Director, Research Protections
Office of Research - 282000
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
- Master's degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in one
or more programs described under “Essential Duties and
Responsibilities”; or Bachelor's with 5 years of relevant
- At least 3 years of experience with human subjects protections
programs and knowledge of regulations governing human subjects
- Supervisory experience.
- Proven attention to detail; strong analytical and
organizational skills essential.
- Superb communications skills; ability to articulate complex
regulatory issues to diverse audiences from students to
- Experience in training and presenting to internal (committees,
investigators) and external (conferences, webinars, etc.).
The following certifications help to demonstrate qualifications but
are not required
- Certified IRB Professional ( CIP )
- Certified IACUC Professional Administrator ( CIPA )
- Export Controls Officer certification
- Records of basic training (such as IRB Administrator 201) in
any area will provide evidence of qualifications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Research Protections
reports to the Vice
Provost for Research, and works collaboratively with the chairs of
regulatory committees, department chairs, deans, and University
administration to provide support, compliance monitoring and
oversight, and facilitate ethical conduct of research.
- Oversee the administration of the Institutional Review Board,
the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Institutional
Biosafety Council, and the Export Controls program in accordance
with federal regulations and Appalachian State University
- Serve as Conflicts of Interest Coordinator and administer the
COI Council in accordance with Appalachian State University's
“Conflict of Interest and Commitment” policy and related
- Serve as Deputy Research Integrity Officer to the Vice Provost
for Research in accordance with Appalachian State University
“Integrity in Scholarship and Scientific Research” policy and
related policies. Administer the Responsible Conduct of Research
training coordination and provide training as needed.
- Serve as Intellectual Property facilitator and assist Vice
Provost for Research in administering the Intellectual Property
Council and technology transfer process in accordance with
Appalachian State University “Intellectual Property Transfer”
- Provide guidance and education to campus stakeholders related
to federal, state, system and University policies in areas listed
above. Create or revise policy and procedures as needed.
- Supervise the Associate Director, IRB Coordinator, and
Research Protections facilitates research and creative endeavors by
administering programs that provide ethical and regulatory
oversight of research involving human participants, animals,
recombinant DNA, export control, responsible conduct of research,
and Conflict of Interest regulations. Research Protections strives
to support innovation and commercialization of research to promote
the University's mission of transmitting and applying knowledge to
address the needs of society.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with experience
Physical Demands of Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
List of 3 References with Contact Information or provide on the
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
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Boone, NC 28608
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Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university