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Expression of Interest: Research Ethics Board Members

Horizon Health Network is soliciting applications from individuals wishing to join the Research Ethics Board. Applications should specifically note the position to which the applicant is applying. These positions have been mandated by Accreditation Canada, the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Canadian and US Federal regulations governing clinical trials research.

In order to meet these requirements, Horizon Health Network is seeking applications to fill the following positions:

  • Methodological Expert: At least one member will have the relevant expertise to understand the methodological implications of the proposed or ongoing research.
  • Content Expert: At least three members will have the relevant content area knowledge and expertise to assess the risks and benefits that may be associated with the research, specifically, Oncology, Cardiology and Endocrinology.
  • Expert in Ethics: At least one member with formal training in ethics and whose experience in commensurate with the types of research conducted in Horizon Health Network.
  • Medical Experts: At least two members whose primary experience and expertise are in a medical discipline.
  • Non-Scientific: At least one member whose primary expertise is in a non-scientific discipline. The non-scientific member will be knowledgeable in a discipline that does not use observational or experimental techniques, e.g. Arts, Humanities, Languages, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in Law: At least one member will be knowledgeable in the law to alert the Research Ethics Board to legal issues and their implications, not to provide formal legal opinions or to serve as legal counsel for the Research Ethics Board.
  • Community Member: At least one Community Member with no affiliation with Horizon Health Network. The primary role of the Community Member will be to reflect the perspective of the research participant. The community member will broaden the perspective and value base of the Research Ethics Board and will advance dialogue.
  • Substitute Members: There will be a substitute for each member of the Research Ethics Board so that the Research Ethics Board can continue to function when regular members are unable to attend due to illness or other unforeseen eventualities. Substitute members will have the appropriate knowledge, expertise and training to contribute to the ethics review process.

The Board is expected to meet a minimum of 11 times a year. The meetings will last approximately five hours and will require extensive preparation in advance. 

Travel will be required and expenses will be reimbursed. 

Members may be eligible for a small honorarium for their participation in each meeting.

If you are interested in applying for a position, please forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references by September 1, 2017 by e-mail or regular mail.

By e-mail:
REBoffice@HorizonNB.ca
Attention: Karen McGrath

By mail:
Karen McGrath
C/O Department of Ethics Services
Saint John Regional Hospital, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2100
400 University Ave.
Saint John, NB  E2L 4L2

A Horizon Health Network selection committee will be vetting applications beginning September 1, 2017. Thank you in advance for expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Horizon Health Network Research Ethics Board.

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