Institutional Review Board (IRB) Specialist
Sidra Medicine
منذ 9 ساعات
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Organizational Profile

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.

Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is : Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world .

Achieving This Vision Will Encompass Three Essential Activities

World Class : Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

DEPARTMENT / BRANCH PROFILE : The Research department will house several hundred researchers working on many aspects of Feto-

maternal health. It will cover Basic, Translation, Clinical trials and Informatics research. The Department comprises of two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller satellite laboratories throughout the hospital.

The department will house basic laboratories as well as state of the art core facilities, e.g. Genomics, medicinal chemistry and Imaging.

JOB SUMMARY : The IRB Specialist of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports to the Director Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The incumbent along with a team of other professionals is responsible for conducting pre-reviews of submissions to Sidra IRB, including new protocols, continuing reviews, modifications, and unanticipated problems.

He / she regularly or on a periodic basis attends IRB meetings and also provides support to his / her Director, IRB Chair, and IRB Members, including writing and editing minutes of meetings.

Additionally, the IRB Specialist has responsibilities related to the generation, review, and release of IRB correspondence.

The IRB Specialist conducts quality control functions for the IRB office that may extend to all areas of the operation including review of files and meeting minutes for completeness, accuracy and consistency.

Further, this staff member helps to ensure uniformity of review and compliance with IRB standard operating procedures and applicable International regulations and Qatar Ministry of Public Health regulations.

In addition, this candidate maintains up to date knowledge of regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of human subjects in research.

This individual coordinates the implementation and management of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) related efforts; acts independently in carrying out tasks relevant to IRB compliance.

Key Role Accountabilities

  • Reviews and processes IRB protocol applications submitted by other research staff, acts as a resource for any and all IRB related matters.
  • Ensures accuracy of IRB applications.
  • Responsible for the review of IRB submissions for completeness prior to agenda assignment.
  • Generates and analyzes reports of the IRB database for quality assurance purposes and assists with protocol audits.
  • Communicates and interfaces with external Institutions on regulatory compliance for IRB submissions.
  • Act as the liaison between the IRB Board and research staff with regard to study related information.
  • Interprets and provides guidance to researchers on IRB operating practices and procedures.
  • Ensures researchers have all information they need regarding the new submission of their study including handling inquiries and providing timely follow up.
  • Prepares and distributes IRB meeting agenda and minutes.
  • Attends IRB meetings and takes notes on agenda items and discussions.
  • Maintains confidential office research files.
  • Verifies and maintains record of certification of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course in the protection of human research subjects for key study personnel involved in human subjects research at Sidra and affiliated institutions.
  • Monitors accounts receivable / payable for IRB review fees and creates monthly invoice reports for Clinical Research Governance Director and the Clinical Research Governance Manager.
  • Performs routine personnel functions such as paper filing and file retrieval, responding to IRB emails, distributing mail, and receiving incoming calls.
  • Oversees meeting availability of IRB members for monthly meetings; Oversees catering for monthly IRB meetings and for IRB Insights training.
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
  • In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.




  • Bachelor’s degree in the biomedical field
  • Experience

  • 5+ years’ relevant experience
  • Experience in the area of human subject protection,institutional ethics review, research administration, monitoring or auditing or other area of research compliance or oversight.
  • Certification and Licensure

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course in the protection of human research subjects
  • Certified IRB Professional(CIP)
  • Professional Membership

    Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Proactive; strong organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational and administrative support processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency taking and transcribing notes and minutes and / or formal proceedings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take directions and work independently; the ability to prioritize, problem solve and work under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic
  • Job function

    Business DevelopmentSales


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