The City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking a University
Research Compliance Officer for the Office of Research (OR). This
professional will manage CUNY’s Human Research Protection Program
(HRPP), pursue University-wide HRPP policy and procedure
development initiatives, and oversee operations necessary for
adequate compliance monitoring, including audits, investigations,
suspensions, and terminations of research protocols. In a single
integrated university system of 25 colleges and schools, the CUNY
Office of Research is responsible for the strategic leadership of
university-wide initiatives aimed at building research capacity for
members of the CUNY community, from students to senior faculty.
Their research, scholarly, and creative pursuits are supported
through three OR divisions: Research Development and Programs;
Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Research Integrity and
Compliance. Jointly, these divisions encourage collaborative and
transdisciplinary research innovations; foster startups and
commercialization both within and beyond the CUNY community; and
ensure adherence to the standards that govern research ethics and
sponsored program administration.
Reporting to the University Executive Director for Research
Integrity and Compliance, the University Research Compliance
Officer will oversee all research misconduct investigations;
facilitate training efforts for CUNY-wide stakeholders in
responsible research conduct; and partner with OR colleagues to
implement various education and quality improvement programs for
all research compliance areas across CUNY’s 25 colleges and
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, other key duties
include, but will not be limited to the following:
Manage the development and implementation of policies and
procedures for the efficient review of research proposals involving
Create detailed protocols on all Institutional Review Board
(IRB) concerns, giving clear and concise regulatory and ethical
information and guidance.
Conduct preliminary reviews of research protocols requiring
oversight by a convened IRB; oversee IRB meetings.
Provide regulatory, policy and administrative guidance to campus
IRB members, and HRPP Coordinators on all
Promote collaborative initiatives to ensure robust training of
campus-based HRPP Coordinators and IRB members.
Facilitate the education and training of CUNY-wide stakeholders
in responsible research conduct, in partnership with OR compliance
Serve as the lead administrator for HRPP research misconduct
Identify and engage experts to conduct appropriate reviews of
research protocols to ensure regulatory compliance.
Identify, recruit, and maintain collaborative relationships with
external consultants, auditors, and other experts as required.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to
work remotely and work on-site in the office. All CUNY employees
must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption
(medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be
considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully
vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks
past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.
Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of
Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ related experience
Advanced degree in an academic, research, legal, management, or
directly related discipline.
Substantial research compliance and integrity experience,
including broad HRPP and IRB compliance program management
Significant knowledge of current government, sponsor, and
industry laws, regulations, and requirements for research
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and training to
stakeholders on the interpretation and application of regulations
and requirements for research activities.
Strong organizational and project management skills to develop
objectives, set and adapt to changing priorities, manage competing
demands/changes and meet deadlines.
Proactive, flexible and collaborative work style with strong
interpersonal communication, presentation and negotiation skills to
forge successful relationships with diverse faculty, staff, and
Detail oriented and precise with strong research, writing, and
analytical skills, plus ability to thrive in a demanding,
multi-faceted, and time-sensitive office.
-Commitment to public service, service excellence, inclusion,
equity, ethics, and integrity to manage highly sensitive
information and material discretely.
- Computer proficiency using academic, administrative, and
financial systems, databases, and programs, plus Microsoft Office
and Google Suite programs, and remote/virtual meeting and
collaboration tools (MS Teams, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, etc.).
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Directs the design, implementation, and maintenance of the
university’s research compliance and integrity program and
activities, and establishes protocols and procedures for training,
policies, and monitoring compliance with applicable federal and
state government, sponsor, and university policies regarding the
responsible conduct of research across various areas.
Promotes research compliance and integrity and administers any
corrective measures mandated by regulatory authorities.
Serves as a technical consultant and subject-matter expert to
University and campus-based research offices, administrators,
faculty, students, staff, and review boards, as well as external
regulators and principal investigators on research compliance
program responsibilities and obligations.
Provides guidance and assistance regarding the interpretation
and application of complex regulations and requirements involving
research activities to resolve compliance issues.
Manages research policies and programs,
registrations/assurances, training, and reporting requirements.
May serve as the university’s research integrity officer to
administer the research misconduct policy and procedures, and
investigate allegations of scientific, research, and/or other
scholarly research misconduct and conflicts of interest.
Provides and facilitates regular and comprehensive research
compliance training to the university community.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is up to $117,642, commensurate with qualifications,
experience, and education.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation,
supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and
professional development. We offer a range of health plans,
competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition
waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our
staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic
programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a
lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online
via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and
credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications
outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources
Current CUNY employees must apply through CUNYfirst Employee
Self Service using your login credentials.
After you login to CUNYfirst, navigate to job openings by
following the path from the Main Menu:Employee Self Service
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans
and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included
among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be
discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected
category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.