The Conflict of Interest (COI) Manager is a subject matter expert on the university's policies, processes and standards related to conflicts of interest and commitment. Under the direction of the COI Manager, the COI unit within the Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) serves as a resource to the university community; independently staffs, advises and manages the activities of the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee; coordinates oversight and compliance activities with other units which also have conflict of interest and/or conflict of commitment oversight and management responsibilities; and communicates conflict of interest/commitment principles while assisting faculty and staff in translating compliance requirements and expectations into their daily work.
The COI Manager is responsible for enhancing and maintaining a coordinated program of conflict of interest identification, review and management across a range of regulatory and statutory areas. The Manager is responsible for effective functional area management, long-range planning for improvement of operational efficiencies and establishing strategic directions for comprehensive conflict of interest and conflict of commitment administration. The Manager also provides thought leadership on cutting-edge concerns, such as conflicts of commitment as they pertain to improper foreign government influence, conflicts of interest related to increasingly complex industry relationships and changes in regulatory or policy requirements.
The Manager manages daily operations and drives continuous improvement in all areas of conflict of interest and commitment management at the university, including the deployment of technology and web content to support and advance the university's system for identifying and addressing conflicts of interest and commitment. The Manager also drives process enhancements and efficiencies, proposes and implements training, and supervises a Conflict of Interest Analyst.
The Manager will work collaboratively with various offices, including but not limited to Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Office of Technology Management, Office of Research, Controller's Office, Audit and Advisory Services , Office of Legal Affairs, Human Resources and Labor & Employee Relations to ensure compliance with university policies. The Manager will interact with employees at all levels of the university and tailor their analysis, as well as communications, to each group.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.