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University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 2724979
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Research Compliance Administrator

Job no: 528385
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Research Compliance Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 1, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please provide a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum requirements, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications.

Please submit the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references.

Department Summary
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research 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 office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.

OVPRI supports interdisciplinary research centers and 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 grand challenges.

Research Compliance Services (RCS) supports and protects the interests of the University, faculty, staff, students and human research subjects in research compliance matters through guidance, education, and technical assistance. RCS is responsible for Human Subject Protections, Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR), and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) programs. In addition, RCS provides administrative support in cases of alleged Research Misconduct and other research compliance matters.

Position Summary
The Research Compliance Administrator serves as a member of a team of professionals in the Research Compliance Services Office (RCS). This position reports directly to an Assistant Director in RCS and includes responsibilities in the following general areas:

  • Assistance or delivery of training and 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.

  • Service as a resource for researchers and unit professional staff; provides guidance and consultation in key compliance review processes and complex federal regulations in order to facilitate UO research.

  • Adherence to best practice and workflow operations to ensure processes are within regulations, laws, policies, and established operations; maintenance of regulatory documentation and participation in regular QI/QA program initiatives; conduct audit and monitoring activities.

  • Development, application, and maintenance of in-depth regulatory knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations and policies governing research compliance; best practice knowledge and application in operations to facilitate regulatory compliance and research integrity.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two (2) years of professional experience focused on research administration, research compliance, or performing administrative functions in an active research setting

    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 in an active research setting that included human subjects research
  • Experience working to review and/or manage conflicts of interest
  • Experience working with support programs for research integrity/responsible conduct of research
  • Experience with clinical trials
  • Experience with fda-regulated research
  • Experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education
  • Research and policy experience; or, an advanced degree in public policy, law or closely related field
  • Experience with Federal reporting criteria and submission systems related to research administration and compliance
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP)

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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