Research Compliance Administrator
Research Compliance Administrator
Job no: 526120
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: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Application Review Begins
March 15, 2021; position open filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, including names and contact information for three professional references (including one with supervisory experience), please submit:
- A resume
- A cover letter
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 and 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. RCS is responsible for Human Subject Protections, Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR), and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs. In addition, RCS provides administrative support in cases of alleged Research Misconduct and other research compliance matters.
The Research Compliance Administrator serves as a member of a team of professionals in the Research Compliance Services Office (RCS). This position rreports directly to an Assistant Director in RCS and includes responsibilities in the following general areas:
- Assistance or delivery of training and 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
- 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
- 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
- Bachelor's degree
- 2 years of professional experience focused on research
administration, research compliance, or performing administrative
functions in an active research setting
- Demonstrated proficiency and 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
- Proficiency with multiple forms of information technology,
including web, word processing, data entry, managing electronic
information, and database administration.
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills,
as well as diplomacy, discretion, and professionalism.
- Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, attention to
detail, and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple
- Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and
technical details and transfer them into written
- Demonstrated ability to provide solution-oriented customer
service and work effectively in a team-based setting.
- 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.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members,
faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse
- Experience in an active research setting that included human
- Experience working to review and/or manage conflicts of
- Experience working with support programs for research
integrity/responsible conduct of research
- Experience with clinical trials
- Experience with fda-regulated research
- Experience working in a research-intensive institution of
- Research and policy experience; or, an advanced degree in
public policy, law or related field
- Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission
- 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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