Human Research Protection Protocol Compliance Specialist- S&T

Allegient Defense Falls Church, VA, USA

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401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

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Allegient Defense is a leader in advanced technology research and solutions development, and we are growing quickly. We are looking to staff a Human Research Protection Protocol Compliance Specialist

Position Description:

Human Research Protection Protocol Compliance Specialist to provide technical support to the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The HRPP Compliance Specialist will assist in preliminary review of allegations of non-compliance and research misconduct; assist in identification of areas of concern, corrective action(s) and development of reports and recommendations; in addition, assist in development of forms, data, and other human research regulatory compliance items in a centralized, relational database suitable for standard and ad-hoc reporting and analysis. This position requires a critical thinker who can extract meaning from complex data relationships, identify trends, opportunities, and solutions related to customer policy and program areas. Applicants must have a passion for their work, be innovative, and possess strong verbal and written communication and analytic skills. The ideal applicant will have demonstrated proficiency and understanding of compliance processes associated with Human Research Protection Protocol programs.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Developing, refining, and managing project management tools for an agency-wide human research protections program;
  • Reviewing and assessing agency commands, laboratories, and extramural collaborators for compliance with Federal-level and agency-specific requirements for the protection of human research subjects;
  • Preparing and reviewing Federal-wide and DoD Assurance packages for agency components and sponsored entities with human subjects research programs;
  • Carrying out evaluations of potential or unanticipated problems involving risks to participants in agency-sponsored research projects, to include issues involving research noncompliance or misconduct, and developing reports and recommendations for corrective actions;
  • Conducting post-approval reviews of human research protocol submissions, to include evaluating Institutional Review Board (IRB) proceedings and meeting minutes, to monitor compliance and support continual quality improvement efforts;
  • Developing and updating processes, materials, and databases for the agency’s human research protections program and its compliance and oversight functions, and assisting with the generation of reports, metrics, presentations, and other program deliverables; and
  • Providing subject matter expertise and consultation on complex program-level and project-specific initiatives for ensuring the protection of human subjects in all agency-sponsored research activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university.
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in human research protection.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing assurance packages to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience inspecting and auditing HRPP stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience with both medical and non-medical research conducted and supported by DOD.
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior leadership in the DON HRPP.

Citizenship and Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess an Active Secret Clearance.
Allegient Defense

About Allegient Defense:

Allegient Defense is a world leader in the advancement of information technology, innovative weapon systems, and unmanned aerial vehicle science & technology.Our highly skilled team delivers services ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, program management and artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML).