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Job Description – IEC Member Secretary

Position Title : Member Secretary, Samarth IEC
Position Type : Administrative
Work Location : Samarth Office/Remote (work from home)
Full/Part Time : Need based
Expected Hours : Roughly one month before and one month after scheduled IEC meetings
Job Open Date : 20th August, 2015
Open Until Filled : Yes
Job Start Date : 1st November, 2015

About Samarth:
We are a group of epidemiologists, social scientists, psychologists, and biostatisticians who share a common vision in advocating for health research. We have extensive experience, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods in national and international multi-centric health projects. We have worked in the areas of domestic violence, adolescent mental health, community mental health, and care and support programmes for HIV positive persons.

Samarth is excited about growing and nurturing a larger research community. One of our core areas is in building capacity in social science research by offering training programmes and workshops. We have also offer workshops on Monitoring and Evaluation of health related programmes.

Job Description Summary:
The Member Secretary of the Samarth Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) is responsible for developing and maintaining the IEC meeting documents of record to include agendas, meeting minutes, and correspondences to both investigators and members of the IEC. The Member Secretary will receive all proposals and review to ensure they follow the IEC submission guidelines before forwarding on to the Chair and other members. As a participant in the committee, the Member Secretary will also review all proposals and provide feedback on ethical issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Certifications:
Completion (or willingness to complete) course on Good Clinical Practices to ensure all workings of the IEC are in line with national and international guidelines.

Desired Qualifications:
One-three years of professional administrative experience involving human research projects requiring regulatory compliance. This could include at least six months on an ethics committee/Institutional Ethics Committee.

Job Responsibilities

Applicant Documents :
1.   Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2.   Cover letter
3.   Valid GCP/other similar course certificate of completion
4.   Letter of recommendation from previous employer

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