The Associate Director for Research Compliance will report directly to the Executive Director for Academic and Research Integrity and will interact with faculty members and relevant local and institutional bodies, including Office for Research Administration, Office of Finance, Office of Research Subject Protection, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Provost, Office for Sponsored Programs, Office of Technology Development, Risk Management and Audit Services, and all basic science departments, among others, to develop, implement and support the overall objectives of the HMS research compliance program and its annual work plan. Such functions will include responding to and investigating research compliance concerns, advising and guiding institutional faculty research oversight committees, organizing and leading local committee meetings, as well as participating in University committees, collaborating with ORA with the drafting of opinions on general questions pertaining to allowable charges on research projects, assisting in the monitoring and risk assessments of subrecipients, facilitating ongoing training and education initiatives, examining faculty consulting engagements, leading and guiding the export control program on quad to support the impacted areas, , drafting reports, policies and procedures, maintaining confidential compliance hotline, and identifying areas of vulnerability. The position will also assist in developing and managing all education and monitoring initiatives for ARI, including but not limited to, grants management, export controls, research subject protection, lab security, and biosafety, among others.
The Associate Director shall also track evolving federal regulations and professional standards regarding research compliance and execute an effective outreach program to educate the HMS community and recommend appropriate changes to HMS policies and procedures; works with IT, Human Resources, HMS Dean's office, and other units to see recommendations through to completion; attends committee meetings for the Use of Human Subjects, Institutional Biosafety (COMS) and Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) to understand noncompliance issues and to follow up and field compliance-related questions/concerns, , including follow-up with investigators regarding potential lapses of approval or other noncompliance issues.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum eight years' experience with applicable experience and background with regulations in multiple areas of research compliance, including federal grants management, human and animal subject research, biosafety, export controls, conflict of interest and commitment; and technology transfer.
Master's degree preferred. Direct experience with federal regulations and research policies preferred, including but not limited to, the Uniform Guidance, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (2015), the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th ed), the Animal Welfare Act, EAR, ITAR, OFAC, HIPAA Privacy Rule, NIH rDNA Guidelines, NIH Final Rule on Financial Conflicts of Interest. Extensive experience with public speaking and handling highly confidential and sensitive material strongly preferred. Familiarity with electronic protocol and disclosure submission systems and MS Word, Excel and Publisher; excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work in a complex matrix environment at multiple levels of the University. Demonstrated ability to work independently and proven ability to facilitate consensus and collaboration.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48980BR
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