Essential Job DutiesThe Director will provide leadership through oversight of and guidance to faculty and administrators in the areas of Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Notice of Intent, Institutional Animal Care, Institutional Review Board, Research Integrity, Export Controls and National Security, and provide oversight of the entire compliance enterprise within Research Administration. The individual in this position will serve as the responsible institutional official for human subject research, animal subject research, as well as serve as the Research Integrity Officer and empowered official for export controls. The Director will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration within the Office of Research and Innovation.
Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- 1. Serve as Export Controls and National Security Officer:
- a. Implement policies and procedures developed in coordination with other compliance stakeholders on campus
- b. Serve as a point of contact for export control and national security issues from all constituents, particularly:
- i. Travel Audit
- ii. Sponsored Programs
- iii. Environmental Health
- iv. Purchasing
- v. Provost Office
- c. Assess, on a continuing basis, the institution’s ability to receive and manage confidential, proprietary, classified or other information contractually obligated as secret. Develop and deploy procedures, training and awareness efforts to ensure faculty and staff are prepared and capable to handle such information.
- 2. Serve as a Research Integrity Officer:
- a. Receive and vet new allegations of misconduct (falsification, plagiarism or fabrication) brought forth pursuant to pertinent regulation;
- b. Identify inquiry and investigation committee membership and coordinate all meetings as needed;
- c. Perform all directed inquiry and investigative steps under the direction of appointed committees;
- d. Guide inquiry and investigation committees in the proper conduct of an inquiry and/or investigation and assist in the development of inquiry and investigation reports compliant with NC State regulation and external oversight body expectation (ORI, OIG, etc.)
- e. Work with the Graduate School and others in developing, coordinating and delivering training materials and symposia on integrity in science and scholarship.
- 3. Serve as Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Officer:
- a. Guide and counsel faculty, department heads and deans on the development of Conflict of Interest and Commitment management plans to ensure unencumbered objectivity in carrying forth institutional duties when an employee has a significant financial interest or other conflict covered by pertinent regulation;
- b. Serve as ex-officio member of all Conflict of Interest and Commitment Oversight Committees and, working with the committee chair, steward the institutional charge to that committee;
- c. Perform investigative work directed by the Committee as necessary.
- 4. Serve as Facilities Security Officer (FSO) for Classified Research. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the FSO will:
- b. Liaison with federal and industrial sponsors regarding funding arrangements for classified research.
- c. Resource the industrial security program making recommendations to senior management (the AVC, VC, and C) on fiscal and human resource needs to affect and maintain a robust security program
- d. Remaining duties are articulated in the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) and include, need-to-know determinations, physical security reviews, coordination with Defense Security Service (DSS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), and sensitive sponsored operations of the defense and civilian intelligence services.
- 5. Oversee the entire research regulatory compliance mission of the institution (human subjects, animal subjects, etc.).
Other Work/ResponsibilitiesOther duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/ExperienceA Bachelors degree is required along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
Departmental Required SkillsRequires extensive knowledge of federal regulations and OMB circulars relevant to university sponsored programs and extensive experience negotiating awards and industry contracts.
Other requirements include strong evidence of success as a leader, well-developed communication skills, the ability to work with research faculty, grants managers, legal counsel, sponsored program and research compliance professionals and senior administrative officers of the University, and a thorough understanding of current public policy issues in the research arena.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of regulation governing human and animal subjects, faculty clearances, export controls, conflicts of interest, and research misconduct.