Category: Unclassified | Closing Date: 12/15/18

Director-Institutional Review Board

Posted Date: 12/11/2018
Position Number: PSN 51103r
Salary Range: $85,000 - 100,000
Location: LSU Health, Shreveport
Posting closes: 12/15/2018 @ 11:59 PM

Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

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 and translational 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.


This position requires experience with regulatory agencies and institutional review boards (IRBs) as well as having excellent customer service skills.  LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport’s IRB is charged with ensuring that all aspects of LSUHSC-S Human Research Protection Program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies, including standards of excellence necessary for maintaining accreditation status.  This position, which is core to LSUHSC-S research compliance activities, focuses primarily on medical research.

Under the direction of the IRB Chair and Vice Chair, the IRB Director conducts in-depth protocol review using advanced regulatory knowledge and experience.  S/he has the primary responsibility to manage the protocol review process and identify issues, and to independently determine whether the components of the proposed research are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, university policies, and accreditation standards.  This position is responsible for overseeing the full board submissions for HRPP and IRB committee processes.  S/he is also responsible for assisting with maintenance of AAHRPP Accreditation, and will be the liaison for external regulatory agencies.  Other duties include educating parties on relevant and emerging regulations and identifying related risk management issues.

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.