Director, Human Research Protections Program

An invitation to apply for the position of

Director, Human Research Protections Program

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Lebanon, New Hampshire


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) seeks a highly motivated and experienced Director for the Office of Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH). Reporting to the Vice President of Research Operations and based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, the Director will lead all administrative and compliance activities for HRPP, including: administrative oversight of the Institutional Review Board (IRB); supporting and educating researchers around matters of research compliance; collaborating with affiliated partners and members of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-HH); and managing the HRPP team. The ideal individual will have experience operating human research protection activities in a biomedically focused institution and a deep understanding of the field’s current and emerging regulatory requirements. The Director will have a unique opportunity to expand the IRB system to meet the increasing needs at D-HH and lead D-HH in the AAHRPP accreditation process.


As a part of the Office of Research Operations, the Director will play a key role in coordinating and supporting the review processes related to clinical and translational research activities at D-HH. The Director will work in collaboration with the leadership to achieve activation performance goals as well as advance the long-term objectives of the research enterprise. This person will be responsible for strengthening the processes that support over 450+ active protocols a year, as well as on average 165+ new protocols annually.


D-HH’s commitment to research, education, clinical practice and community partnerships spans 125 years. In partnership with the Theodor and Audrey Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and the Center for Nursing Excellence, D-HH conducts world-class research and training for the next generation of doctors and nurses. The robust research enterprise is supported by an equally committed community of researchers, practitioners, and administrators. The collaborative ingenuity and innovation that characterizes D-HH contributes to many notable advances in medicine and research. In 2013, researchers from D-HH, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Thayer School of Engineering opened the Center for Surgical Innovation with a combined total of $13.9 million in NIH funding. The Center is a one-of-a-kind research facility dedicated to improving surgical procedures and developing new surgical tools to improve patient care. At a time when there is both significant growth in the region and profound community need, D-HH is poised to play an ever more vital and transformational leadership role. D-HH serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England and trains 400 residents and fellows annually.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence via electronic mail Berlinda Mojica ( Electronic submission of application materials is strongly recommended at


Contact Information

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health



Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756


Background Information



  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Other
  • Research Administrator/Manager



Target Job Information


  • Full Time