Director, Research Regulatory Affairs

  • Children’s National Health System
  • Washington, DC

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Children’s NationalChildren's National Health System (Washington, DC) is seeking a Director for Research Regulatory Affairs. Apply within! Health System and Research Institute is seeking a Director of Research Regulatory Affairs to oversee the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

As an institution committed to conducting and promoting scientifically and ethically sound research that will lead to improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood diseases, Children’s National has been recognized by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) for meeting its rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections of research participants.

Children’s National Health System has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the top five pediatric hospitals in the country. As the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington DC region, Children’s National Health System is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia and Atlanta. Children’s National’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals treat more than 300,000 patients each year, who come from throughout the region, nation and world. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the primary academic affiliation for faculty at Children’s National Health System.

Position Overview

The Director is responsible for the oversight, administration, and coordination of all fiscal, human resources, administrative, and training activities of the regulatory committees (IRB, IACUC, IBC) with the goal to (1) improve the safe and efficient conduct of research, (2) to reduce administrative burden by improving operational efficiency, and (3) to accelerate protocol review and decision turnaround by improving review practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • JD, PhD, MS, MPH or MBA is preferred.
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or Certified IRB Manager (CIM)
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
  • 5 years Management experience with budget responsibility.
  • 8 years Human subjects research leadership experience.
  • Progressive relevant experience in a federally funded research organization, overseeing regulatory committee operations, including thorough knowledge of human subject and research animal protection regulations.
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