Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Director (AD), Research Integrity (Safety Committees Program) is responsible for contributing to the success of Boston University's Research Compliance program.

Reporting to the Executive Director for Research Integrity, the AD is responsible for the development and administration of the University's Safety Committees Program (SCP), which includes the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Laboratory Safety Committee (LSC), the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and the Scientific Diving Safety Committee (SDSC), to promote and facilitate compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and BU Policies and Procedures.

The AD assists with implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive program that includes training, policies, audit monitoring, reporting, and enforcement.

This role will also proactively collaborate with institutional leaders regarding compliance risks, controls, and new developments in research-related compliance laws and regulations.

Areas of functional oversight for the AD include, but are not limited to: Oversee the staff and day-to-day operations of the SCP; Assist with the development and implementation of policies, procedures, practices and training programs designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk; Provide subject matter expertise and recommend responses and procedures on compliance-related matters such as laws, regulations, program guidance and other regulatory requirements.

Work cross-functionally with the University departments to proactively identify risks and to respond to identified issues.

Maintain records, perform data analysis and develop reporting tools to assist with developing compliance monitoring activities.

Assist with coordination of response to and resolution of external investigations and audit by government agencies and payers.

Monitor related regulatory updates and industry best practices. Participate or lead special projects from concept to completion.

5-8 years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree Required, Masters or Doctorate preferred. 

Cover letter required.

5 to 8 years progressive experience, preferably in an academic, medical or research compliance enterprise Advanced analytical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; exceptional project/process management knowledge. Advanced knowledge of federal and state regulations related to research compliance, biosafety, radiation safety, laboratory safety and other institutional regulations and policies related to research integrity. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships with faculty researchers, senior-level management, staff colleagues, as well as local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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