Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The position is located at 4240 Duncan.
A Research Compliance Specialist provides programmatic support for the University’s research conflicts of interest program.� This person conducts compliance reviews in accordance with the University’s policies, and federal and sponsoring agencies regulations, with minimal supervision; interprets applicable policies and regulations to resolve complex research and regulatory issues; provides expert advice to faculty, non-faculty, and committee members.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently researches complex relationships and transactions; monitors for compliance and identifies and investigates instances of non-compliance; prepares detailed case reports for review by the faculty committees; makes recommendations the faculty committees to help resolve cases/situations; prepares reports/notifications to stakeholders of committee findings; ensures the integrity and security of confidential information; maintains complete and accurate program records
Reviews and evaluates, with minimal supervision, faculty and non-faculty personal financial relationships related to research to determine the applicability of the University’s policies and whether it needs further review by the faculty committees; has independent authority to approve financial disclosures
Works directly with the faculty appointed committee chairs and ensures reviews are completed consistently and in a timely manner
Provides advice and counsel to faculty, non-faculty, committee members regarding University’s policies and processes, and federal, state and sponsoring agency regulations
Submits appropriate reports to federal, state, sponsor or regulatory agencies
Helps develop educational programs, other communication tools, procedures and assists with policy development
Assists with developing the delivery of electronic forms and electronic administration software programs
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience
Minimum 5 years of comparable work experience
Previous experience in research administration, preferably in a research intensive university, hospital or institute
Familiarity working with computers and experience using Microsoft Office Professional software (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Demonstrated understanding of a research and regulatory environment, and ability to interpret regulations, policy and legal documents is highly desirable
Attention to detail is imperative
Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks for multiple long and short term projects, and manage confidential information
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Able to effectively accumulate and organize data for reporting
Effectively work with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization
Able to work successfully within a team environment
The hiring range for this position is $21.18 to $26.99 per hour.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.