The Cancer Committee (CC) reviews the scientific and ethical components of all new protocols and annual renewals involving adult human subjects and/or research requiring access to personal information submitted by cancer researchers throughout Alberta. It is one of three operating under the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) currently being managed by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions. HREBA itself is one of the province's three Health Information Act-designated health Research Ethics Boards.
This position is one of the team members responsible for coordinating and administering the daily operations of the CC. The position maintains effective relationships with the Chair, the Deputy Chairs (at the Tom Baker Centre, Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton) and other members of CC in support of efficient and effective REB operations. This also includes timely communications with investigators, sponsors and other stakeholders as appropriate. Reporting to the Manager, Research Ethics in the Ethics & Innovation Platforms (EIP) unit, under the overall direction of the Director EIP at AIHS, the primary duties of the position include:
- Administering CC processes including: reviewing ethics applications for completeness and accuracy; issues identification; communicating and coordinating correspondence with researchers and sponsors; tracking studies/renewal timelines; and management and maintenance of study files, including related databases.
- Coordination of monthly CC review meetings: ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements; organizing and facilitating meeting arrangements; preparing and distributing pre-meeting packages; and taking minutes.
- In collaboration with the CC Chair or designate and committee members, drafting and finalizing timely post-review correspondence to communicate REB requirements to investigators.
- Screening incoming correspondence and filtering by level of review required, including acknowledging updates to study protocols with special attention to patient safety.
- Responding, within the scope of the position, to cancer research ethics queries and acting as a resource person to researchers, industry, other members of the research community and the public.
- Providing support for the effective transition of CC administrative processes, study files and supporting documentation onto the new electronic IRISS platform within the AIHS environment.
- Participating in HREH activities as well as national research ethics initiatives as assigned.
Qualifications: Post-secondary education (undergraduate degree required, Masters preferred) plus a minimum of three years' experience in research processes. Knowledge of the ethics review process and of Microsoft Office is required. In-depth knowledge of the TCPS2, GCP, HIA and other regulatory requirements and guidelines would be an asset as well as of Crystal Reports. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability to work as a member of a team.
Interested applicant may send their resume to HR.email@example.com, clearly stating Competition #AIHS-CA238 and the position title in the subject line. This posting is open until a suitable candidate is found.
WHY CHOOSE A CAREER AT Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions?
At AIHS, people matter most. We are a team of 50 based in Edmonton, with a satellite office in Calgary. Our team members have:
- Challenging and interesting work
- A positive, flexible and supportive atmosphere
- Ongoing career growth and development
- A collaborative, team-based approach
We are establishing Alberta as a global leader in transforming health and wellbeing through research and innovation. AIHS in an important component of Alberta Innovates - an integrated provincial research and innovation system. We work with key research and innovation agencies across Alberta and Canada, publicly funded post-secondary institutions, healthcare institutions, industry, government and others to support and further enhance research and innovation in the province.