Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Committee Coordinator

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Remote, OREGON
Job Type: FullTime

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Committee Coordinator - 27094 
University Staff 



University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Research Committee Support (ORCS)

IBC Committee Coordinator

Position #724274 – Requisition #27094

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Office of Research Committee Support (ORCS) has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) IBC Committee Coordinator position.

The CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Regulatory Compliance through the auspices of the Office of Research Committee Support (ORCS) exercises regulatory compliance and compliance oversight for research conducted at CU Denver campuses and off-site laboratories. This responsibility includes management of research protocol review for the Committees governing the use of animals and biological, chemical or radioactive materials.  In this capacity, ORCS provides the administrative support for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), to assure regulatory compliance and safety oversight for research activities and materials in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations which govern the use of recombinant DNA materials in research.

The IBC Coordinator oversees the office administration of and work flow for the IBC to ensure that the committee conducts their reviews of submitted protocol applications and provide ongoing monitoring, in accordance with all regulatory requirements, University policies and procedures and any other applicable standards. This position has the possibility of remote work.

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is an institutional committee, federally mandated under the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant DNA Molecules , to review and oversee all research involving recombinant DNA materials, in research laboratories, in tissue culture, animals and/or plants and in human subjects clinical trials.

The IBC is also mandated, on behalf of the University, to review and oversee all research involving infectious agents and Select Agents materials. The IBC exists to review all proposed research applications (protocols, projects) with recombinant DNA, infectious agents and/or Select Agents, prior to initiation, at the University and its affiliated institutions and/or research conducted by faculty or staff members of the University, even if it is performed at other locations. The IBC research review is performed in accordance with mandated federal regulations.

Job Summary:

The Committee Coordinator will not directly supervise any staff.  The incumbent works closely with the Director, ORCS (Office of Research Committee Support), as well as the Biosafety Officer and staff to ensure that there is an effective work flow across the Department, with subject matter experts, with the Committee members and with the Office of Regulatory Compliance and other senior administration offices. The Coordinator also works closely with IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) and COMIRB (Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board) offices to correctly coordinate review and approval of research protocols involving recombinant DNA used in animal or human research (Human Gene Transfer clinical trials).  The Coordinator will also provide guidance and information to Principal Investigators and researchers pertaining to the administrative processes for approval.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the Committee’s policies and procedures are consistently applied to all applications (projects, protocols) submitted for review to the Office of Research Committee Support and the IBC. 
  • Will work closely with all EHS and Office of Regulatory Compliance staff.
  • Will work closely with IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) and COMIRB (Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board) offices to correctly coordinate review and approval of research protocols involving recombinant DNA used in animal or human research (Human Gene Transfer clinical trials).
  • Fields questions from researchers conducting research involving recombinant DNA pertaining to appropriate forms and processes for approval.
  • The individual manages all administrative aspects of the receipt of incoming applications (protocols, projects) and related documents (amendments, addenda, supporting documents) received by the Biosafety Program. 
  • Checks the Biosafety Program email account daily for incoming application forms and supporting documentation and responses to requests for information from Principal Investigators.
  • Saves all applications and supporting documents as electronic files for internal pre-review by the Biosafety Office.
  • Enters all pertinent data upon receipt of applications, amendments and any other supporting documents in the Biosafety Program MS Access database and the EHS-Assistant database, as necessary.
  • Works with the Biosafety Officer to conduct pre-review of all applications submitted and prioritizes protocols for review at meetings and creates the agenda with the pertinent information.
  • Plans, coordinates, and staffs committee meetings.  Works with the Biosafety Office, IBC Chair(s) and committee members to develop meeting schedules, arrange meeting rooms and necessary audiovisual or computer support for meetings; prepares the meeting agenda and oversees protocol packet preparation and distribution to Committee members and assures a quorum is available to convene the meeting and conduct committee business.
  • Acts as the recorder for minutes (in addition to using electronic recording equipment) at Committee meetings to ensure that the minutes accurately reflect the meeting content.  Must be able to understand and transcribe upper level technical, medical and legal language, and research concepts. 
  • Transcribes handwritten notes, email reviews/comments from Committee members and the electronic recordings to prepare draft meeting minutes for review by the committee.  Corrects or amends draft documents to ensure that the minutes accurately reflect the meeting content and ensures that minutes comply with federal standards.
  • Enter results of deliberations, and voting on applications, at convened meetings into the appropriate databases.
  • Serve as an important resource to faculty and research staff who have committee process-related questions to be addressed. S/he works on with the IBC on the drafting, development and publication of committee policies and administrative procedures as well as assisting in the development of the committee website.
  • Performs internal office audits to ensure the proper maintenance and accuracy of protocol files and data entry according to federal regulatory requirements and Committee administration SOPs or guidelines to ensure the timeliness, correctness and compliance of reviews conducted by the respective committees.
  • Cross train to provide high level coverage for the IACUC and Radiation Safety Committees when those coordinators are not available.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need.

Salary and Benefits :

The salary range (or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $54,960.

The above salary range (or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.




Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Research, Science, Health Sciences or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • 1 year experience managing research studies

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant DNA Molecules.
  • Experience working with AWA/PHS (OLAW) regulations regarding animal subject research.
  • Experience working with FDA/OHRP regulations regarding human subject research.
  • 1 year experience working in an academic setting.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Working knowledge of NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant DNA Molecules.
  • Knowledge of higher educational and/or the research environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and meet deadlines, work under pressure, and organize multiple projects or tasks.
  • Comprehensive personal computing skills and ability to manage information in complex relational databases.
  • Ability to effectively support the Committee, Chair(s), investigators, and contribute to working groups, staff meetings, and other committees as assigned.
  • Required ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, strong interpersonal and human relation skills, and an ability to effectively prepare and coordinate meetings.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references).     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   
Job Category
: Research Services 
Primary Location
: Remote 
Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 60069 - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: Aug 15, 2022 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Brett Haltiwanger 
Posting Contact Email: 
Position Number: 00724274
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