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Director of Research Integrity and Compliance

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by University Of Mississippi

University, MS 38677
Research & Development
13 Feb 2019
Annual Salary
Definition of Class This professional position promotes ethical conduct of research and assures that research is planned and conducted in accordance with University, local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. The incumbent initiates and/or controls a subset of communications with USDA, PHS, FDA, assesses viability of allegations of research misconduct, selects persons who will add value to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), determines whether export control law requires licenses from US Department of State or US Department of Commerce for foreign nationals who have access to research equipment and/or technical data, and manages budgets. This position reports to the Vice Chancellor of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Examples of Work Performed Oversees and contributes to review and processing of IRB & IACUC applications, amendments, progress reports, and significant event reports.Supervises research integrity and compliance staff members, provides training and mentoring, and carries out performance review and coaching.Assures that University policies and procedures are consistent with applicable guidelines and regulations and coordinates committees that oversee the activities in these areas. Drafts new and modifies existing policies in response to new experiences and new federal mandates and guidance.Provides direction, counseling and guidance of activities necessary to maintain Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation.Oversees and conducts investigations of noncompliance and adverse events and drafts reports for the Vice Chancellor to federal agencies on such occurrences, including developing remediation and prevention strategies.Ensures compliance with federal Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education mandates and University policy on RCR education for all students, faculty, and staff conducting any aspect of research on sponsored projects.Coordinates triennial AAALAC accreditation site visits and oversees responses to issues that may be identified.Maintains official records and files in accordance with Federal record retention and documentation laws, as well as institutional regulations.Oversees space utilization in the University Vivarium and ensures facility is adequately maintained for conducting animal research.Reviews sponsored projects with potential export controlled (EC) research, determines if EC applies. Develops and implements US Department of State mandated Technology Control Plans and conducts associated briefings to educate research project staff on EC laws.Prepares and files license applications to the Department of State or Department of Commerce for actual or 'deemed' exports to foreign nationals / foreign countries.Collects significant financial interest disclosure forms from PIs and staff applying for and receiving awards from PHS and other agencies. Determines if conflict management measures must be taken.Leads conflict of interest management committees. Collaborates with Technology Management & UM General Counsel to determine compliance with MS Code on 'Ethics in Government' for research employees affiliated with external businesses.Receives allegations of research misconduct and investigates viability via interviews and analysis of existing information at the direction of the Vice Chancellor.Implements sequestration measures, including seizure of laboratories, computers, laboratory data and specimens, etc. in accordance with federal guidance & University policy.Oversees preparation and writes components of grant applications for research support. Reviews and critiques small research grant applications from graduate students and faculty submitted to ORSP for funding.Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required. Essential Functions These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department. Provides leadership and oversight in operation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to promote responsible conduct of research.Directs activities necessary for maintenance of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation.Serves as the University's export control officer under US Department of State regulations.Oversees financial conflicts of interest in research and assists in investigation of research misconduct allegations. Minimum Education/Experience Education: Master's degree in Administration, Science, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university, or
a Juris Doctor Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association AND
Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties. Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources. Salary range $108,728 - $139,523
EEO Statement The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. Background Check Statement The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Category: Science , Keywords: Director of Research Integrity

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