Research Compliance Manager

Job description

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$84,500 - $166,500

Position Information
The University of California, Riverside is one of ten universities within the prestigious University of California system and is widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation. In August of 2013, UCR opened California's first new public medical school in four decades. The Research Compliance Manager plays a focal role in maintaining the standard of ethical excellence in research at this campus. The Research Integrity unit consists of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Bio-Safety Committee (IBC), Promoting Objectivity in Research (PRO), and Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO). This position is responsible for maintaining campus compliance with several Federal and State mandates, as well as associated statutes, regulations, and policies. The Research Compliance Manager leads a team of specialists through strong leadership, mentoring, and providing professional development opportunities when possible. This position requires the use of excellent judgement in making risk-based decisions that affect programs or the campus as a whole. The Research Compliance Manager is charged with maintaining standards that are essential for the conduct of legal and ethical research at this campus and will work with other units, such as, Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Technology Commercialization where appropriate. Under general direction of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, the Research Compliance Manager oversees the management and administration for all research compliance committees including but not limited to: Social Behavior IRB, Clinical/Biomedical IRB, IACUC, IBC, PRO, SCRO. The Research Compliance Manager fulfills federal mandates to ensure a regulatory compliant research program to protect the public's welfare, ensure transparency at the institution, and to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. This is one of the most significant research-related positions on campus because of the legal and financial risks for the University. The Research Compliance Manager has oversight for research compliance, including areas like human subject protections, as they relate to federal, state, and local regulations and policies. As the lead for responsible research conduct, this position also has management responsibility for effective interpretation of the University of California Conflict of Interest Code (as promulgated by the California Fair Political Practices Commission), coordination of compliance standards for the Riverside campus (as defined by University conflict of interest policy) and monitoring of employee codes of conduct related to conflict of interest. This position provides guidance to Vice Chancellors, Deans, and Department Chairs/Organized Research Unit Directors and ensures effective coordination and cooperation of compliance with legal requirements as required by policy. The salary range for this position will be between $147,888 to $166,500 per year.

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated experience in managing compliance review committees, such as the Institutional Review Boards for Socio-Behavioral, Health Sciences and Clinical Trials.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated knowledge in human research protections including review and interpretation of federal and state regulations, including HIPPA.
Demonstrated experience in management and leadership in Institutional Review Boards (IRB) Administration, including team building, mentoring, and coaching to supervise professional staff.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing compliance programs that support research, including conceptualizing and planning, as well as ensuring accountability.
Skill in establishing relationships with human subjects and regulatory agencies on local, regional, and national levels.
Managerial experience and proven success in managing compliance review boards or committees.
Experience interpreting and applying federal, state or university regulations, policies and procedures and compliance monitoring.
Demonstrated experience interpreting FDA regulations pertaining to human subject research, investigatory products and adverse event reporting.
Ability to formulate broad policy recommendations for the organization.
Ability to apply a complex array of issues, mental flexibility, and creativity related to compliance issues.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing university policies including institutional based standard operating procedures and university guidelines for research compliance, including informed consent, deception/debriefing in research, participant observation, interviewing public personalities, external pressure to disclose data, data security standards for identifiable data in research, compensation and reimbursements, quality improvements versus research guidelines.
Demonstrated experience developing university guidelines in compliance with external regulations, including FDA regulations, HIPAA laws, and Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.
Knowledge of web-based research software programs including, IRB Manager, Docushare and Systems, Applications & Products (SAP).
Demonstrated experience in conducting audits and investigations for federally funded university research in Socio- Behavioral studies and Clinical Trials.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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