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Emory University Senior Clinical Trials Regulatory Specialist in Decatur, Georgia



  • Supports clinical research team (physician-investigators, clinical research staff, nurses, etc.) in research efforts by facilitating the protocol approval process and overseeing documentation of regulatory compliance throughout the trial's duration for research studies involving human subjects.

  • Establishes and monitors practices to ensure regulatory documentation involving clinical trials complies with Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures and regulations and guidelines.

  • Reviews processes involving regulatory documentation to assure appropriate timelines are followed.

  • Researches and analyzes problems and takes a leadership role in resolving.

  • Identifies and manages issues and provides feedback to leadership regarding resolution.

  • Disseminates information and coordinates or conducts training.

  • Reviews documentation of exceptions to compliance standards to assure information is accurate and complete.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures, development and revision of regulatory orientation plans, and orientation and mentorship of newly hired staff.

  • Actively participates in designated committees within the unit and Emory University.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in a research environment, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

  • Knowledge of IRB processes, federal research regulations and a basic understanding of funding programs and clinical research practices.

  • Must obtain all required training courses within one month of hiring date.

  • Must possess an applicable research certification.

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Job Number 31212

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

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