The Director of Research Integrity in the Office of Research plays a critical role in enhancing Chapman University's research infrastructure and creating a culture of research integrity. This professional position, which reports to the Vice President for Research in promoting ethical conduct of research and assures that research is in accordance with University, local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. Primary duties are overseeing the IRB, the IACUC, financial conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, export controls, other research compliance areas, and professional staff that cover relevant areas. In addition, the duties include the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and education/training programs to ensure federal, state, sponsor and university regulatory requirements are met using current best practices. Serves as the Research Integrity Officer for the institution.
Master's Degree in a related field or JD and five years of experience and professional expertise in a research-oriented university environment or similar complex research setting or any equivalent combination.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations and the legal and regulatory environment governing research administration in the conduct of academic research, grants and contracts.
Interaction with federal agencies, industries, and other nonprofits.
Research compliance knowledge and experience regarding:
Faculty start-up agreements and accounts
Bioethical components of research
Lab safety and research facilities with live animals
Research and science communications
Experience in creating or enhancing research infrastructure resulting in visible increase in research and scholarly productivity.
Ability to develop and apply policies and procedures.
Technical skills to have the ability to learn and use enterprise systems and tools necessary for the position.
Demonstrated analytical skills.
Ability to use diplomacy and tact, and work with confidential information.
Ability to interpret and ensure university and department policies and procedures.
Leadership skills to foster collaboration and partnership, with a minimum of five years of experience at the management level.
Broad knowledge of grants and contracts administration and budget management.
Understanding of intellectual property.
Knowledge of current best practices in program assessment.
Proficiency and current knowledge of computer technology in the administration of sponsored programs and/or research compliance.
Proven record in funded research accomplishments and in obtaining extramural funds.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a credit and criminal background screenings, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.