Assistant Vice-President for Research Integrity and Compliance

Chapman University
Orange, CA
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Assistant Vice-President for Research Integrity and Compliance
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Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly
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Anticipated Pay Range:
$160,000 - $205,000
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Chapman University is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this position. This range takes into account a variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. Salary offers are determined based on the final candidate's qualifications and experience, as well as internal equity and other internal factors. The anticipated pay range is not a promise of a particular wage.
Job Description Summary:
The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking a full-time Assistant Vice President of Research Integrity and Compliance. The AVP, who reports to the Vice President for Research, is Chapman University's Research Integrity and Compliance officer responsible for research integrity, regulatory compliance, and adherence to contracts, sub-awards, and research-related agreements to federal, state, and local rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines. Specifically, the AVP manages all the critical research compliance areas, including conflicts of interest, export control compliance programs and human subject and animal research; oversees and provides expert advice and leadership in areas related to research integrity and compliance issues for Chapman University, as prescribed by federal, state and Chapman policy.This role has the potential for hybrid work mode according to our flexible work guidelines
The Assistant Vice President of Research Integrity and Compliance will:
  • Maintain expertise, develop new, and revise existing CU policies to comply with current and emerging federal and other relevant regulatory policies.
  • Develop institutional policies, procedures, guidelines, and programs that enable the conduct of research while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and monitor and test policies and procedures to determine adequacy and effectiveness.
  • Implement programs and involve relevant stakeholders to raise awareness of compliance requirements and serve as a resource for research compliance and integrity questions concerning the interpretation of policies and their application to individual circumstances.
  • Lead regular policy review, creation, and implementation of institutional research policies, including those related to all research compliance areas (human and animal subjects, export controls, conflict of interest, and conflict of commitment). Provide support to the subaward and contract administrators in developing, reviewing, redlining, and negotiating contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements with regard to how the agreements will impact Chapman University's compliance efforts.
  • Serve as the designated Chapman University official for reviewing disclosures of outside activities and manage individual conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment related to research. Identify areas of concerns and implement actions to mitigate risk.
  • Develop responsible conduct of research training programs for faculty, staff, and students to meet federal and state requirements.
  • Oversee export compliance activities.
  • Provide training for investigators across crucial compliance areas.
  • Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Collaborate with the other Directors under the VPR to meet the goals and objectives of the Office of Research, including developing and building the University's research infrastructure.
  • Provide information to and assist the Office of Legal Affairs with risk assessment and mitigation and collaborate on all research related compliance and integrity issues. · Performs work as assigned by the Vice President for Research.
Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of compliance related experience with at least 3 years of leading a research compliance and integrity related function at a university, research institute, research hospital, or governmental regulatory agency.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Leadership in a managerial position with demonstrated ability to collaborate, supervise, and form partnerships.
  • Ability to develop and apply policies and procedures.
  • Technical skills to have the ability to learn and use enterprise systems and tools necessary for the position.
  • Ability to use diplomacy and tact, and work with confidential information.
  • Ability to interpret and ensure university and department policies and procedures.
Desired Qualifications:

  • JD or a Master's or PhD degree in a scientific or engineering field with at least 3 years of experience and professional expertise in areas related to research integrity and compliance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations and the legal and regulatory environment governing research and contracts.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies to ensure compliance with federal funding agencies such as NIH, NSF, DOD, NASA, and other federal agencies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects with conflicting priorities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University can be found at

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
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