1) The Sr Compliance Administrator is responsible for a variety of compliance oversight duties primarily associated with Financial Conflict of Interest (COI), but may include some assignments in other research compliance areas under the purview of the Director of Research Integrity.Â
2) Access multiple databases within URA as well as public databases, to provide essential information to the IRBs, Grants Administrators and Department Administrators.
3) Assures and enforces compliance with COI Policy and sponsoring agency requirements with theÂ responsibilities listed below.
4) Review conflict of interest disclosures, and assure compliance with COI reporting and management plans for IRB protocols, contracts, and grants; involves accessing databases, ensuring disclosures are on file, disclosures are accurate and evaluating the disclosure within defined parameters.
5) Confirm accuracy of filed disclosure by checking previous yearâ™s disclosure, CMS Open Payments and Google searches, at a minimum.
6) Draft management plans for external industry relationships when a FCOI is determined to exist.
7) Assist the Director of Research Integrity with follow-up monitoring of facultyâ™s compliance with their management plans, which includes meeting periodically with independent oversight managers, lab staff and graduate students.
8) Perform spot checks of investigatorsâ™ publications to ensure proper disclosures have been included.
9) Handle requests for verification that a disclosure is on file and/or conflict of interest training is current.
10) Verify completion of COI Disclosure form and/or conflict of interest training for IRB and Grants Administrators.
11) Lead outreach and educational speaking activities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff.
12) Review foreign relationship disclosures and associated research funding portfolios, and coordinate with the pre-and post-award teams to ensure foreign components and other forms of support are reported in new proposals and annual progress reports.
13) Confirm accuracy of filed disclosure by checking previous yearâ™s disclosure and Google searches, at a minimum.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
1) Successful candidates will be proactive, solution-oriented, possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
2) Maintain strict confidentiality.
3) Comprehend scientific writing in the forms of research proposals, research protocols and journal publications.
4) Analyze, interpret and implement University policy and procedures.
5) Problem solve.
6) Rapid proficiency in the use of University of Chicago systems such as AURA and a high level of proficiency in Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel and Word).
7) Customer service is a high priority of the office; exhibit civility and professionalism at all times.
8) The position requires direct contact with professional staff, with faculty and administrative staff at the University.Â
9) Develop and manage interpersonal relationships.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
1) Take direction as well as take initiative, handling routine tasks with little supervision and instruction.
2) Commit to maintaining a clearly-defined work schedule over the week.
3) Manage detail-oriented workload, to organize information and materials and prioritize workload during high-pressure, high-volume workload periods and to manage stress.
6) Interact by phone, email or in person with faculty and administrative staff at the University and occasionally with staff of federal government, non-federal sponsors, and other institutions and organizations.
1) Sit for 4 hours or more.
2) Use computers extensively for 4 hours or more.
3) Travel to various on-campus locations on a daily basis.
4) Use standard office equipment.
5) Occasional travel.
1) A four-year college or university degree in biological, biomedical or public health sciences, or in a related field.
2) Masterâ™s degree in related field.
1)Â Knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
2) Previous work experience specifically in Conflict of Interest (COI) in an academic setting.
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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