IRB Manager Division of Research

Putting Integrity Into Practice

Promoting honesty and integrity across our daily actions and interactions, our compliance, privacy, and regulatory professionals provide the guidance and resources to uphold the highest ethical standards.


IRB Manager Division of Research

Oakland, California


In this role, you will manage a team of Division of Research (DOR) IRB analysts responsible for reviewing, consulting on, coordinating, and processing the full range of IRB packets (from new research applications to protocol violation reports) prior to IRB submission. You will provide expert risk management consultation and guidance on all regulatory and compliance aspects of DOR research projects, including HIPAA Privacy issues, and coordinate investigations with Regional Compliance. You will also coordinate research-related agreements and processes (e.g., data sharing agreements, business associate agreements, representation of activities preparatory to research), and may serve as signatory for the agreements. In addition, you will supervise the IRB Analysts, monitor effectiveness, recommend streamlining opportunities, and manage educational activities as well as manage regulatory aspects of small to large-scale research projects and will work independently in accordance with the established objectives.


Qualifications Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in science, health care, or four years of experience in a directly related field with a high school diploma or GED; a master’s degree preferred
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) or Certified IRB Manager (CIM) designation or complete CIP/CIM certification when eligible, and ability to complete CEUs required to maintain certification
  • The ability to manage several projects at once and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to work effectively with researchers, IRB staff, IRB members, senior leadership and other customers
  • The ability to successfully and professionally communicate complex information to a wide variety of audiences
  • The ability to learn and master proprietary software such as IRIS, IRBNET as these programs are critical to day-to-day operations
  • Demonstrated understanding of research procedures terminology, medical terminology, clinical trials, and research data management
  • The ability to supervise, advise, and counsel on matters of general research compliance and ethical human participant research projects
  • The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment


Preferred Qualifications Include Experience in the following:

  • Developing and providing related training to stakeholders
  • Overseeing the maintenance of the DOR IRB Support Services webpages
  • Managing business systems
  • Preparing reports presentations for senior leadership and other audiences as requested
  • Deep subject matter expertise and knowledge of federal, state, and institutional requirements related to human subject research, including current state as well as future direction
  • Strong Management background with excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with the regulatory and IRB-related needs of a health care research organization of comparable size


For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 833821.


Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.




Discover what it’s like to be part of an industry-leading organization driving innovative care and technology. Get social with us and see what people are saying!


Glassdoor and LinkedIn: Kaiser Permanente

Facebook: Kaiser Permanente Thrive

Twitter: @KPCareers

YouTube: Kaiser Permanente Careers


Contact Information

Kaiser Permanente



Oakland, California


Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • Hospital
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time