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Physician Chair

WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG)
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General Information

Location: Cary, NC, Puyallup, WA, Remote

Organization: WCG IRB

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

An opportunity to make a difference!

Here at WCG IRB, we are seeking a Physician Chair to join our team. As a Physician Chair, you will be providing the highest possible support to WCG IRBs ethical review and research safety program in areas and issues requiring medical training and judgment. This most commonly involves the Institutional Review Board and may also include providing medical advice to biosafety committees.

This role is ideal for individuals looking to be on the forefront of new and ongoing clinical research, as well as those looking to be more involved with a non-clinical role, with less involvement in direct patient care.


  • MD or DO; Three or more years of related clinical experience and/or training.
  • Prior experience in medical research with a focus on medical ethics preferred.


  • Must commit to passing the CIP exam within 2 years of reaching the minimum qualification of 2 years with an IRB. Maintain CIP certification once obtained.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write presentations and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information.
  • Familiarity with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Familiarity with concepts such as common statistical tests, correlation, confidence intervals, and survival curves in discussing the design and interpretation of human subject research.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to utilize computers effectively for performance of common office functions. Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Windows.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully; an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.


  • Chair Board meetings to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and WCG IRB policies and procedures and facilitate discussion from Board Members. Provide scientific, ethical, and regulatory support and advice to Board members.
  • Analyze and present protocols and other agenda items at Board meetings to facilitate informed decision making, and to set standards and role model effective presentation and discussion for all Board members.
  • Analyze research submissions, identify problems and issues, collect additional information or request corrections, and draft memoranda.
  • Research, draft, and present reports to the Board on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, investigator misconduct, site visits, FDA and sponsor audits of investigators and others, issues involving human subjects, sponsors, and institutions.
  • Present weekly training to Board members regarding WCG IRB policies and procedures, federal and state regulations and guidance.
  • Convey the Boards concerns with the research submission by composing written correspondence to investigators and sponsors. This may include requesting additional information and providing the rationale for required changes.
  • Review Board meeting minutes to ensure accuracy in the Boards recorded deliberations and compliance with federal regulations.
  • Identify and assist in the resolution of problematic review items, through interaction with investigators and other IRB clients.
  • May assist in performance of expedited review, making appropriate decisions on behalf of the Board, and review of unanticipated problems, research subject complaints involving medical issues, etc.


  • Advise clients of applicable scientific information and regulations pertaining to human subject research, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze requests for exemption determinations and provide formal written opinions that proposed projects are exempt from the requirements for IRB review or do not require IRB review.
  • Provide guidance to clients to help resolve scientific, ethical and regulatory issues and difficulties.


  • Remain current on medical science and regulations pertaining to human subject safety.


  • Prepare and teach occasional classes to the WCG IRB Fellows.
  • Deliver training to new Board members and new staff including annual Board Training.


  • Consult and advise clients for specific projects per contractual requirements.
  • Demonstrate thought-leadership in human subject protection through developing written materials (editorials, journal publications) and presentation at conferences, alone or in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Review literature and other materials to keep abreast of developments in the regulatory, legal, and ethical arenas.

Not only will you learn and grow in this role, but you will enjoy the rewards of being a WCG IRB team member, including:

  • Being a part of a collaborative team in a mission-driven organization
  • Robust medical, dental, and vision plans within 30 days of employment
  • Up to 20 PTO days and 12 paid holidays annually
  • Matching 401K program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Much, much more!!!

Interested? Please apply today and one of our Talent associates will be in touch.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Please note that, to be considered for U.S.-based positions unless currently employed by WCG, where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by start date




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Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-09-15

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