Advertised Summary Job Description: Reports to the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Training, and will work closely with the Director of Research Compliance, the Director of Export Controls, and the Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Compliance.
*Working with the AVP and other members of the Office of Research Compliance and Training and other EVPR offices, identify constituents in need of training and develop programming for all of Columbia's campuses; prioritize training needs; and create, launch, maintain and update educational programs to serve constituents throughout the University. Programs will encompass multiple avenues, ranging from face-to-face trainings to broadcast communications and listservs to web-based programs, and will include oversight of a certification in sponsored projects administration. Target audiences include principal investigators, researchers, research administrators, school administrators. The position will require collaboration with subject matter experts within the Office of Research Compliance and Training, within research administration more broadly, including, e.g., other research support divisions, such as the Institutional Review Board, Office of Research Administration and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The Assistant Director will support the educational activities of these divisions as needed, and will also help develop new programming. Topics for programming may include issues such as sponsored project administration, research integrity, public access requirements, responsible conduct of research, effort reporting, and other research regulations.
*Help ensure regular evaluation and quality assurance of research compliance training programs, in collaboration with offices delivering such trainings; track certain compliance training requirements.
*Develop and enhance on-line training programs, web-based and print communications concerning research compliance requirements. In collaboration with relevant offices, the Assistant Director will maintain the content contained in the Research Compliance Training Finder tool. The Assistant Director will work with IT and others as needed to ensure effective on-line training delivery.
*The Assistant Director will also work with the AVP on interpreting grants management regulation and coordinating with other offices including Research Administration, the Office of the Controller, and others in ensuring consensus interpretations and consistency across the institution. The Assistant Director will coordinate training and communication for implementation of certain new grants management regulatory requirements such as Uniform Guidance.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required plus either a higher degree in a relevant field (law, medicine, public health, bioethics, biomedical or basic science), or 4 years' relevant experience. [Master's degree preferred.] Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Previous teaching experience, particularly in grants management, science, or ethics, is highly desirable. Ability to analyze and articulate complex issues, including scientific and ethical issues, is required. Experience with creating web-based educational programming is desirable.
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Preferred Qualifications: Advanced Degree
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.