The RIICE group, within the Office of Research Compliance, oversees various compliance and safety programs including the work of Radiation Safety Committees, Institutional Biological Safety Committees, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, Conflict of Interest and Export Controls ("RIICE"). These programs evaluate and approve research on seven IU campuses as well as research conducted by IU affiliates, including major state and local health systems such as IU Health, the Veteran's Administration Hospital, Regenstrief Institute, and Eskenazi Health. The mission of the Office of Research Compliance (ORC), is to ensure that research conducted by IU and affiliated researchers is not only in compliance with all applicable regulatory, statutory, and organizational requirements, but also meets the standards of best practices while minimizing impediments to research and burdens on the research community.
The Office of Research Compliance seeks a Conflict of Interest (COI) Officer. This position has responsibility for the daily administration of the research-related financial COI program across the university. The position is responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of educational programs for faculty and staff in the areas of conflicts of interest and related topics. The COI Officer is responsible for reviewing research-related COI disclosures, determining whether COI Committee review is necessary, researching the issues, presenting the information to the COI Committee, and taking actions based upon the COI Committee determinations. The COI Officer communicates with faculty, staff, and students and shares COI determinations and concerns with administrators within various departments. The position will also provide support to the export control program.
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in the area of research compliance and/or COI, including high level interactions with government agencies, faculty and staff, and two years of supervisory and management experience.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Trained on research/regulatory compliance and/or COI, particularly in university standards, guidelines and policies. Excellent communication and presentation skills while maintaining a professional demeanor . Ability to excel with detailed work, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, dealing with difficult people, and diverse audiences. An intense level of concentration and intellectual capacity to handle numerous cases, projects and meetings covering a range of regulatory areas. Ability to deal with difficult and complicated situations involving both faculty and administrators. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information. Ability to address questions and issues with a great degree of sensitivity. Ability to work under deadline pressures and communicate information related to board decisions or compliance issues which may be perceived to negatively impact the future of an individual's research.
An advanced university degree (masters, law degree). Experience with regulatory environment involving financial COI. Familiarity in the areas of research compliance and COI. Previous interaction with governmental agencies, educational institution faculty and staff.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires good communication skills, office organization, assembling material, delivering documents, attending meetings and the use of general office equipment. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AD
Job Function: Compliance & Regulatory Affair
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