The Office of Research Integrity at Portland State University is responsible for ensuring university compliance with state and federal regulations governing research. This office develops and implements policies and procedures for the university along with helping faculty, graduate and undergraduate students conduct research that meets the highest standards of integrity. To learn more about our department, please visit our website!
The Research Integrity Administrator is a professional staff member in the Office of Research Integrity at Portland State University (PSU) responsible for managing federally required compliance programs related to responsible conduct of research; protection of human subjects; animal care and use; biological safety; export controls; and financial conflict of interest, as well other emerging research compliance areas.
The Research Integrity Administrator utilizes subject matter expertise to perform research compliance program management through policy development, consultation and implementation, and exercises discretion and independent judgment to execute regulatory compliance reviews and determinations for University research conducted in support of the University’s academic mission.
The Research Integrity Administrator serves as a member of the team responsible for issuing compliance and ethics approvals to University PIs for a large volume and diverse portfolio of both sponsored and non-sponsored research, negotiating collaborative agreements and memorandums of understanding with external research partner institutions, and managing multiple research compliance review committees, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Financial Conflict of Interest Committee (FCOI).
- BA/BS with 3+ years of related experience working in Research Integrity. - General understanding of Research Integrity regulations, best practices and investigations and research ethics. - Professional experience working with a Risk Analysis process. - Working knowledge of Performance Improvement processes. - Demonstrated experience using multiple resources and references to understand complex regulations. - Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. - Experience providing excellent customer service to a variety of audiences. - Experience with database, spreadsheet and word processing software. - Experience in drafting policy, procedures and guidance documents for research compliance.
- Broad knowledge of overall research administration with experience in a University environment; - Working experience in interpreting regulations and policies making practical application to research activities; - Professional experience in providing administrative support to faculty committees; - Experience developing electronic forms and processes using prescribed resources; - Working experience with formal documentation; - Working experience with maintaining confidentiality; - Ability to update webpages; - Demonstrated reasoning and problem solving skills by making effective decisions and recommendations in the workplace; - Experience with translating applicable research best practices into user-friendly forms and electronic processes; -Experience with maintaining organized and accurate databases/information files.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.
Oregon's urban research university
Portland State University has a 49-acre campus located in the heart of downtown Portland, one of America's most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. PSU is recognized throughout the world for programs like Urban Planning, Social Work, and Environmental Studies that directly engage the community, and aim our students towards the creation of a bett...er, more sustainable world.
Oregon is our classroom
At PSU, our students and faculty take the classroom to the community. In Senior Capstones, students team up with local organizations to tackle civic challenges, working directly with Portland's youth and underserved populations. These students write grants, build watersheds, tutor ESL, advocate for the arts, and much more. This program is one of the reasons why U.S News & World Report and The Princeton Review rank PSU among the nation’s best.
Integrating sustainability into curricula, campus, and community partnerships — that’s part of Portland State’s commitment to addressing global issues such as climate change and poverty. PSU faculty and students focus efforts that help communities strike a balance of economic resilience and environmental stewardship. PSU’s 49-acre urban campus serves as a laboratory for sustainable practices.