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Research Security Specialist

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking a Research Security Specialist to join the Office of Research and Development - Sponsored Programs Administration. This position will report to and work with the Research Security Manager (RSM) in the UMB Sponsored Programs Administration. This position will support key aspects of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) research security program to ensure compliance with National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33) and Federal requirements for Research Security Programs and export control regulations. The Research Security Program encompasses cybersecurity, export controls, research security training, and international travel. This position will work amongst these areas and other research compliance areas including the review of data use agreements and support for data management.

BENEFITS (Exempt Regular):

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program (pension or optional retirement plan/ORP) that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous paid leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, 15 paid holidays, 3 personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

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  • Support the RSM in the development of policies and processes to implement UMBs research security program, including export control and research security regulations. Conducts export control reviews, restricted party screenings, commodity classifications, and visa petition reviews.
  • Assist with developing and updating educational materials and trainings on Research Security and export controls in multiple formats for faculty and professional administrators (central and department). Assist the RSM in providing training, both in-person and virtually. Track trainings to meet the requirements of NSPM-33 and UMB policies. Ensure trainings are documented and the information organized for possible disclosure to federal agencies.
  • Become knowledgeable on policies and procedures of other UMB offices (Center for Information Technology Services, conflicts of interest, International Office/Office of International Services, Environmental Health and Safety, etc.) to advise and provide clear information to SPA, faculty and staff, for research security and export control purposes.
  • Assist the RSM in maintaining the research security program website and ensure updates are added.
  • Assist the RSM and SPA teams in identifying export control language, research security requirements, and other critical terms and conditions in sponsored programs.
  • With an understanding of data sharing, data security (i.e., secure research environments, NIST standards) and data management, assist the RSM in the review of data use agreements, work alongside faculty & library services for data management purposes, and remain abreast of regulations and policies on open-access and data sharing.
  • Continuously monitor the research regulatory landscape through sources such as federal websites, newsletter updates, and professional organizations.
  • Participate in professional organizations such as the Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO), Federal Demonstration Partnership, Council on Government Relations, National Council of University Research Administrators, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :


Education: Bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of administrative experience in any of the following areas: sponsored programs, contract/grant review, compliance, research administration, regulatory compliance, or IT security.

Experience with and understanding of regulations related to federally funded research and development preferred.

Experience or expertise in specifically related areas including export controls, research security/NSPM-33, or data use agreements/data security preferred.

Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

HIRING RANGE: $70,000 - $77,000 per year (Commensurate with education and experience)

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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