Director, Research Protections

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Director, Research Protections Position Number 085021 Department 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. Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience with human subjects protections programs and knowledge of regulations governing human subjects protections
  • 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 administration.
  • Experience in training and presenting to internal (committees, investigators) and external (conferences, webinars, etc.).
License/Certification Required
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 policies.
  • 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 policies.
  • 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” policy.
  • 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 Compliance Coordinator.
About Research Protections

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:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae

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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.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 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 community. Quick Link Posting Number 201500977P

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