The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
Learns and masters the creation, initiation, development, and revision of protocols, informed consents, case report forms, and other study and clinical research documentation to support principal investigators and quality assurance systems for the Clinical Investigations Support Office. Submits protocols and supporting documents to internal and external regulatory bodies (i.e. Institutional Review Board), ensuring trials are consistent with approved proposals to open new studies.
Provides regulatory affairs support, coordinating or performing a wide variety of administrative and data management activities for CISO functions and research project goals. Manages and maintains CISO electronic regulatory files, including staff resumes, licenses, training certificates, equipment receipts, investigation logs, etc. Reviews documentation as needed to support regulatory filings, and maintains research files and documentation required by regulations.
Works with senior team members to support and facilitate clinical research. Helps prepare and conduct high-quality compliance reviews, including close-out and reporting. Interacting with research investigators and staff throughout the process, from helping activate study and research trials to escalating problems and issues, as needed. Provides support and clinical-specific training to staff, maintaining and improving quality assurance training and development programs as needed.
Updates all databases, and regulatory binders with information pertinent to studying milestone progress, including but not limited to: clinical trial management systems, IRB databases, internal and external spreadsheets, and study electronic systems.
Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations, statutes, and laws, and with agencies including the IRB and Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Maintains compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, patient confidentiality (HIPAA) and any other applicable laws.
Maintains communication, attends meetings, and answers questions from all involved parties including regulatory bodies (i.e. IRB), pharmaceutical companies (including monitors), principal investigators and colleagues. Works with clinical trial coordinators, research staff and investigators to further communications, helping remove obstacles impeding trial progress.
Participates in KSOM centralized activities to support and promote research regulatory requirements. Coordinates with and assists other CISO staff and departments with educational efforts, helping ensure highest quality research and protection of human subjects. Identifies compliance training and educational needs, coordinates the reporting of serious adverse events and protocol deviations, and proposes, completes, and submits amendments to protocols and trial forms and documentation, as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The annual base salary range for this position is $69,980.63 - $90,060. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:2 yearsCombined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise:Experience in clinical research compliance, regulatory research and/or operations in the academic or private sector. Experience with submissions to the Institutional Review Board and/or the Federal Drug Administration for Investigational Drugs and Devices (IND/IDE). Knowledgeable of Informational Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and FDA regulations and procedures. Ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of different solutions, and proven problem-solving and decision-making skills to uncover causes of problems. Exemplary organization skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements. Deft interpersonal and diplomatic skills for communicating tactfully with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrated experience developing communication plans, instructional materials and related content. Experience with office management communication software/tools (e.g. Google suite, Slack, Skype).
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.