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Research Compliance Specialist

Requisition Details

Requisition Information

Requisition Title Research Compliance Specialist
Requisition Number 01737-R

Opening Information

Job Status Full Time
Position Category Science/Research (RSCH)
Education Required Graduate Degree
Experience Required 3 - 5 Years
Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned scientific research facility on Long Island’s North Shore, is searching for a candidate for the Research Compliance Specialist opening. The ideal candidate will coordinate the needs of research faculty and scientific staff to ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, and processes.

Additional responsibilities of the Research Compliance Specialist will include:
- Responsible for institutional review of all research involving human subjects and/or rDNA.
- Aides the department in ensuring the effective operation of the CSHL Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects (IRB), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
- Reads and reviews IRB and IBC submissions.
- Assists the scientific staff in submissions to the IRB and the IBC.
- Maintains laboratory records.
- Monitors the status of submissions, reviews, reviewer communications, and follows up using a specified database.
- Keeps abreast of federal regulations

Position Requirements

Education: Ph.D. preferred or Bachelor Degree with 3-5 years experience in a biomedical setting.
Experience: Some post-doctoral experience – strongly desired. Training in human subjects’ research protection – desired.
- A broad interest in current biomedical research and experience in the communication of science – required.
- Knowledge of the federal regulations for research using human subjects and recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology, bioethics, animal use, and HIPAA – desirable.
- Knowledge of Federal and State regulations regarding human subjects’ research and recombinant DNA research – desirable.
- Excellent organizational skills, the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and problem solving abilities – required.
- Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills – required.
- Willingness and ability to take initiative, and to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team – required.

Interested candidates should apply via the CSHL Careers website at:

Position Number 01737-R

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities. For more information about CSHL, please visit

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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