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University Research Compliance Officer, CUNY Office of Research

The City Univerity of New York
New York City, New York
Up to $119,995, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education.

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The City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking a University Research Compliance Officer for the Office of Research (OR). This professional will manage CUNY’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), pursue University-wide HRPP policy and procedure development initiatives, and oversee operations necessary for adequate compliance monitoring, including audits, investigations, suspensions, and terminations of research protocols. In a single integrated university system of 25 colleges and schools, the CUNY Office of Research is responsible for the strategic leadership of university-wide initiatives aimed at building research capacity for members of the CUNY community, from students to senior faculty. Their research, scholarly, and creative pursuits are supported through three OR divisions: Research Development and Programs; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Research Integrity and Compliance. Jointly, these divisions encourage collaborative and transdisciplinary research innovations; foster startups and commercialization both within and beyond the CUNY community; and ensure adherence to the standards that govern research ethics and sponsored program administration.

Reporting to the University Executive Director for Research Integrity and Compliance, the University Research Compliance Officer will oversee all research misconduct investigations; facilitate training efforts for CUNY-wide stakeholders in responsible research conduct; and partner with OR colleagues to implement various education and quality improvement programs for all research compliance areas across CUNY’s 25 colleges and schools.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, other key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Manage the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the efficient review of research proposals involving human subjects.

  • Create detailed protocols on all Institutional Review Board (IRB) concerns, giving clear and concise regulatory and ethical information and guidance.

  • Conduct preliminary reviews of research protocols requiring oversight by a convened IRB; oversee IRB meetings.

  • Provide regulatory, policy and administrative guidance to campus IRB members, and HRPP Coordinators on all

compliance issues.

  • Promote collaborative initiatives to ensure robust training of campus-based HRPP Coordinators and IRB members.

  • Facilitate the education and training of CUNY-wide stakeholders in responsible research conduct, in partnership with OR compliance colleagues.

  • Serve as the lead administrator for HRPP research misconduct proceedings.

  • Identify and engage experts to conduct appropriate reviews of research protocols to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Identify, recruit, and maintain collaborative relationships with external consultants, auditors, and other experts as required.


Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work on-site in the office. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ related experience required.


  • Advanced degree in an academic, research, legal, management, or directly related discipline.

  • Substantial research compliance and integrity experience, including broad HRPP and IRB compliance program management experience.

  • Significant knowledge of current government, sponsor, and industry laws, regulations, and requirements for research compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and training to stakeholders on the interpretation and application of regulations and requirements for research activities.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills to develop objectives, set and adapt to changing priorities, manage competing demands/changes and meet deadlines.

  • Proactive, flexible and collaborative work style with strong interpersonal communication, presentation and negotiation skills to forge successful relationships with diverse faculty, staff, and external partners.

  • Detail oriented and precise with strong research, writing, and analytical skills, plus ability to thrive in a demanding, multi-faceted, and time-sensitive office.

-Commitment to public service, service excellence, inclusion, equity, ethics, and integrity to manage highly sensitive information and material discretely.

  • Computer proficiency using academic, administrative, and financial systems, databases, and programs, plus Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs, and remote/virtual meeting and collaboration tools (MS Teams, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, etc.).


  • Directs the design, implementation, and maintenance of the university’s research compliance and integrity program and activities, and establishes protocols and procedures for training, policies, and monitoring compliance with applicable federal and state government, sponsor, and university policies regarding the responsible conduct of research across various areas.

  • Promotes research compliance and integrity and administers any corrective measures mandated by regulatory authorities.

  • Serves as a technical consultant and subject-matter expert to University and campus-based research offices, administrators, faculty, students, staff, and review boards, as well as external regulators and principal investigators on research compliance program responsibilities and obligations.

  • Provides guidance and assistance regarding the interpretation and application of complex regulations and requirements involving research activities to resolve compliance issues.

  • Manages research policies and programs, registrations/assurances, training, and reporting requirements.

  • May serve as the university’s research integrity officer to administer the research misconduct policy and procedures, and investigate allegations of scientific, research, and/or other scholarly research misconduct and conflicts of interest.

  • Provides and facilitates regular and comprehensive research compliance training to the university community.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Salary is up to $119,995 (11/1/22 salary schedule), commensurate with qualifications, experience, and education.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:

Current CUNY employees must apply through CUNYfirst Employee Self Service using your login credentials.

After you login to CUNYfirst, navigate to job openings by following the path from the Main Menu:Employee Self Service –>Careers


November 27, 2022 (Revised)


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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