The Research Integrity and Compliance (RIC) team in the Office of Research at The City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking a motivated and engaged expert to serve as Senior Research Compliance Administrator. This professional will primarily support IRB administration and Conflicts of Interest Committee administration, as well as work collaboratively to provide policy and procedure development, education and training, and quality improvement and assurance for all areas of research compliance.
In a single integrated university system of 25 colleges and schools, the CUNY Office of Research is responsible for the strategic leadership of university-wide initiatives aimed at building research capacity for members of the CUNY community, from students to senior faculty. Their research, scholarly, and creative pursuits are supported through three OR divisions: Research Development and Programs; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Research Integrity and Compliance. Jointly, these divisions encourage collaborative and transdisciplinary research innovations; foster startups and commercialization both within and beyond the CUNY community; and ensure adherence to the standards that govern research ethics and sponsored program administration.
Reporting to the University Executive Director of Research Integrity and Compliance, the Senior Research Compliance Administrator will join a collaborative team of professionals supporting all areas of research compliance and integrity across CUNY. The Administrator’s specific responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:
Advise CUNY researchers, IRB members, and college HRPP Coordinators regarding human subject protection regulations and policy.
Perform administrative pre-review of research submissions to determine IRB requirements, identify expertise required, and determine additional reviewer or consultant needs when appropriate.
Oversee convened IRB processes and meetings, facilitate convened IRB discussions, and create complex minutes of controverted issues, resolutions, and determinations.
Serve as primary liaison for support and process improvement initiatives around electronic IRB submission, review, and databases.
Develop, support, and evaluate best practices for continuous improvement of IRB reliance agreement processes and oversight.
Assist Office of Research leadership in developing financial conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies and procedures.
Provide guidance to Conflicts Committee members, researchers and College Conflicts Officers.
Oversee Conflicts Committee processes, including meeting preparation and preliminary reviews, as well as create complex minutes of deliberations, determinations and actions.
Collaborate with RIC colleagues to develop and implement CUNY-wide policies and procedures.
Create and deliver compliance training initiatives for a variety of stakeholders across CUNY including College Conflicts Officers, IRB members and HRPP Coordinators.
Respond to potential noncompliance concerns, assist with audits, and support other quality assurance and improvement activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the University Executive Director of Research Integrity and Compliance and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.
The City University of New York is the nation’s largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City. Founded in 1847 as the nation’s first free public institution of higher education, CUNY today has 25 colleges spread across New York City’s five boroughs, serving 243,000 degree-seeking students of all ages and awarding 55,000 degrees each year. More than 80 percent of the University’s graduates stay in New York, contributing to all aspects of the city’s economic, civic and cultural life and diversifying the city’s workforce in every sector. The University’s historic mission continues to this day: provide a public first-rate education to all students, regardless of means or background.