Research Compliance Administrator I

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Job TitleResearch Compliance Administrator IDepartmentSponsored Projects and Research ComplianceFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberS20159Open Date09/23/2019Close Date10/22/2019Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benefits EligibleYesEligible for OvertimeNoPosition Summary

The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance (SPARC) is committed to supporting the research endeavors of faculty members and staff of Rice University, a leading research institution in Houston, Texas, by helping them understand their obligations and ensure compliance with applicable governmental regulations and university policies.

The compliance administrator furthers the mission of SPARC by managing the following research compliance committees: Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBC) (e.g., rDNA), and Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) committee to ensure compliance with policies regarding the use of laboratory animals, biologically infectious agents, and human stem cells.

SPARC seeks an individual who is comfortable collaborating with faculty and administrators, communicating federal and university requirements to university stakeholders, assisting in program and policy development in response to government agency updates, and handling multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Education RequiredBachelor's DegreeMajor/Discipline

Molecular biology, social science, natural science, or engineering field.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

- Degree in molecular biology
- Master’s or doctoral degree

Experience Required1 yearType of Experience

Related work experience in any of the following:
- Research compliance (i.e., IBC/rDNA, SCRO)
- Research administration
- Working in a regulatory environment with the ability to understand the federal laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the use of biohazardous materials in research as described in the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic DNA Molecules, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), and the Select Agent Regulations (42 CFR Part 73, 7 CFR Part 331, 9 CFR Part 121)

Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience PreferredLicense/Certification RequiredLicense/Certification PreferredSkills Required

- Strong computer skills and understanding of databases (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Familiarity with IRB , IACUC, and / or IBC practices with regard to human/animal subjects, biosafety regulation, SCRO, and federal and state policies and procedures

Skills Preferred

- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent collaborative, judgement, leadership, negotiation, problem solving, and critical thinking skills with attention to details and willingness to take initiative
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
- Excellent organizational and time management skills to plan and schedule
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Internal / External Contacts

Internal: Contact with undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, departmental staff, staff in central administration, and faculty wishing to engage in research with biologically infectious agents, DNA, and/or another research where specific compliance approvals are required

External: Contact with community members, universities, and federal regulatory agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health)

Physical Demands

Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day).

Working Conditions

General office environment

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Postinghttp://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21363 Job Duties

Job Duty NameEssential FunctionsDescription of Job Duty

- Administers protocol activities, including notifications and verification of compliance with Rice’s policies and procedures
- Processes protocol activities, including routine submission, reports and revisions
- Processes comments, coordinates reviews, and distributes investigator responses
- Assists users of the protocol systems, working with both internal and external groups on improving user experience
- Ensures complete documentation is included in protocol application
- Administers electronic protocol files for internal and external audits in accordance with regulatory requirements and Rice’s policies and procedures
- Plans and coordinates meeting logistics, including compliance review and follow-up activities; attends meetings and records meeting outcomes
- Assist with the development and execution of policies and procedures in compliance with university and federal regulatory requirements
- Follows up on post approval issues; prepares correspondence; takes notes on discussions or actions during compliance meetings
- Participate in training of stakeholders on compliance requirements
- Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Duties

Job Duty NameAdditional FunctionsDescription of Job Duty

- Assists with development and maintenance of electronic protocol databases and program websites
- Works with direct supervisor to identify best practices for business processes and identify issues for review and resolution
- Schedules compliance meetings and distributes agendas and other meeting materials
- Maintains training records for compliance activities in SPARC

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree in social science, natural science, or engineering field?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have one year of related work experience in any of the following: research compliance (i.e., IBC/rDNA, SCRO), research administration, or working in a regulatory environment with the ability to understand the federal laws, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the use of biohazardous materials in research as described in the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic DNA Molecules, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), and the Select Agent Regulations (42 CFR Part 73, 7 CFR Part 331, 9 CFR Part 121)? Please note that you may substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

     

     

     

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