Associate Director, HRPP

Job Summary

The Associate Director provides key leadership to the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and manages the activities of IRB Coordinators. The HRPP Associate Director must collaborate with key research support units such as the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Cancer Center, and other Advisory Committees at UCSF. The Associate Director manages the single IRB as well as the general reliance program. The HRPP Associate Director reports to the HRPP Director.

Having wide-ranging experience, uses research compliance concepts and organization objectives to resolve the most complex issues having organization-wide impact.
Works on the most complex issues where little or no organization precedent exists and analysis of situation(s) or data require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives. Is considered a subject matter expert in the organization and often recognized as an expert externally in the industry.

**Note: This position is eligible to work remotely**

Department Description

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at UCSF, in partnership with the research community, is responsible for ensuring the ethical and equitable treatment of all human research subjects in studies conducted by UCSF faculty. The HRPP is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws and University polices as well as national standards for research involving human participants.


• Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Job Code and Payroll Title

Career Percentage

Mission Bay (SF)


Shift Length
8 Hours

Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Qualifications: Skills

Required Qualifications
• Expert knowledge and ability to apply all of the Federal, state, system and university regulations, policies and federal guidance documents.
• Expert knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts, and terminology.
• Advanced proficiency in public speaking, and writing.
• Ability to resolve conflicts in a timely basis.
• Ability to interact with faculty, verbally and in writing, with professionalism and decorum.
• Ability to lead and mentor others.
• Proven management skills including priority setting and work assignment and tracking.
• Ability to quickly identify and synthesize salient features from a fast-paced discussion of highly technical broad-ranging information into a cohesive and well-written document, based on this discussion and including individual analysis and research
• Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Must multi-task, be organized, able to re-prioritize tasks as needed, and be flexible
• Proven success in managing a compliance review board.

Qualifications: Experience

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in life, physical of social sciences and / or equivalent experience / training.
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience with human research protections activities with at least 3 years as a supervisor.
• Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire
• Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree in related field

Qualifications: Education
Master's degree
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San Francisco , CA
United States

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Friday, December 31, 2021 - 10:00