Research Compliance Administrator
Officer of Administration
Research Compliance Services
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
November 1, 2021; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please provide a resume and a cover
letter describing how you meet the minimum requirements,
professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications.
Please submit the names and contact information for three
professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to
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
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 reports 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
- Two (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 closely related field
- Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission
systems related to research administration and
- 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.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
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to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528385/research-compliance-administrator