Job no: 529285 Work type: Officer of Administration Location: Eugene, OR Categories: Administrative/Professional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department: Research Compliance Services Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing Salary: Starting at $55,000 per year; commensurate with experience. Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022 FTE: 1.0 Application Review Begins May 5, 2022; position open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants With your online application, please provide a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum requirements, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications.
Please submit the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. Department Summary The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon's economic and civic vitality. The Office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.
OVPRI supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society's grand challenges.
Research Compliance Services (RCS) is the central research integrity office to help faculty, staff, and students navigate complex federal and state research compliance regulations so that innovative and collaborative research may flourish. RCS supports and protects the interests of the University, faculty, staff, students and human research subjects in research compliance matters through guidance, education, and technical assistance.
RCS is responsible for the Human Research Protections and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs, Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR), and Conflicts of Interest/Conflicts of Commitment, In addition, RCS provides administrative support in cases of alleged Research Misconduct and other research compliance matters, including Clinical Trials research regulations. Position Summary The Research Compliance Administrator I (RCA I) is a member on a team of professionals in the Research Compliance Services Office (RCS) who are dedicated to research integrity and compliance and deliver excellent customer service to support UO research. The RCA I serves as a subject matter expert in research compliance and integrity.
This position is responsible for facilitating basic compliance reviews, supporting complex compliance reviews and maintaining essential regulatory documentation. This position supports the administration of the compliance committees, including the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, UO's Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the UO's Conflict of Interest in Research Committee.
The RCA I provides general operational support to the unit, including developing and maintaining website content and unit metrics. This position supports unit initiatives focused on education and outreach to foster research integrity.
The RCA I serves as a resource to the research community, research administration colleagues and other stakeholders via phone, email, and in-person consultations. The RCA I has a foundational understanding of regulatory processes and requirements. It is expected the individual further develop content expertise in research compliance and integrity to provide service and to review, evaluate and interpret materials for regulatory compliance and ethical best practices.
This is a full-time position and typically reports directly to an Assistant Director in RCS. The duties of this position are determined based on volume and unit needs. Responsibilities may be focused in one or more of the unit's program areas. The RCA I may report to team or project leads for specifically assigned duties. The RCA I completes duties as directed and operates with some independence in daily operations based on skill-level, unit operating procedures, and work assigned. The RCA I must adhere to established processes, procedures, and guidance based on federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies as well as best practices in research compliance and integrity. Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree AND
Two (2) or more years of professional experience focused on research administration, research compliance and integrity, other regulatory compliance and/or in an active research setting OR Four (4) or more years of professional experience focused on research administration, research compliance and integrity, other regulatory compliance in an active research setting. Professional Competencies
Understanding and technical expertise in research administration areas, including but not limited to knowledge of the federal regulatory framework governing human subject research, conflicts of interest, research misconduct and/or responsible conduct of research
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, as well as diplomacy, discretion and professionalism
excellent organizational skills and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks
Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and technical details and transfer into written documents
Solutions-oriented customer service and ability to work effectively in a team-based setting; detail and outcomes focused
Committed to advancing the University's goal of creating a facilitative environment for research and innovation while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment that demands specialized skills and abilities in satisfying federal, state, and university regulations
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with research community, including faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications
Degree or demonstrated experience in public policy, law, research ethics or related field
One or more years of experience in any of the following: -Experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education -Experience in active research setting that included human subjects research -Experience working to review and/or manage conflicts of interest -Experience working with support programs for research integrity/responsible conduct of research
Experience with clinical trials
Experience with FDA -regulated research
Responsible for the conduct of research
Experience writing and/or interpreting research policy
Experience in a team-based professional setting and working with constituent groups
Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission systems
Experience using database systems and managing electronic information
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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