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Research Compliance Administrator

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Research Compliance Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
January 5, 2018; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a cover letter to address how your qualifications related to this position. Please also include a resume or CV with your online application.

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.

The office 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) 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.

We work with the University of Oregon research community to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research by offering the following services:

• Protecting human subjects in research
• Managing conflicts of interest in research
• Training in the responsible conduct of research
• Investigating allegations of research misconduct
• Education in research ethics and research compliance

Position Summary
RCS is responsible for the Human Subject Protections, Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR), and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs. In addition, RCS provides regulatory expertise and administrative support in cases of alleged Research Misconduct and other research compliance matters.

This position reports directly to a Senior Research Compliance Administrator or the Director in Research Compliance Services and includes responsibilities in the following general areas:

Assistance or delivery of training, outreach and communications to facilitate regulatory compliance, foster a culture of research integrity, promote RCR initiatives and provide regulatory expertise & guidance to support the UO research community.

Service as a resource for researchers and unit professional staff; provides guidance and consultation in key compliance review processes and complex federal regulations in order to facilitate UO research.

Adherence to best practice and workflow operations to ensure processes are within regulations, laws, policies and established operations; maintenance of regulatory documentation and participation in regular QI/QA program initiatives; conduct audit and monitoring activities.

Development, application, and maintenance of in-depth regulatory knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and policies governing research compliance; best practice knowledge and application in operations to facilitate regulatory compliance and research integrity.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree
• Two years of experience in a professional setting focused on research administration, research compliance or in an active research setting that included human subjects research; OR Six (6) years or more of experience within the fields of research compliance, research administration or in an active research setting that included human subject research.
• Demonstrated proficiency and/or willingness to develop high level technical expertise in a broad range of research compliance areas, including but not limited to in-depth knowledge of the federal regulatory framework governing human subject research, financial conflict of interest, research misconduct and responsible conduct of research
• Proficiency with information technology, including web, word processing, data entry, managing electronic information

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated excellent verbal 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, team oriented, detail and outcomes focused
• Commitment to advancing the University’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment that requires specialized skills and abilities in satisfying federal, state and university regulations
• Ability to work effectively with team members, faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in a research intensive institution of higher education
• Research and policy experience; or, an advanced degree in public policy, law or related field
• Experience in a team-based professional setting
• Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission systems
• Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

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

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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