Opportunities

 

The Office of Compliance offers excellent training opportunities for students who are interested in expanding their horizons into various professional careers in research and beyond.  In past our office has assisted MTSU students will scholarships to participate as Graduate Assistants.  We also encourage students to volunteer as interns at our office to be a part of the various regulatory processes that relate to human subjects research and studies involving vertebrate animals.  

Graduate Assistants

 In this paid position, the graduate assitants (GA) will be exposed to the University's regulatory processes that provide oversight to the research programs that either involve human participants or vertebrate animals.  

Requirements and Qualifications

 The GAs must be registered in one of the MTSU's master programs and the candidate must exhibit a passion for fostering a culture of compliance through committment for human subjects protection and humane animal usage.  The successful candidates will possess remarkable professional skills to swiftly 

  1. Designs, develops, implements, evaluates, and modifies internal clinical research auditing programs, policies, protocols, procedures, systems, and documentation in accordance with Federal, State, and University mandates.
  2. Organizes and performs random, for-cause, and IRB-requested audits of clinical research projects; reviews research and medical records and processes as appropriate to assess compliance with protocols and all Federal, State, and University requirements and guidelines.
  3. Analyzes data and prepares and presents audit reports and summaries; provides feedback to researchers and the IRB as appropriate; ensures the maintenance of databases pertaining to human subject research audit information;.
  4. Coordinates or oversees the review and processing of new research applications, progress of and changes to ongoing research, and adverse events.
  5. Identifies educational needs of researchers based on audits and other information; designs, develops, presents, and evaluates targeted training programs and materials based on audit results and changes in legislative, statutory, and/or University requirement.
  6. Provides advice, guidance, and problem resolution to biomedical research investigators and support personnel in the application of relevant Federal, State, and University laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  7. Monitors the efficiency and accuracy of self-reporting by biomedical research investigators as part of the Federally mandated continuing review process.
  8. Maintains a current knowledge of Federal, State, and University laws, regulations, and guidelines governing human subject research; attends educational and professional seminars as dictated by relevant certification standards.
  9. Assists with specific inquiries related to scientific misconduct and/or IRB-related non-compliance issues, as requested.
  10. Represents human subject compliance programs on various groups and committees, as appropriate; serves as institutional liaison to the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
  11. Manages day-to-day administrative operations of the program as assigned; may provide direct supervision to subordinate employees performing related work.
  12. Undertakes special projects as assigned by the Dean of the School of Medicine and/or the Associate Dean of Research.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  14. TRAINING 
  15. Passion for research
  16. Understand intricate legalities 
  17. logical thinker
  18. Ability to follow SOPs
  19. Guide researchers when needed and act as a Liaioson 
  20. Spokesperson for the OC
  21. Mentor

Essential Functions

 

Preferred Candidates

 

Benefits

 

Interns

 

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Volunteers

 

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Application Process

Candidate Review and Interview

Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Building (ING) Room 010A
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Tel: 615-898-2400
Email: compliance@mtsu.edu
Box 124