Assistant Director Research Compliance - A00531

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

Serving under the Director of Research Compliance, the Assistant Director shall assist in providing administrative oversight for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee (RLSC) and shall ensure institutional compliance with U.S. Federal and Arkansas State regulations governing human and animal subject research; and biosafety/security. The Assistant Director shall assist in overseeing the University responsible conduct of research program, export control compliance and the use of institutional resources by external users.
The Assistant Director may also assist with coordination and tracking of university sponsored grants and contracts.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Assists in overseeing the activities of the research regulatory committees (IRB, IBC, IACUC, RLSC) to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. Will provide management of the IRB services and processes. Provides support for the compliance committee faculty chairs
  • Assist in designing and implementing training programs, and administrative support of the electronic based record system, Cayuse IRB, for research compliance committees, all with the aim of coordinating committee transparency and communication
  • Assists in strategic direction and supports the research compliance committees in preparation of reports to oversight agencies, renewals of assurances, and communications with accrediting organizations, as required
  • Serves as a liaison with federal regulatory agencies and provides periodic updates and recommended actions to senior management as issues demand institutional response
  • Assists the Director in implementation and management of institutional policies and procedures related to faculty conflicts of interest, responsible conduct of research, misconduct in research, export control, questions of publication review, and use of University facilities for external research partners
  • Collaborates with University Counsel and Human Resources in management of the Conflict of lnterest reporting process
  • Ensures compliance with export regulations
  • In coordination with University Counsel, advises faculty and University administrators on regulatory requirements related to research
  • Responsible for providing broad direction and coordinating research regulatory activities on campus to ensure consistency and enable compliant research
  • Determines, communicates, and establishes an institutional training program; coordinating or conducting workshops and seminars on the use of human subjects in research, animals in research, radiation and lasers, recombinant DNA and other select agents, export regulations, and the responsible conduct of research
  • Assists in management of long range planning projects to address both current and anticipated needs of the compliance program/requirements
  • Coordinate with university counsel to provide prompt review of proposed sponsored grants and contracts
  • Other duties as assigned



Experience working with academic records and related student information software applications

Detail oriented, executive decision making skills, work independently with follow through, excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and cultural competency

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Work, Education, or a related field

No certification is required