In conjunction with the Conflict of Interest (COI) Officer and other COI staff, this position will administer campus-wide compliance initiatives that support the University’s extensive research program and other program initiatives. Working with the Director, this position’s primary responsibility is the daily management of an effective university-wide COI program in conjunction with school-based COI committees, which detect, evaluate, manage, and monitor conflicts of interest, associated with the $1 billion research portfolio and the conduct of University business.
This position will direct staff and activities to: support significant compliance efforts for the conduct of research and other areas of conflict of interest; assure compliance with University, State, and Federal policies, and; engage with the standing COI committees and represent the unit in pan-University meetings regarding COI management, intellectual property, policy interpretation and other programmatic matters. Key components of this position include ensuring a smooth and efficient flow of disclosures through the COI review process and extensive involvement in the management and monitoring of defined conflicts of interest along with the COI chairs and committees, including participation in the monitoring structure of faculty/staff.
Education and Experience:
- At least 5 years of experience in higher education administration. - Conflict of interest knowledge, assessment, and management as specifically applied in higher education. - Understanding of intellectual property, sponsored research process, and human and animal studies processes. - Knowledge of applicable federal research policies. - Strong short and long term planning skill. - Excellent attention to detail, organization, and prioritization skills. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Administrative expertise and experience in areas such as personnel, supervision, organization management, database development management, and interaction with public and private agencies involved in sponsored research. - Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality throughout all work situations. - Demonstrated ability to adapt to consistently changing situations and incorporation of new information. - Demonstrated ability to synthesize multiple data points and be comfortable in assessing within flexible parameters and working with ambiguity.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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