For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Careers at Drexel

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that welcomes individuals from diverse and neurodiverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our Policies page to view all University policies related to Human Resources and News and Announcements for workplace postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made.

Please note, the city of Philadelphia has mandated the COVID-19 vaccination for all Universities. More information can be found in the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

IRB Analyst

Apply now Job no: 496275
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Remote, University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Office of the Provost

About Drexel 

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary 

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Analyst provides administrative assistance and expertise for the human subject protection program at Drexel. As a designated reviewer for the IRB, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing of applications; assisting investigators in developing their protocols and informed consent forms; preparing for and participating in full convened IRB meetings; and developing and delivering IRB-related training to the research community. 

Essential Functions 

  • Review of Applications:
    • Conduct thorough review of IRB applications to ensure that federal and university requirements for application content and informed consent documents are met.
    • Assure initial, continuing review and modification reviews of human research protocols are in accordance with Federal, HIPAA, State, local regulations, and university policies throughout the review process.
    • Communicate with researchers and IRB contacts to ensure accuracy and compliance with IRB agreements and university policies.
    • Use independent judgment in interpreting and applying relevant university policies and guidelines.
    • Participates in resolving issues involving research ethics/compliance.
    • Coordinate full board IRB meetings by formulating meeting agendas, recording meeting minutes, communicating, and corresponding with IRB Chair, IRB members as well as investigators and their staff.
    • Coordinate and communicate with IRB members, investigators, and research coordinators.
  • Customer Service:
    • Serve as liaison to the public, faculty, IRB, ancillary University committees, and research staff concerning inquiries or complaints requiring interpretation of federal regulations and accreditation and IRB policies and procedures.
    • Work with others to address critical issues, resolve problems, and persuade or influence toward appropriate resolution.
  • Data Management/Reporting:
    • Record compliance related activities and maintenance of IRB COEUS database.
    • Manage the IRB COEUS database for the appropriate tracking of research projects and generating reports regarding research actions and activities.
    • Serve as technical expert on the use of data management systems and the application process to support users.
  • Education:
    • Identify and process requests for training and education.
    • Prepare and deliver training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least 5 years of experience in human research protection 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Basic level of proficiency regarding the submission of human subject’s research applications and informed consent documents to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Working level of proficiency identifying problems and obtaining resolution alternatives.
  • Working level of proficiency processing information with good accuracy. Evidence of attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Working level of proficiency in facilitating collaborative communication and working well with others in a professional environment.
  • Working level of proficiency listening to feedback and adding value to customer interactions.
  • Experience in writing correspondence to a federal regulatory agency.

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


Remote/University City, Philadelphia, PA - hybrid work schedule

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Drexel University, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) publishes the Drexel University Security & Fire Safety Annual Report for current and prospective students and employees. This report contains important safety information and crime statistics for the previous three years. These statistics pertain to reported crimes that have occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by Drexel University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Printed copies of this report are also available by calling the Public Safety Administrative Office, 215.895.1550.

Additional information about the services provided by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety can be obtained by visiting their website.

Position Type

Work type




Division / College