Title:  Research Compliance Associate

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8 am - 5 pm (tentative)
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,251 - $59,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6006


The Office of Research (OOR) maintains a research environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and contribution to improved health care. We develop and maintain programs to streamline and support the discovery process while assuring adherence to the highest ethical standards in research. The Research Oversight division of the OOR supports the efforts and recognizes the commitment of researchers in today’s research environment. We are able to facilitate and enhance outstanding research by anticipating the needs and responding effectively by providing centralized offices and integrated infrastructure. We are committed to providing the fundamental elements and compliance guidance that enable successful growth of our basic and clinical research environment.


This position reviews all human subjects research proposals to ensure that protocols are approved by the IRB for the protection and welfare of human research participants. Ensures adherence to the highest ethical standards by providing support, services, and resources for College investigators, potential research sponsors, and collaborating organizations.

Job Duties

* Provides analytical and programmatic support to the research subject protections program.
* Supports one board/month and corresponding Institutional Review Board (IRB) actions for that board.
* Maintains positive working relationship with chair, vice-chair and board members. 
* Provides customer service and education to IRB members and Principal Investigators for protocols assigned to board.
* Previews all research protocol/consent forms. Provides expedited approvals/exemptions for research.
* Recommends revision and action for requirements to Principal Investigator/Administrative Contact. 
* Establishes anticipated quorum for each meeting. Assigns protocols according to IRB member attendance and expertise. 
* Serves as point of contact when IRB members identify protocol issues that merit 'table' or 'disapproval.' 
* Assures key ethical/regulatory issues are adequately discussed in full board meetings. 
* Prepares meeting minutes according to required regulations. 
* Serves on quality improvement/accreditation teams as requested. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous research coordination background.
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP), other Clinical Research certificate.
  • Experience in an academic healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations governing the participation of human subjects in research.

We invite you to learn more about our benefits (bcm.edu/careers/benefits) including medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, incentive-based wellness program, and more.




Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.