The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Human Research Protections Program Coordinator (FT position at the GC)

The Office of Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) is responsible for coordinating and reviewing applications related to human subjects research projects submitted for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and supporting the researcher community at the GC. The IRB implements institutional policy as well as federal, state and local laws pertaining to the CUNY Human Research Protections Program to ensure compliance and to educate investigators, Institutional Review Board members, administrators and others engaged in research with human subjects.

The HRPP Coordinator will play an active role in the HRPP’s education and outreach efforts and staff development activities essential to the research mission of the GC. The HRPP Coordinator will report to the HRPP Director and work closely with the CUNY Office of Research Compliance to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of all research subjects at the GC.

All full-time and part-time CUNY staff are expected to work in-person at their campus office 70% of their work time. For full-time staff, this is equivalent to 7 out of 10 days of in-person work in a two-week period (e.g., 7 days in-person, 3 days remote). This hybrid work schedule is subject to change.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Updates and maintains HRPP office database and documentation. Assists in making project regulatory determinations.
  • Acts as a resource for the research community and responds to questions and inquiries. Composes and distributes correspondence on behalf of HRPP.
  • Communicates with the CUNY Central Office when projects are sent to the Full Board for review.
  • Assists Director with policy and website updates and maintenance.
  • Assists with planning and arrangements for trainings, meetings, workshops and other IRB events to enhance research operations.
  • Assists in the training and use of IRB software.
  • Understands and applies the Federal Regulations for human research to all project applications submitted for category determination and each level of IRB review to ensure adherence to regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of this job classification.


A preferred candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of work experience in a research environment
  • Strong written and oral communications skills Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills Strong attention to details
  • Ability to follow through on assignments with minimal direction, independently prioritize work, and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the federal regulations governing human-subjects research Certification as an IRB professional (CIP) if qualified

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Sponsorship will not be offered for this position.


Assists with the administration of College research programs and coordinates research facilities.

  • Works with faculty and others to prepare, set-up, and monitor budgets for research project expenditures, including new faculty start-ups and funds for facilities
  • Collects information for, and prepares fiscal and program reports on research projects
  • May assist with preparing grant proposals and providing information to funding sources.
  • Assists with space planning for research efforts
  • Works with Environmental Health and Safety personnel on planning, monitoring, and compliance
  • Maintains databases and other systems that collect information regarding College research activities
  • Schedules, coordinates and prepares materials for meetings.
  • Coordinates with other offices to prepare agendas and reports.

Job Title Name: Research Programs Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




$57,517-$68,245/year. Salary commensurate with education and experience.


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