Cornell University is seeking candidates for the position of Research Compliance Specialist (Administrator III, Band F) in the Office of Research Integrity Assurance. The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) implements risk-based strategies to advance the institution's research mission while ensuring institutional compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and rules and university policies related to the responsible and ethical conduct of research.
Reporting to the Director of OIRA, the Research Compliance Specialist will review research proposals and related activities in order to: (1) assess compliance with federal/state laws and regulations as well as institutional policies and procedures related to those areas of compliance that are managed by ORIA, (2) determine necessary corrective actions, (3) work with compliance committees, investigators and other responsible individuals to implement those corrective actions, (4) maintain documentation of all such reviews and actions, and (5) participate in developing and implementing policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure continued compliance, while ensuring minimum administrative burden on researchers and administrators and maintaining the highest ethical standards for research. Such reviews include comparisons of grant applications and approved protocols for the use of human participants, live vertebrate animals or recombinant or synthetically modified organisms (r/sNA) to determine congruency and facilitate corrective actions, conducting for-cause audits that are the result of complaints filed with the research compliance committees, ORIA and/or the University, not-for-cause quality assurance reviews that will be randomly conducted to verify compliance with approved protocols and to identify the need for improvement in all levels of research compliance.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's or terminal degree in life sciences with experience conducting, managing or reviewing research is preferred. Additional desired qualifications include one or more of the following:
Knowledge of research, writing or reviewing grant applications involving live vertebrate animals and human subjects, rDNA and biological agents,.
Experience in organizing projects, problem solving and accurately assessing and analyzing information. Excellent attention to detail.
Proven ability to expertly communicate complex research projects and procedures both verbally and in writing with faculty, students, peers and individuals at all levels in the organization;
Knowledge of regulations involving research
Demonstrated technical skills including standard Microsoft Office suite.
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