New Director, Human Research Protection

7/12/2010: Juliana Kyrk retired this year, and the job ad is out for her replacement:

Director, Human Research Protection Program
Office for Protection of Human SubjectsPay Range: $80,000 – $100,000

This position will report to the Assistant Vice President, Responsible Conduct of Research who also serves as the University’s Institutional Official. This position leads a team of five professionals with five major duty areas: protocol review and approval, IRB panel support, development of policies and SOP’s, developing and implementing Human Subject Research (HSR) education and training for staff, committee members, and faculty and student researchers, and administrative management and leadership. The successful candidate will have significant expertise in the full breadth of areas reflected in HSR administration. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

While ORSA has been in complete disarray, the Human Subjects Protection office has been very well run. I hope they can find a worthy replacement for Juliana. Given what I’ve seen of other university’s IRB offices it won’t be easy. Rumor is that the general disarray at the top of ORSA led to her retirement. Don’t know how this is related to the Rich Linton resignation if at all.