Director, Research Integrity

Kingston, Rhode Island
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 12/30/2017 with anticipated renewal. Supervise university compliance activities and procedures in research, instruction, and service activities related to the regulations and requirements of any extra-mural funding agency. Coordinate the efforts of all research compliance activities related to extra-mural funding, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to protect human subjects, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to protect animals, and the Institution BioSafety Committee (IBC), while serving as the lead person for implementing and monitoring scientific misconduct. Oversee Export Control and Defense Security for the Institution with primary responsibility for the implementation of export control policies and procedures throughout the University, training and advising faculty and staff in all export-related matters including travel to embargoed and sanctioned countries. Serve as the Institutional Conflict of Interest Officer with responsibility for developing, modifying and imple1nenting policies and procedures for compliance with federal and state regulations regarding financial conflict of interest. Act as liaison to the Radiation Safety Program and the Diving Safety Program, and represent the Division of Research and Economic Development to all other University departments and divisions on all matters related to institutional compliance. Maintain an effective working knowledge of all federal, state and local rules and regulations regarding institutional compliance, scientific misconduct, and conflict of interest. Implement training programs, and oversee the implementation of an electronic-based record system for all institutional research regulatory committees, all, with the aim of coordinating committee transparency and emphasis on communication. Provide strategic input to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development in implementation and management of institutional policies and procedures related to faculty conflicts of interest, responsible conduct of research, misconduct in research export control, and use of the institution’s facilities for animal research. Work closely with the General Counsel office to assure University compliance. Make decisions with regard to hiring, training, and performance evaluations of subordinate staff. Manage and direct the efforts of professional and support staff in the Office of Research Compliance.  Implement written policies and procedures for human subject research, animal research, conflict of interest, export control, and biosafety. Develop workshops for ethics training and the responsible conduct of research. Respond promptly to noncompliance, develop corrective action and report findings to the appropriate agencies and officials.  Assist in the submission of annual reports to federal agencies.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (SF00424).  Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, and (#3) “Other” the names and contact information of three professional references. Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 14, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 5, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (May 5, 2017) may not be given full consideration.  


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.