Analyst, Research Compliance (2 positions available)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Legal Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Office of Research Compliance

Division Name

VP for Research and Economic Dev

Position Title

Analyst, Research Compliance (2 positions available)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Office of Research Compliance at Auburn University is seeking applicants for the newly created job of Analyst, Research Compliance (2 positions available).

Position 1 will report to the Associate Director of Research Integrity & Compliance. This position will be responsible for evaluation, analysis, and administrative support for the Research Integrity Program which encompasses management of Conflicts of Interest in research, Responsible Conduct of Research programming, and managing Research Misconduct proceedings.

Position 2 will report to the Assistant Director of Research Compliance. This position will be responsible for evaluation, analysis, and administrative support for the Animal Care and Use Program and the Biological Safety Program. These positions will make daily decisions about facilitating institutional responsibilities for and oversight of compliance with federal regulatory requirements, state laws, and institutional policies and procedures.

These positions will serve in consultative roles as a resource to investigators, compliance committees, and university or college research administration on matters related to research integrity and/or compliance.

Auburn University is an R1, Land Grant institution with $255 million in research expenditures in 2020 and enrolls approximately 32,000 students, in twelve colleges: Agriculture; Architecture, Design & Construction; Engineering; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Human Sciences; Liberal Arts; Nursing; Pharmacy; Sciences and Mathematics; Business; and Veterinary Medicine. U.S. News and World Report ranks Auburn as a top 50 public university.

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Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Essential Functions

Essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides regulatory advice, consultation, and support to investigators, compliance committees, and university or college research administration on matters related to research integrity and/or compliance. Maintains currency with applicable federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies related to areas of assignment.
  • Provides recommendations and assists with development, implementation, and delivery of education and training programs to ensure compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies.
  • Conducts regulatory review and assessment of protocols, applications, and Conflict of Interest ( COI ) disclosures to evaluate adherence to applicable regulations, laws, policies, and guidance. In collaboration with the research integrity and compliance leadership team, determines needed changes, steps, actions necessary to achieve compliance.
  • Develops and supports public relations and communication efforts for internal research integrity and/or compliance stakeholders and external agencies. Disseminates program outcomes and information through publications, articles, notices, or other media and updates the Office of Research Compliance’s website on a timely basis.
  • Participates in monitoring and inspection activities and evaluations of reported concerns to support institutional responsibilities for compliance oversight and the ethical and responsible conduct of research and regulated activities.
  • Assists with development, review, and maintenance of policies, procedures, tools and resources based on changing regulatory environment or risk-based program analysis.
  • Researches and gathers background information on a variety of research compliance and regulatory topics. Compiles information and prepares reports, records, and communication of a confidential nature for the purpose of documenting regulatory compliance. Creates and runs queries and analyses research compliance-related data.
  • Acts as a liaison between faculty, students, or staff and the Office of Research Compliance. Assists researchers in preparing submissions, responding to reviewer comments, and technical assistance throughout the process life-cycle.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and assists with implementation of process improvements that align with the University’s strategic plan to streamline process, eliminates outdated programs, and creates efficiencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned including providing back up support within unit and across the research integrity and/or compliance programs.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Business Administration, Law, Ethics, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Analytics, or related fields

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Research or related and supporting area, regulatory compliance, research integrity, and/or research administration

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of federal, state, local and University policies and regulations related to research compliance and/or research administration.
  • Knowledge of research administration, the research enterprise, legal aspects of business entities, and roles of ownership and responsibilities within business entities.
  • Working knowledge of human research, animal use, biological use, research integrity or ethics, the scientific method, and scientific terminology.
  • Knowledge of electronic compliance training and tracking systems to include COI - SMART FCOI disclosure management system, the CITI training system, and SharePoint.
  • Strong technical skills with aptitude for expanding technical knowledge and experience in developing, designing, and/or maintaining electronic systems and electronic processes.
  • Ability to thoroughly and accurately analyze large data sets, effectively present analysis (written and oral), and maintain detailed project records.
  • Ability to lead, train, and functionally supervise as needed.
  • Ability to analyze submissions, determine compliance with regulations, and provide advice and guidance on how to achieve compliance.
  • Strong analytical, deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and active learning skills.
  • Ability to succeed in high-volume, high pressure, fast-paced environment to manage and prioritize a large task list with deadlines, interruptions, and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated superior active listening skills, problem sensing and solving skills, and ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated time management, organizational, customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated self-discipline and sound, independent judgment completing time sensitive assignments.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently as contributions to a team effort to accomplish established unit and institutional goals.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Master’s or Doctoral degree in an area related to Business Administration, Law, Ethics,
Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Analytics.

Seven or more years of experience in research or related and supporting area, regulatory compliance, research integrity, and/or research administration.

Position 1 – Experience drafting COI management plans or managing research misconduct proceedings.

Position 2 – Credentialed Veterinary Technician ( RVT, CVT, LVT ), Certified AALAS Technicians ( ALAT,
LAT, LATG ) or Certified Professional in IACUC Administration ( CPIA ).

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$39,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Office/Administrative Support

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attached a resume, cover letter, and provide the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to your application. Please attach documentation of any job-related certification, credential, and/or license under Other Documents.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in n Business Administration, Law, Ethics, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Analytics, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain in 6 months
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in research or related and supporting area, regulatory compliance, research integrity, and/or research administration?
    • 1-2
    • 3-4
    • 5+

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