General Information

Location: Puyallup, WA

Organization: Western Inst. Review Board

Job Type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

Our next Board Support Specialist, internally known as an IRB Affairs Specialist will work with the Chair Support team and primarily focus on assigning clinical research studies to the appropriate Board members.  This specialist may also be responsible to assist with drafting and submit agendas.  Furthermore, he/she will be responsible to support the collection of data and reports, manage and analyze documents; client reporting and problem resolution. 


  • Assign clinical research studies to panel members

  • Provide administrative support to department on a regular basis

  • Process documents and reports accurately

  • Proofread and distribute outgoing correspondence

  • Maintain and promote positive working relationships with clients (internal and external) by providing timely and professional service to their needs within the scope of company mission and accompanying requirements

  • Accurately and completely enter information in a complex database system

  • Deal effectively with high volumes, rigid deadlines, and frequent changes


  • High School diploma required


  • Two+ years of experience working in an administrative setting where scheduling, proofing documents and attention to detail were essential elements of your job requirements

  • Must have strong analytical skills with a high degree of accuracy in a regulated industry

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Databases and Adobe

  • Must be detailed oriented

  • Ability to work independently, utilize discretionary judgment, and be a pro-active team player

  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and medical terminology as they relate to research (preferred)

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential in this role

More about our company!

For over 50 year, Western Institutional Review Board® (WIRB) has been at the forefront of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects during all phases of clinical trials.  Recognized as the gold standard of human subject protection, WIRB is the trusted partner to over 1,000 institutions in the United States alone, ranging from small community hospitals and research sites to large academic medical centers and universities. Our distinguished staff of full-time physicians, Certified IRB Professionals, lawyers, and research professionals delivers unparalleled review quality to ensure that human research studies withstand scrutiny around the world.