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Grand Canyon University is seeking a Doctoral Operations Analyst. The selected candidate will provide operational support for a number of doctoral research-related systems and processes such as the Institutional Review Board, Peer Review, and Form and Format procedures for Grand Canyon University (GCU).  This individual will interact daily with the Assistant Deans, Research Specialists, and the Office of Dissertations to assist doctoral students and faculty.

The Doctoral Operations Analyst will also manage research protocols in the electronic IRB system, support IRB, Peer Review, and Form and Format functions.  This position reports to the Assistant Dean, Operations and Management and will work with minimal supervision.


  • Assist in development and subsequent implementation of human subjects’ research protection policies and procedures
  • Support the deployment and maintenance of the IRB management software system. 
  • Assist in content development and deployment of IRB website (DC and CIRT)
  • Develop and deploy IRB operational processes
  • Maintain IRB documentation in accordance with University policies, IRB governing policies and regulations and all other regulatory guidelines
  • Review and monitor the progression of dissertation candidates through peer review and Form and Format processes
  • Conduct pre-reviews of IRB submissions
  • Serve as key liaison and initial responder to inquiries from faculty and researchers regarding research protocol, IRB processes and any other operational process.
  • Provide reports as requested by GCU management regarding research related activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support operational excellence in the Doctoral College.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Good planning and organizational skills with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks at any given time.
  • Able to work independently when necessary and set and meet all deadlines set forth by upper management.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written communications skills and a good command of the English language.
  • Good problem solving ability and sound judgment.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proficient with computer software such as MS Office Suite and a familiarity with software databases helpful.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working in higher education in a professional, administrative role
  • Experience working in a virtual team environment


GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 9 Days Ago

Full time


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