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Research Integrity and Compliance Officer (Administrative Analyst/Specialist-EIII)

California State University, Chico

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 535724
Work type: Staff
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

The Research Integrity and Compliance Officer plays a central role in overseeing day-to-day research integrity and compliance operations and ensuring the complex responsible and ethical conduct of research across campus, in particular focusing on integrity and compliance in the following areas: human subjects, animal subjects, and bio-hazards. The Research Integrity and Compliance Officer reports to and supports the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Success on a wide variety of research integrity and compliance issues, including issues of research misconduct, institutional human subjects research, institutional animal care and use, and institutional bio-safety research. As a member of the Vice Provost's team in Faculty Affairs and Success, the Research Integrity and Compliance Officer will work closely with Deans, department chairs, Chico State Enterprises, the University Farm, Chico State faculty, Chico State's attending veterinarian, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management, Procurement, Division of IT, and other campus partners.

Working independently, under broad guidance from the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Success, the Research Integrity and Compliance Officer is responsible for:

* Leading and coordinating the highly complex critical day-to-day research compliance programs operations for Chico State.
* Administering and providing leadership for Chico State's five research integrity & compliance activities: the Institutional Review Board (IRB) with responsibility for protection of human subjects, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) with responsibility for protection of animal subjects, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Research Integrity and Misconduct allegations procedures, and the Research Compliance Training (RCTP) program.
* Providing advanced administrative and systems coordination to ensure compliance with federal, state, CSU, and internal policies and procedures.
* Participating in planning and development activities and, as required, independent determination of methods to meet the administrative goals of the research compliance program.
* Working in coordination with the Vice Provost to develop, foster, and maintain the highest ethical research compliance culture that supports the University's mission and commitment to research.
* Coordinating the University's research misconduct process and providing support to the Vice Provost on research misconduct issues.

Required Education and Experience:

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree and/or full-time equivalent training and four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices or programs.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:

  • Bilingual
  • Completion of CITI courses for working with human subjects research, animal subjects in research, and biohazards in research.
  • Three years relevant experience working with federal research compliance activities.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:00am-5:30pm.

Salary Information: CSU Classification Salary Range: $75,864 - $147,420 per year.

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.

Throughout employment in this position incumbent must obtain or retain CIP-Certified IRB Administrator, CPIA-Certified Professional IACUC Administrator, and BAC-Biosafety Administrators Certification.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/06/24. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Advertised: February 21, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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