Director - Division of Research Integrity, Office of Policy Coordination

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

Ensuring the integrity of the research conducted at Johns Hopkins is central to our mission. The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) occupies a unique position in the School of Medicine (SOM). It is responsible for developing and managing implementation of policy in the areas of research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and misconduct; interaction with industry; conflict of interest and conflict of commitment; and use of the institution’s name. OPC staff work closely with faculty members, institutional leaders and staff of the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Office of General Counsel, and key external groups.

The School of Medicine’s Director of Research Integrity promotes research integrity and responsible conduct of research throughout the School of Medicine and serves, jointly with the Associate Dean, as Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the School of Medicine under delegation from the University RIO. The Director is responsible for implementing the institutional research misconduct policy. The Director carries out the procedures for the review of allegations of research misconduct in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations. The Director is responsible for interfacing with faculty members and other compliance offices, such as the Institutional Review Board, Animal Care and Use Committee, as necessary to coordinate investigations. The Director also is responsible for the development and delivery of educational activities that promote responsible conduct of research. The Director - DRIOPC also collaborates on the development and revision of relevant policies, the maintenance of case records, and reporting to appropriate oversight agencies.

The Director reports to and works closely with the Associate Dean for Policy Coordination. The position also reports to the University RIO and works closely with the Office of General Counsel as well as other senior School of Medicine and University leaders in this highly collaborative position.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Implements policies that address compliance in the areas of research misconduct, responsible conduct of research, and faculty professional misconduct. Develops procedures and SOPs to support these activities.

  • Is responsible for carrying out all aspects of assessments, inquiries and investigations into allegations of research misconduct, including staffing inquiry and investigation committees. Supports appropriate application of institutional policies and procedures and relevant regulations in cases of alleged misconduct.
  • Jointly with Associate Dean, serves as the JHU Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the School of Medicine under delegation from the University RIO.
  • Interacts with the DHHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and other cognizant agencies to report outcome of research integrity matters.
  • Maintains records of research integrity matters and assists with preparing the annual report to ORI.
  • Staffs the School of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Discipline.
  • Responsible for supervising and/or implementing training and educational activities for faculty, researchers, and trainees, in the area of responsible conduct of research.
  • Develops educational resources in the area of responsible conduct of research.
  • Collaboratively works to ensure policies and procedures are up-to-date with regard to regulations and national standards applicable to the responsible conduct of research.
  • Supervises Associate Director of Research Integrity and other staff within the office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications(Required)

Advanced degree in an academic or professional field involving science, law, business or public policy.

  • Five to eight years of related relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in academic medical center or research university a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in academic medical institutional setting preferred.

Knowledge of research integrity regulations and standards strongly preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to organize and clearly present information to varied audiences
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential topics with a high degree of discretion and professionalism
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and with sound judgment at a high level
  • Ability to work quickly with high accuracy, and to balance competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management
  • Ability to facilitate educational training sessions
  • Knowledge of research integrity regulations and standards.

Classified Title:Sr. Policy Associate
Working Title: Director - Division of Research Integrity, Office of Policy Coordination ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF
Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m/ 37.5 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 23-MD:JH Downtown Center
Department name: 10002695-SOM Admin Policy Coordination Office
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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