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Manager, Institutional Review Board - Research

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)


Ref: LP016-117

Job description / Role

Established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation, WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and shares its mission of dedication to excellence in education, patient care, and research. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at a university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.

WCM-Q is in its 16th year of operation and is seeking a candidate for Institutional Review Board Manger in the Research Division, specifically in the Research Compliance office (RCO).

The IRB Manager's primary responsibility is to conduct in-depth protocol review process using advanced regulatory knowledge and experience. S/he has the primary responsibility to manage the protocol review process, identify issues and independently determine whether the components of the proposed research are in compliance with federal, local regulations and WCMQ policies.

The IRB Manager will also be responsible for managing all the IRB activities, conducting a preliminary review of submissions to the IRB, communicating deficiencies to investigators and ensure that the identified deficiencies are addressed adequately prior to review the provision. Analyse and apply relevant regulations, policies, and SOPs to ensure meeting the regulatory requirements in reviewing research protocols. Liaise between the IRB and the investigators and supervise the daily operation of IRB coordinators. Provide training and orientation to IRB coordinators and the research community, oversee the preparation for IRB meetings and attend them to advise on applicable regulations & institutional policies as well as maintaining IRB study related documentation in accordance with WCMQ policies, IRB policies, Federal & Qatari regulations.


The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a BA/BS degree (Master's degree is preferred). S/he, - should have a minimum of five years' progressive experience in management of an IRB. Should have comprehensive knowledge of Federal regulations, ICH-GCP guidelines and ethical principles regarding human subjects in research. Demonstrate the understanding of research procedures terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management. Experience in the configuration and use of IRB or research administration software would be an asset. CIP is highly desirable.

Your application requires a CV, including the names and contact information for three references that agree to be contacted, as well as a covering letter. We encourage applicants to describe in their application how they feel they can contribute broadly to the goals of WCM-Q. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar for the duration of the appointment. Compensation will include a competitive salary with supplement for Foreign Service, housing and, transportation.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

About the Company

Founded in 1898 and affiliated with what is now New York - Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) since 1927, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the U.S. It is committed to excellence in research, teaching and patient care, and the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

In addition to the degree in medicine, Weill Cornell offers PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences; a joint MD-MBA program with Cornell's Johnson School of Management; and a joint MD-PhD program with Rockefeller University and Sloan-Kettering Institute.

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