• Research Coordinator / 科研办公室助理

    Posting Number 2018-5195
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/5/2019 2:40 AM)
    Shanghai-The Office of Research
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 52
    Business/Professional Administrative
  • Position Summary

    Position Summary

    The Research Coordinator will support the Office of Research’s research functions, in particular research compliance. She/he will assist in updating and translating research related guidance and guidelines, and record and maintain minutes for research compliance related meetings. She/he will also support the human subjects research protection program to ensure completion of IRB review process prior to conducting research at NYU Shanghai. She/he may be assigned to support other research functions when needed.


    The main responsibilities include:

    IRB Applications (50%)

    • Act as a point of contact for inquiries into the research compliance office and provide information on the status of studies, with some ability to cite relevant regulations, policy requirement and advice regarding what may be needed for IRB review and forwards more complex issues to the senior members for resolution;
    • Intake of IRB applications and conduct administrative review of protocols to ensure overall protocol completeness and to ensure appropriate protocol routing; may conduct pre-review of less complex protocols as assigned;
    • Responsible for tracking IRB applications and other relevant activities and metrics, and developing reports to provide management insights on research as requested;
    • Learn and become familiar with all relevant aspects of human research protection at NYU Shanghai; and maintain currency of knowledge of evolving regulations, policies and ethical norms that are applicable to human research activities through continuous professional development;

    Research Compliance and Quality Assurance (35%)

    • Coordinate and attend research compliance related meetings; record and maintain meeting minutes and translation may be required;
    • Assist in organizing research compliance related training sessions to researchers;
    • Maintain and conduct routine monitoring of NYU Shanghai IRB approved human research projects;
    • Assist in internal audit of ongoing human research projects for quality assurance;

    Other Research Functions Support (15%)

    • In conjunction with senior members in the Office of Research, update and translate research related guidance and guidelines;
    • Other tasks as assigned.


    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s degree required, advance degree preferred;
    • Education in related fields; legal background preferred.

    Required Experience

    • Relevant experience in research, research administration, and/or regulatory affairs preferred;
    • International work/study experience strongly preferred.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong organizational and time management skills; the ability to handle multiple assignments and perform against deadlines with frequent interruptions and competing priorities;
    • Ability to work with relative independence, communicate issues and progress effectively and receive guidance on complex problems and issues;
    • Must be highly motivated and willing to pursue additional education in human research protection;
    • Experience in handling confidential information and materials;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in both English and Chinese;
    • Good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions;
    • Strong internal and external customer service skills;
    • Team-work oriented and problem solving capabilities;
    • Ability to transcribe, proofread, and edit document;
    • Proficiency with standard MS Office software.

    Additional Information

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    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


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