
• Knowledge of regulations and ethical principles regarding clinical research
• Understanding of research procedures, research terminology, and research data management.
• Familiarity with implementation of protocol processes
• Sufficient knowledge of computer use and applications including word processing programs, spreadsheets and electronic submission systems , and /or databases used to maintain all information pertinent to human research protections


The Director of the HRPP oversees the operations of Human Subject Research Support (HSRS) and the Clinical Trial Management Team (CTMT) components of the HRPP and provides key leadership to LSUHSC-Shreveport research operations. In particular, the position plays an important role in a renewed emphasis to clinical and human research. This position requires an individual that can assist the University in its undertaking of initiatives toward enhancing its research infrastructure, programmatic depth, as aligned with the goals of the Human Subject and Clinical Research program. This position manages the staff with the HSRS and CTMT programs, its units, and the Human Subject Research Support infrastructure while constantly evaluating the workload and performance of the units.

The HRPP office supports the regulatory staff and clinical research coordinators of HSRS, the staff of the CTMT, and the LSUHSC-S campus. The office promotes the safety and protection of individuals involved in human subject research by providing support, guidance, oversight, to facilitate ethical and scientifically sound research for Principal Investigators who do not have the staff to serve in these roles through HSRS. The CTMT is responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of clinical trials from the budgeting process to start-up to the end of the trial.

This position is responsible for the review of Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement and Clinical Trial Agreement templates from sponsor/CRO for compliance with institutional and state guidelines and the protocol. And the position provides clear feedback on institutional and state requirements to sponsor/CRO. This position works with the budget coordinator to develop a budget that covers all procedures required by the protocol and compiles and interprets PI, sponsor/designee comments or other contract activities. This position corresponds with researchers and sponsor/CRO and responds to requests for information and gathers information and background material needed to create contracts,
The director submits completed contracts to the sponsor/CRO for signature and ensures that completed contracts are copied, scanned and filed to send to the appropriate parties and files.

The responsibility of this position assists in the evaluation of the controls for the processes used to manage Clinical Trials while implementing Clinical Trial Management processes and best practices. The controls and best practices must conform to the guidelines laid out by the findings of any internal or legislative audits.

To Apply:

Locate and click on the Apply Here button located at the bottom of the screen and create an electronic application to be used for this position as well as future positions that you meet minimum qualifications. The application method is electronic applications via LA Careers. If you need assistance applying electronically, please telephone 318-675-5635.

LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932
Administration Building - Room 116

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

Job Benefits:

The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.