Associate Director, Research Outreach and Compliance
LocationNew York, NY
DeptProfessional - Research Administration
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The Associate Director, Research Outreach and Compliance will act as the central point of contact, and thereby direct, control, and develop the day-to-day operations of Grants Management Risk Assessment and Compliance, the Tri-I Responsible Conduct of Research Course, and Regulatory Compliance review for Export Control, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and other emerging areas of regulatory compliance concern.
- A strategic thinker who is adept at generating ideas and translating them into efficient operations
- A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely, high-quality decisions
- An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
- An effective team leader/player who can engage and inspire others in the MSK research community.
- Perform in compliance with all regulatory requirements for disbursement of research funds, the position directs and controls risk assessment and quality assurance program processes for effective grants management.
- Coordinate amongst several internal and Tri-I committees and offices involved in research endeavors (e.g., Office of Research and Project Administration, Institutional Review Board [IRB], Institutional Biosafety Committee [IBC], Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee [IACUC], Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee [ESCRO], Corporate Compliance and Internal Audit, Clinical Research Compliance – Protocol Activation Core, Clinical Research Finance) to verify that federal, state, and other grant funds are being dispersed in accordance with all prevailing compliance rules and regulations, and that all necessary documentation is consolidated within the Grants Management database.
- Determine areas of risk for non-compliance and works with the appropriate Committee leadership or staff to develop and/or interpret Institutional and other related policies and procedures with the goal of increasing compliance and mitigating instances of risk to the institution.
- Perform grant congruency review for awards involving the use of human subjects and animal subjects. Interacts with research faculty to verify compliance information being reported to federal, state, and other sponsoring agencies.
- Make appropriate cross system grant associations when warranted by sponsor requirements.
- Direct and control the Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program as Course Director – create and revise content, recruit faculty for course participation as facilitators, present at orientation and summer sessions, participate as a small group facilitator, read and give feedback to participants on their assignments.
- Develop and maintain process improvement strategies for aligning Institutional Biosafety, Animal Care and Use, Human Subject Research, and hESC/hPSC Research guidelines and regulations with processes and procedures for effective and compliant grants congruency and management.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Research/Hospital Administration, Research Ethics/Integrity, Biomedical Science, Health or other related field with 7-10 years of experience in an academic/biomedical research environment.
- Master’s Degree in Business, Research/Hospital Administration, Research Ethics/Integrity, Biomedical Science, Health or other related field and/or JD with 4-7 years of experience preferred
- Prior experience with interpretation of federal/state regulations, and administration of issues involving research and regulatory compliance subject-matter (e.g., Responsible Conduct of Research, Human subjects, Animal subjects, Biosafety, hESC and hPSC research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, Export Controls).
- Ability to understand scientific jargon for the purposes of determining grants congruency and protocol review. #LI-POST
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New York, NY
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