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Research Protocol Analyst

City of Hope

City of Hope

Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024


Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

Laboratory Research Protections provides administrative, regulatory and operational support to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Research Protocol Analysts manage a portfolio of research protocols involving biological, chemical, physical and/or radiation hazards from initial submission through the protocol’s life cycle ensuring that protocols are reviewed appropriately by relevant committees. Accordingly, Research Protocol Analysts are familiar with federal and state regulations and requirements for the use of hazardous materials in research. Research Protocol Analysts also serve as resources familiar with appropriate regulations and requirements to COH researchers and committee members. Research Protocol Analysts have frequent interactions with Principal Investigators (PIs), study team members, committee members, and other departments involved in the review, approval and oversight of research conducted at City of Hope facilities or by its employees or agents.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Facilitate protocols through IBC and RSC review processes for timely compliance.
  • Manage new protocols, amendments, renewals, adverse events, and reportable incidents.
  • Conduct pre-reviews to ensure submissions meet IBC, RSC policies, and federal requirements.
  • Verify training compliance for personnel listed on protocols.
  • Coordinate and schedule committee meetings, ensuring quorum and preparing meeting materials.
  • Document committee decisions and issue action notices to investigators.
  • Monitor investigator responses to committee conditions and ensure completeness.
  • Assist in internal and external audits, ensuring protocols are audit-ready.
  • Identify process improvements and efficiencies to support regulatory compliance.
  • Stay updated on current regulations and participate in quality improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the academic/clinical research review setting.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP), Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC).
  • Experience in review and processing of research protocols in an academic research setting.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.