Organizational Unit Overview The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by the division. The vice chancellor leads the development of ECU’s new 328-acre millennial campus, which will drive public-private partnerships, innovation and investment in the region. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Millennial Campus Development, Office of Innovation & New Ventures, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Community Engagement & Research, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
Job Duties The Assistant Director of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) assists with implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Conflicts of Interest and Export Controls program that includes training, policy and procedure development, audit monitoring, reporting, and enforcement. Proactively collaborates with institutional leaders regarding compliance risks, controls, and new developments in research-related compliance laws and regulations. The position is responsible for ensuring East Carolina University complies with all applicable federal, state, and university regulations related to these two areas. The position serves as a liaison with the Human Research Protection office, the IBC, Risk Management, Financial Services, and Procurement and works closely with Vidant Medical Center, a primary site for clinical education, trials, and research, to ensure compliance.
The Assistant Director makes independent decisions regarding the management of the the institution’s objectivity in research program, ensuring that employees complete research related project specific self-initiated disclosures; develops management plans when required; and convenes conflicts of interest adhoc sub-committees to review and ensure continued compliance with approved management plans. The incumbent assists faculty, staff, students and committees in interpreting federal regulations and institutional policies and is responsible for working with faculty to address, manage, and/or resolve research related conflicts of interest and incidences of noncompliance.
The Assistant Director monitors the University’s conflicts of interest disclosures related to sponsored program activity and serves as the primary liaison with the Office of Research Administration for project specific COI disclosures and training in accordance with federal regulatory requirements. The Assistant Director facilitates and provides consultation on research COI and export controls matters for the campus community ensuring compliance with federal and state agencies as well as institutional policies.
The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for the management of an enterprise-wide export controls compliance program at ECU and providing training and advice to the administration, employees, and students regarding export and import matters. The compliance program should address all applicable export controls laws, regulations, and requirements, including, but not limited to, EAR, ITAR, and the Foreign Assets Control Regulations.
The Assistant Director develops and delivers education and training programs on Objectivity in Research and Export Controls compliance-related activities. Assists other staff in ORIC in discharging their responsibilities and provides appropriate training and guidance. Acts as backup for COI and Export Controls Specialist positions. Assumes responsibilities and oversight for the Director of Research Integrity and Compliance, when necessary.
The Assistant Director supervises one University Program Associate responsible for Export Controls; works closely with Internal Audit and Management Advisory Services, the University Attorneys in development of policies and interpretation of statutes, policies, regulations, and guidance; and coordinates with Information Technology in the development and implementation of monitoring reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Instructions to Applicants East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Instructions to Applicants In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
AA/EOE East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
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Minimum Education/Experience Post-baccalaureate education in a relevant scientific, health care, law, or administration/management discipline.
Knowledge of federal regulatory requirements regarding objectivity in research and export control laws.
2 years of progressive experience in administration of research compliance programs.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be either a U.S Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien of the United States or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b9a)(3) in order to pass and maintain a U.S. government security clearance.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Overseeing conflict of interest reporting and management at a major research institution or within a health care environment.
Experience and training in Export Controls.
Supporting, monitoring, or administering clinical trials, clinical practice, or clinical research.
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