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About Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB)

The Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) began in 1968 to provide human subject protection for endocrinology research conducted by Dr. Angela Bowen. We were the first independent review board, and since then we have continued to lead the field of independent ethical review of human research.

Over the years we have grown and expanded our services to meet the changing needs of the global research community. Today, WIRB provides review services for more than 400 organizations (academic centers, hospitals, networks, and in-house biotech research), as well as individual investigators, in all 50 states and around the world. Learn more about the WIRB advantage.

Life at WIRB

If you want a meaningful career where you will make a difference in someone's life each and every day you come to work, then WIRB is where you want to be. We strive to hire the most talented, experienced employees to bring their expertise and diversity to WIRB and help our company's continued success. Our employees are committed to providing the most efficient and highest quality work around the globe. It is our employees who keep us at the forefront of protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects.

We offer those who work at WIRB challenging, rewarding careers in a dynamic, professional business environment. If this sounds as if it is an environment you would like to work in, review our job openings and download an application.

Leadership and training

At WIRB, we hire exceptional people and invest in their growth. Our in-house education department enables our employees to expand their minds and advance within their careers.

WIRB employee benefits

WIRB strives to attract, develop, and retain engaged and enthusiastic employees. With this in mind, we provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

We offer:
  • Employer paid medical premiums, subsidized for dependents

  • Two dental plan options, with company paid assistance

  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care

  • Retirement-savings plan with employer contribution

  • Paid holidays

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Paid time off (PTO) for vacations and illnesses

  • Personal counseling resources, employee assistance program

Open Positions

WIRB currently employs more than 300 individuals. We pride ourselves on the intelligent, dedicated people working for WIRB. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced professional environment, and WIRB sounds like a place you want to build your career, please apply today!

Corporate Recruiter | Puyallup, WA

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IRB Chair/Vice Chair (Medical) | Puyallup, WA

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Business Operation Analyst | Puyallup, WA

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WIRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply

Please click on the view position summary link to the position you’re interested in and fill out the brief registration form. Then download our complete application form, which can be found on this page. After completing the application you can email your resume, cover letter and completed application to You may also fax your documents to the Human Resources Department at 360-252-2878. As a last resort, you can send your documents to the following address:

Western IRB
Attn. Human Resources/Recruiting
1019 39th Avenue South East #120
Puyallup, WA 98374

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