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Conflict of Interest Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) occupies a unique position in the School of Medicine (SOM). It develops and manages the implementation of policy in the areas of conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, misconduct, research integrity, and use of the institution’s name. Members of the Office work closely with faculty members, institutional leaders and staff of the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Office of General Counsel and JHM Legal Office, and individuals outside the institution. We are seeking aConflict of Interest Specialistwho supports OPC in its role overseeing conflict of interest (COI), conflict of commitment, and industry interaction.

The Conflict of Interest Specialist is a member of the Outside Interests (OI) team and reports to the Director of Outside Interests. The OI team is responsible for the review of faculty disclosures, preparation, review, processing, and documentation of conflict-of-interest cases, supports the work of the Committee on Outside Interests, and implementation of education and compliance initiatives. Conflict of Interest specialists provide a high level of administrative and intellectual support.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and process disclosures of outside activities and conflicts of interest in research in accordance with institutional and office policy and procedures.
  • Identify data needed to review potential conflicts of interest and to ensure compliance with institutional policies and federal regulations.
  • Conduct compliance activities to ensure faculty understand and follow policies.
  • Work closely with Offices of Research Administration, Technology Ventures, and Human Subjects Research (IRB) for complex COI cases.
  • Conduct supplemental research of complex disclosures.
  • Provide e-mail and telephone support for faculty members regarding disclosures, policy questions and other requests as needed.
  • Explain OI policies and relevant regulations to faculty and staff.
  • Developing reports on outside activities for all department and division directors.
  • Developing and maintaining databases of relevant information, such as disclosures of physician payments by industry or other databases as necessary.
  • Working with the other members of the OI team to revise standard operating procedures for daily operations and to interpret policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • BA/BS Required.
  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible related professional experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess a high level of organizational skills and time management.
  • Must possess strong analytical reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to function both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook required.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree, or other advanced Degree.
  • Prior research experience, or experience in a research environment.
  • Experience in an academic medical center.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations on COI.

Classified Title: Assistant Policy Associate
Working Title: Conflict of Interest Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: SOM Admin Policy Coordination Office
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm
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