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This is a full-time, 12-month position with paid vacation and fringe benefits. The Director of Research Compliance is responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students to understand and comply with federal and state regulatory requirements for sponsored and un-sponsored research and with the associated University policies governing these activities. Areas of oversight and administrative support include, but are not limited to, Biological Safety, Export Control, Conflict of Interest, Radiation Safety, Research Misconduct, Toxic Substances, research involving Vertebrate Animals or Human Subjects, Material Transfer Agreements, and research involving Controlled Substances. The Director reports to the Vice-Provost for Research and Economic Development, directs and manages the Office of Research Compliance, and serves as the Research Integrity Officer. The Director will develop and/or coordinate training pursuant to Responsible Conduct of Research program and will lead and/or provide administration/management oversight for the Conflict of Interest; and may serve as the Research Integrity Officer for the Scientific Misconduct policy process. Responsible for revising and maintaining campus' research compliance policies and procedures, and assessing compliance risks and opportunities. This position requires extensive knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to research compliance.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Science or equivalent, and at least five years of experience working in the field of research compliance or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with research compliance and the use of systematic compliance programs to reduce liability for regulatory violations, along with experience interpreting and applying federal, state, and /university rules, regulations, and policies and compliance monitoring is preferred. Experience with the regulatory environment affecting research, responsible conduct of research, scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, and human and animal institutional review board (IRB) protocols is preferred. Supervisory experience to manage, mentor and motivate staff, and experience creating and writing clear, concise, and logical reports, correspondence, and summaries also preferred.
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate an...d represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.