Director/Office of Conflict of Interest

New York, NY
Jul 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Director/Conflict of Interest (COI) Office is the subject matter expert and has responsibility for oversight of the Research COI program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.

Responsibilities include:

    Supervision of COI staff; coordination and administrative leadership of the Faculty Review Committees on Investigator Disclosure Review and Conflict of Interest (FRCCOI) meetings; Oversee maintenance of records documenting the FCOI activity; Oversee management of the online COI system and database; and Tracking compliance with management plans.
Additionally, the COI Manager

    monitors related regulatory updates and industry best practices; recommends and drafts updates COI policy, procedures and guidelines; oversees coordination training and education of NYU staff about COI policies.

The Director will work under the direction of the Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance and Administration and in collaboration with compliance officials across NYU to align processes to ensure consistency across all programs. The Director will generally perform the following functions:

    Perform supervisory functions, including interviewing, selecting, training and performance appraisal of COI staff; Assist with the development and implementation of COI policies, procedures, practices and training programs designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk; Promote awareness of institutional resources and developments in relevant policies and regulations, and providing specialized training to the NYU research community; Create, coordinate, and implement strategies to improve COI office productivity; Oversee maintenance of COI records, analyze data, and prepare reports for various regulatory bodies; Provide comprehensive regulatory guidance to the NYU research community; Keep abreast of federal, state, and local developments and compliance efforts related to research and develop communication tools to share this information effectively across the NYU research community; and Participate or lead special COI projects from concept to completion.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience. Masters Degree preferred.

Required Experience:

    5 years of experience or more progressively responsible experience, preferably a supervisory management position in academic administration or equivalent combination.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Possess in-depth knowledge of sponsored research administration including government regulatory compliance requirements for funded projects as mandated by the federal government, have experience in identification and management of conflicts of interest, including time and financial conflicts have experience chairing and managing committees, be flexible and have excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills, possess superior computer and communication skills (both oral and written) Be service oriented.
Authority and Accountability: Impacts University reputation as the incumbent to the position organizes and presents information utilized by the committee to assess, identify, and then reduce, eliminate and or manage potential, real or perceived conflicts of interest to ensure compliance with sponsoring agency regulations and University policy.

  1. Critical Thinking & Decision Making:
Review of financial and other private sensitive and confidential information disclosed by faculty, staff and administrators and engages Chairs, Deans, and others about the contents of disclosures to identify and convey specifics that depict the nature of the potential, perceived or real conflict and may make recommendations to the committee on how to reduce, eliminate, or manage the conflict.