The Research Compliance Administrator (RCA) serves as a member of a team of professionals in the Research Compliance Services Office (RCS). This position reports directly to a Senior Research Compliance Administrator in Research Compliance Services.
RCAs are responsible for assistance with or delivery of training, outreach, and communications to facilitate regulatory compliance, foster a culture of research integrity, promote RCR initiatives, and provide regulatory expertise & guidance to support the UO research community.
RCAs serve as a resource for researchers and unit professional staff, providing guidance and consultation in key compliance review processes and complex federal regulations in order to facilitate UO research. RCAs must adhere to best practice and workflow operations to ensure processes are within regulations, laws, policies, and established operations. They are responsible for maintenance of regulatory documentation and participation in regular QI/QA program initiatives and conducting audit and monitoring activities.
In order to perform their duties it is critical that RCAs develop, apply, and maintain in-depth regulatory knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and policies governing research compliance.
Minimum Requirements • BA/BS • Two years of professional experience focused on research administration, research compliance, or in an active research setting that included human subjects research; OR an equivalent combination of skills, education, or experience.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated proficiency and high-level technical expertise in a broad range of research compliance areas, including but not limited to in-depth knowledge of the federal regulatory framework governing human subject research, financial conflict of interest, research misconduct, and responsible conduct of research. • Proficiency with multiple forms of information technology, including web, word processing, data entry, managing electronic information, and database administration. • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as diplomacy, discretion, and professionalism. • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks. • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and technical details and transfer them into written documents. • Demonstrated ability to provide solution-oriented customer service and work effectively in a team-based setting. • Commitment to advancing the University’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment that requires specialized skills and abilities in satisfying federal, state, and university regulations. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education. • Research and policy experience; or, an advanced degree in public policy, law or related field. • Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission systems. • Certified IRB Professional (CIP).
Internal Number: 525515
The Of?ce of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research and innovation at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The of?ce is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and ?nancial support for sponsored programs, including identi?cation of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration. The of?ce supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s challenges.