Financial Aid


Graduate Assistant – Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Part-Time – Year Round – 20 Hours Per Week

The student must be enrolled full-time in the Alvernia Ph.D. Program during Fall and Spring Semesters
(please review the enrollment requirements found on the Graduate Assistantships web page)

Summary of Duties:

The incumbent in this position must be a qualified individual who supports the IRB in the areas of protocol review, complex correspondence and minutes, committee member liaison and office management.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Log in incoming IRB applications.
  • Screen incoming IRB applications for completeness.
  • Sends out IRB applications to appropriate IRB members to review.
  • Track the status of each IRB application.
  • Maintain IRB application files.
  • Track all forms and communications regarding the IRB process.
  • Schedule and attend IRB committee meetings.
  • Take minutes at IRB meetings.
  • Submit minutes for approval to the IRB Chair.
  • Other duties as requested.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree and current enrollment in an Alvernia Ph.D. program
  • Prior research experience
  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University
  • Experience with IRB process
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Competent with Microsoft Word and Excel

Send application and resume to:

Lisa Venkler
Office of Student Financial Planning
Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

Alvernia is a growing co-educational Catholic Franciscan institution dedicated to academic and professional leadership based in the liberal arts tradition. Its suburban 85-acre campus outside Reading is within a ninety-minute drive to New York, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Alvernia University is committed to equal opportunity. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of our campus are encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date: August 21, 2015

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