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Organizational Unit Overview The Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement (REDE) supports the two major academic divisions at East Carolina University, setting strategic directions and facilitating programming in its three primary areas of responsibility. The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC), along with the Office of Research Administration and Office of Export Controls, is located within REDE, and reports through the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for REDE, who also serves as the Institutional Official. ORIC has direct responsibility for identifying, monitoring and managing conflicts of interest; promoting research ethics and investigating research misconduct; and the responsible conduct of research program to include compliance and ethics training.
Job Duties The Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement (REDE) at East Carolina University, seeks a Director of Research Integrity and Compliance. The Director provides leadership in Conflicts of Interest, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Research Misconduct; and is responsible for ensuring East Carolina University complies with all applicable federal, state, and university regulations in these areas. The position serves as a liaison for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) office, Risk Management, Financial Services, and Procurement, and works closely with Vidant Medical Center, a primary site for clinical education, trials, and research, to ensure compliance in the areas of Conflicts of Interest (COI), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and Research Misconduct. The Director implements the institution’s COI, ensuring that employs complete annual disclosures, developing management plans when required, and convening annual review boards to ensure continued compliance with approved management plans. The Director oversees the development, management, and evaluation of a university-wide research ethics and compliance program, including RCR training, and strives to create an organizational culture committed to both ethically appropriate and legally compliant research conduct. The Director monitors existing research ethics and compliance activities and aids in the development of the procedures by which the institution responds to allegations of investigator non-compliance or unethical behavior, ensuring due process required by institutional policies. The Director supervises a University Program Associate responsible for COI and Research Integrity; works closely with the University Attorney’s in development of policies and interpretation of statutes, policies, regulations, and guidance; convenes the COI Committee, and serves as a member on the Data Stewardship, Institutional Biosafety, and Patent Committees.
Special Instructions to Applicants East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Instructions to Applicants In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Application Types Accepted Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 10/25/2018 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 950051 to ECU Human Resources at www.jobs.ecu.edu
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minimum Education/Experience - Post-baccalaureate education in a relevant scientific, health care, or administration/management discipline; - Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements regarding research including human subjects, animal welfare, conflicts of interest, research ethics and misconduct; - 10 years of progressive experience in administration of research compliance programs; and - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Experience in the following: - Overseeing conflict of interest and research misconduct programs at a major research institution or within a health care environment; - Serving on biomedical and social sciences IRBs; - Supporting, monitoring, or administering clinical trials; - Supporting clinical practice or clinical research; - Developing, reviewing, negotiating, and approving inter-institutional agreements including data use and IRB reliance agreements; - Developing and delivering Responsible Conduct of Research training; - Working with faculty to address, manage, and/or resolve conflicts of interest, research misconduct, or other incidences of noncompliance.
Internal Number: 950051
About East Carolina University
ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. We appreciate your interest in joining our community. Part of the University of North Carolina System, ECU offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees, and generous leave time.