The Research Compliance Officer will support the FAS, SEAS, and relevant constituents in all of the RAS areas with a strong emphasis on research compliance and policy.
Works independently performing a wide range of projects and initiatives. Projects and priorities in the following areas will involve a variety of complex organizational areas and interests and will evolve as needs arise:
Maintain knowledge of and provide input for sponsored research policies, procedures, and guidelines in functional areas to include pre-award, post-award, financial, and research compliance
Assist in maintaining faculty research policies to ensure consistency with FAS/SEAS policies, University policies, and federal regulations
Administer all financial conflicts of interest (fCOI) daily proposal and award conflicts of interest review in order to ensure compliance with the University fCOI policy and the Public Health Service (PHS) conflict of interest regulations
Review all FAS/SEAS submitted annual fCOI disclosures for 1500+ faculty and lecturers in order to determine whether there is a significant conflict that requires managing
Maintain active knowledge of evolving laws, regulations, policies, and ethical norms that are applicable to compliance oversight areas to include conflict of interest and export regulations through continuous professional development
Manage the FAS and SEAS export control program to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control regulations to include ITAR, EAR, OFAC, and FAR
Provide guidance to FAS and SEAS faculty and staff in export-control related matters to include developing and implementing policies and procedures that involve export activities, providing training programs on export control issues, and evaluating export control-related documentation to include shipments, travel, and academic H1-B visa applications
Work closely with the Office for Technology Development (OTD) to evaluate export-control related clauses in agreements, such as MTAs and CDAs, and represent the FAS and SEAS on the University-wide Export Controls Council
Develop content and guidance for research compliance and other functional areas for online dissemination to include website maintenance
Participate in design and delivery of FAS/SEAS and university training related to research administration and compliance
Perform sponsored research-related special projects in pre-award, post-award, and research compliance areas as needed
Assist RAS with school-level review of federal and industrial contract negotiations involving FAS and SEAS faculty in order to ensure compliance with FAS/SEAS policies
Other duties as required
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Research Administration Services (RAS) supports the research and scholarly activities of FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) faculty in collaboration with research and administrative staff. RAS support areas include: 1) Strategic services for faculty seeking grant funding; 2) Sponsored research proposal development, review, award and financial management; 3) Creation, implementation and upkeep of research policy, systems, and procedures; 4) Professional development of researchers and research administrators; 5) Research integrity guidance; 6) Compliance monitoring and audit support; and 7) Administrative staffing for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Committee on Research Policy (CRP), Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC).
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum 5 years in research administration and/or research compliance experience in an academic research setting.
Advanced degree preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills required.
Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests and work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to lead and manage a project from inception to completion with superior results.
Handles highly complex and confidential information with discretion.
Competency using a variety of computer software and internet search engine tools.
Organized and detail-oriented with a proactive attitude.
Ability to work on multiple projects effectively.
Experience with Harvard financial and administrative applications preferred.
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: 54847BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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