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Research Compliance Officer*

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

Job Details

Job Title

Research Compliance Officer


Research and Sponsored Programs


$51,415 - $64,011; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Research Compliance Officer (RCO) ensures institutional compliance with diverse governmental regulations, policies and procedures on research involving animal subjects. The RCO facilitates hazardous materials oversight (IBC); monitors responsible conduct of research training; processes Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosures; reviews university policies and procedures for conducting research with animal subjects; participates in external and internal inspections with the IACUC: audits and prepares reports and operating procedures; and makes effective recommendations to the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Vice Provost Research.

Required Education

Master’s Degree

Required Related Experience

Two years progressively related research experience

Desirable Related Experience

Prior experience in higher education administration preferred

Desirable License/Registration/Certification

Masters or Doctoral degree in physical sciences preferred. Three years research compliance experience. Knowledge of compliance issues related to university-based research (IACUC, IBC). Experience with Cayuse or other eRA software.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date*: June 3, 2024; for optimal consideration, please apply before May 1, 2024

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