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Reporting to the Vice President of Research, the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the USC Office of Research (OOR) has responsibility for promoting and assuring the ethical conduct of research across the university. The RIO will lead initiatives to foster responsible conduct of research, research training, and activities related to said research and/or research training. The RIO will also receive and handle allegations of scientific, research, and/or other scholarly research misconduct that includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. The RIO implements federal regulations, sponsor policies and USC policies; manages inquiry and investigative process, and responds to allegations of research misconduct; and develops written policies and procedures for responding to allegations of research misconduct.
Serve as the subject matter expert as it pertains to research integrity/compliance concerns
Oversee the process of fielding/handling allegations of scientific and/or research conduct involving members of the USC community
Establishes and promotes a culture of compliance and integrity whereby all scholarly research is conducted in an ethical manner
Identifies and develops policies and procedures pertaining to research integrity and/or compliance for the USC OOR
Serves as a representative of the USC OOR in dealings with governmental agencies and key committees across the university
Provides appropriate training to university constituents, as it relates to research integrity
Keeps abreast on all of the state laws, federal regulations and national trends influencing issues related to research integrity/compliance
Works closely with key constituents across the university, including, but not limited to: the Office of the Provost, Office of the General Counsel and Office of Compliance
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Seven years of applicable research compliance and administration experience
Familiarity with applicable federal regulations such as research integrity and research misconduct
Experience in an academic research setting and research policies
Extensive experience handling highly confidential and sensitive information
A Juris doctorate AND/OR a graduate degree in engineering, science or medicine
10+ years of experience of relevant and applicable Research experience
3+ Years of experience working in a Tier 1 Research Institution
Possess a breadth of knowledge pertaining to federal, state and university laws, policies and procedures pertaining to research
Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to manage a caseload of complex and intricate investigations under time pressures
Proven experience in fostering and maintaining key relationships with internal and external constituents