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Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance. OSU is a comprehensive land-grant institution that is nationally known for its teaching, research, and outreach programs. System-wide enrollment exceeds 29,000 students, with approximately 23,000 enrolled at the OSU-Stillwater campus. The main campus is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with seven academic colleges. The University has strong research emphasis in agriculture, veterinary medicine, physical and life sciences, and engineering, with a commitment to quality instruction and outreach.
The incumbent manages the Office of University Research Compliance (URC), overseeing the implementation of policies and procedures pertaining to the welfare of animals, human subjects, the environment, the community, and the university. He/She works with the Vice President for Research (VPR) to plan, develop, implement, modify, monitor, and maintain a comprehensive research compliance operation. The incumbent is responsible for working to ensure compliance with federal regulations, state statutes, and university policy, as well as establishing comprehensive training programs for each compliance area falling within URC's purview. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Direct the Oklahoma State University-Stillwater (OSU) and the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa (OSU-T) campuses research compliance program, to include activities involving: human subjects, live vertebrate animals, class 3b and class 4 lasers, human, animal, and plant pathogens and biologically derived toxins, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules, and radioactive materials and x-ray devices.
Provide senior management level leadership and direction for strategic planning initiatives for regulatory compliance.
Minimize liability and risk to OSU.
Conduct in-depth assessments of compliance programs falling within the purview of the Office of University Research Compliance, identifying vulnerabilities and risks and recommending opportunities for improvement.
Assist with allegations of suspected scientific misconduct in conjunction with other university personnel, including those within the Office of the VPR.
Assist in identifying, developing, and implementing appropriate compliance training programs.
Evaluate emerging compliance trends in higher education and government in order to assist with implementing best practices.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulations and communicate changes to compliance area managers, safety officers, and senior executive management.
Provide guidance and direction to the managers and safety officers of the compliance programs falling within URC's purview.
Initiate, develop, maintain, and revise URC processes, practices, policies, and procedures for all compliance programs falling within URC's purview.
Foster and maintain productive client and staff relationships.
Foster a culture of compliance.
Make fiscally responsible decisions that are in keeping with URC's budget, and assess budgetary needs prior to submitting new funding requests.
Lead and/or assist investigations initiated as a result of assertions reported via OSU’s confidential reporting system, EthicsPoint.
Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree is required. The ideal candidate must have at least three years of experience with research compliance, and prior managerial experience, with direct supervisory experience. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with a diverse audience of professionals, problem solving ability, ability to teach in a variety of media, strong organizational skills and excellent time management skills, must be capable of developing and implementing regulatory strategies and of managing complex compliance programs, capable of negotiating with regulatory authorities, with excellent negotiation and project management skills, must be detail oriented, with a high degree of accuracy, possess a high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently, and proficient computer skills.
Must successfully complete a background check and must be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U. S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121. Consequently, the individual hired for this position must successfully complete a Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI) security risk assessment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.