Senior Protocol Analyst - Human Research Protection Program

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: West Lafayette, INDIANA

Job Summary

Updated: 2/19/19

Serves as regulatory compliance analyst, educator and manager who exercises operational responsibility on a daily basis for the Institutional Review Board(s)  to which they are assigned charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research participants.  Responsible, either directly or through managing others, for ensuring that IRB protocols satisfy federal regulations, guidelines and institutional requirements. Although employed in the Office of Vice President for Research, any selected candidate who is an attorney would be invited to join a network of internal University attorneys who have "dotted line" relationship to University Legal Counsel for the purpose of coordinating oversight of legal and regulatory issues arising within their subject matter areas.      


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum four years of experience working in human research protections working with an institutional review board
  • Experience working in a highly-regulated environment requiring the successful navigation of a complex legal and regulatory landscape in support of projects, programs or business activities
  • Familiarity with Common Rule and other federal laws and regulations impacting research and human subject protections    
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) at time of employment; or required within one years of being in the position
  • Knowledge of federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research 
  • Ability to interpret, apply and communicate federal and institutional guidelines, regulations, statutes, and policies   
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies including faculty, administrators, institutional compliance staff, federal agency professionals and regulators, and institutional support staff 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and activities while maintaining attention to detail 
  • Must possess leadership and management skills as well as ability to know when to utilize them  
  • Candidates must exhibit initiative and the capacity to work independently, as well as the ability to positively contribute to multiple leadership teams
  • Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and exceptional problem solving abilities


  • Basic office computer and software skills required; working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite  
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and scientific terminology 

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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