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About Virginia Tech: As a comprehensive land-grant university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech is pushing the boundaries of knowledge in response to global challenges. Within a spirited culture, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students in nine colleges. The university’s annual research expenditures exceed $520+ million, with its largest programs located in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 25 public universities, with employers giving top-ratings to our graduates. Virginia Tech has been recognized as a Diversity Champion, reflecting a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. The university community lives by the motto, Ut Prosim-That I May Serve.
The Director of Research Integrity and Consultation (RIC) assumes a critical role in the research enterprise at Virginia Tech (VT). The incumbent’s primary responsibilities are to ensure that all aspects of research conducted under the university’s auspices are carried out in compliance with institutional, local, state and federal research integrity regulations, and the highest ethical standards. Specific responsibilities include to 1) serve as Director of VT’s Research Ethics Consultation Service, 2) serve as VT’s Research Integrity Officer, 3) provide leadership and direction to VT’s program on research integrity and research ethics consultation, 4) develop and provide a comprehensive program of training experiences to infuse ethical and regulatory knowledge and expertise across VT’s scholars, researchers, and students, 5) advise the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance regarding all matters significantly impacting the integrity of research conducted and supported by VT.
The RIC director will collaborate with other university units and personnel that conduct research, including faculty, students, as well as departmental, college, institute, and university leadership. The RIC director leads all strategic and operational initiatives of the Research Integrity and Consultation services, engages the VT community to promote and foster ethical excellence in research, and interfaces with federal, state, and local officials, and other external agencies to ensure transparent implementation of research misconduct regulations. The position reports to the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance.
To learn more about this opportunity, the required qualifications, and to apply online, please visit http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92906 or go to www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting #AP0180401. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to the application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of January 29, 2019.
Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution.
- Advanced degree plus progressively advanced experience in science, engineering, education, or other research field - Operational knowledge of research regulations (e.g., research misconduct, human subjects protections, animal care and use, biosecurity, conflict of interest) promulgated from various federal agencies (e.g., HHS, NSF, DoD) - Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and proprietary information, and maintain confidentiality with discretion and good judgment - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships - Proven ability to effectively organize, prioritize and perform multiple job functions and complex tasks, meet deadlines with short turn-around times, and manage changing situations
- Training or experience in research ethics - Experience conducting ethics consultation - Experience as a Research Integrity Officer - Experience leading responsible conduct of research or research ethics training in a fast-paced, customer service-oriented setting - Experience with animal care and use, human subjects, biosafety, or conflict of interest regulations
Internal Number: AP0180401
About Virginia Tech
Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, Blacksburg VA is ranked as one of the Top 100 best places to live. It combines the bustle of an innovative University community with affordable housing and abundant natural beauty. Virginia Tech is ranked 25th in top public universities and in the top 10 in many of its engineering programs.