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Department:Research Compliance Services Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$40,000 - $50,000 per year FTE:1.0
Department Summary The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.
The office supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.
Research Compliance Services (RCS) supports and protects the interests of the University, faculty, staff, students and human research subjects in research compliance matters through guidance, education, and technical assistance.
We work with the University of Oregon research community to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research by offering the following services:
• Protecting human subjects in research • Managing conflicts of interest in research • Training in the responsible conduct of research • Investigating allegations of research misconduct • Education in research ethics and research compliance
Position Summary RCS is responsible for the Human Subject Protections, Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR), and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs. In addition, RCS provides regulatory expertise and administrative support in cases of alleged Research Misconduct and other research compliance matters.
This position reports directly to a Senior Research Compliance Administrator or the Director in Research Compliance Services and includes responsibilities in the following general areas:
Assistance or delivery of training, outreach and communications to facilitate regulatory compliance, foster a culture of research integrity, promote RCR initiatives and provide regulatory expertise & guidance to support the UO research community.
Service as a resource for researchers and unit professional staff; provides guidance and consultation in key compliance review processes and complex federal regulations in order to facilitate UO research.
Adherence to best practice and workflow operations to ensure processes are within regulations, laws, policies and established operations; maintenance of regulatory documentation and participation in regular QI/QA program initiatives; conduct audit and monitoring activities.
Development, application, and maintenance of in-depth regulatory knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and policies governing research compliance; best practice knowledge and application in operations to facilitate regulatory compliance and research integrity.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry
Application Review Begins January 5, 2018; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please provide a cover letter to address how your qualifications related to this position. Please also include a resume or CV with your online application.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor's degree • Two years of experience in a professional setting focused on research administration, research compliance or in an active research setting that included human subjects research; OR Six (6) years or more of experience within the fields of research compliance, research administration or in an active research setting that included human subject research. • Demonstrated proficiency and/or willingness to develop high level technical expertise in a broad range of research compliance areas, including but not limited to in-depth knowledge of the federal regulatory framework governing human subject research, financial conflict of interest, research misconduct and responsible conduct of research • Proficiency with information technology, including web, word processing, data entry, managing electronic information
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as diplomacy, discretion and professionalism; excellent organizational skills and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and technical details and transfer into written documents • Solutions oriented customer service, team oriented, detail and outcomes focused • Commitment to advancing the University’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment that requires specialized skills and abilities in satisfying federal, state and university regulations • Ability to work effectively with team members, faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications • Experience working in a research intensive institution of higher education • Research and policy experience; or, an advanced degree in public policy, law or related field • Experience in a team-based professional setting • Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission systems • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)
Additional Salary Information: The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
RCS reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and serves as the central administrative office for research compliance. RCS provides a full range of services from faculty guidance, human subject determination and IRB review, conflict of interest reporting and management, and other functions related to the responsible conduct of research. The UO received over $114 million in awards... in FY15 with the majority of the funding coming from the federal government: Department of Health and Human Service/National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Education.
The UO is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating campus in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Balancing life and work is extremely important to UO employees and the university provides ample support and encouragement for its employees to enjoy the environmental and cultural opportunities offered in Eugene and the larger Willamette Valley. We encourage candidates to learn about the benefits of working at the UO by reviewing relevant pages on our Human Resources website such as http://hr.uoregon.edu/worklife/ and http://archive.hr.uoregon.edu/benefits/