Professional Associate II

Job description

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) supports the University of Kentucky by promoting ethical conduct of human research and educating UK students and employees regarding research misconduct, regulations, and data ownership. The ORI supports several federally mandated review committees.
The ORI is currently seeking a Professional Associate II to administer the Quality Improvement Program. The QIP serves to evaluate human research protections at varying levels, increase awareness of existing processes, and acquire information necessary for enhancing protections. This provides a means to assess the university's level of compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations. The Professional Associate II will conduct and review directed on-site reviews, PI self-assessment reviews, and administrative assessment reviews.
This position will also assist with coordination of the business of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) by screening, preparing, and distributing the review documentation, coordinating the meetings, and preparing post-meeting follow-up correspondence.
Competitive applicants will have strong communication skills, the ability to work in a deadline-driven environment, and be capable of working independently. The Professional Associate II will interact effectively with a variety of people on and off campus.

Job Title
Professional Associate II

Requisition Number

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Department Name
40148:Office of Research Integrity

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

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Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; and repetitive motion related to computer use.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00pm.

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Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 4/10/2018
    Application Due: 4/30/2018
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