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Research Compliance Analyst / COI Analyst at University of California - San Francisco

Posted in Compliance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

Job Summary
The UCSF Conflict of Interest (COI) Program is seeking a Research Compliance Analyst ( COI Analyst ). Under the direction of the Associate Director of Ethics and Compliance and the COI Manager, the COI Analyst will provide support, training, and expert guidance to researchers regarding COI policies and procedures. The COI Analyst will conduct initial compliance reviews and will assist with the development and monitoring of COI management plans. Major responsibilities include:

Advising researchers on the process for disclosing their financial interests in an electronic system
Reviewing financial disclosures and making an initial determination (based on relevant policy/regulation) as to whether a potential conflict exists
Developing proficiency with the interpretation and application of the University s policies on conflicts of interest and understanding how COI policies interrelate with the academic, research, and business policies
Assisting the COI Manager with developing and implementing training and education programs for the research community.

The COI Analyst independently ensures that researchers financial disclosures satisfy basic standards for review so that the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC), Committee Chair, and/or designated reviewers can efficiently complete their regulatory reviews. If any part of the COI submission is incomplete or noncompliant, the COI Analyst follows up by phone and in writing to request additional information from the researcher or support staff. The COI Analyst also evaluates changes to approved projects to ensure compliance with applicable federal regulations, state laws, and university policies and procedures.

In addition to triaging submissions to the appropriate level of review, the COI Analyst assists the COI Manager in ensuring that Committee members with appropriate expertise are assigned to review submissions. Following COI review, the COI Analyst communicates with the researcher at the direction of the COIAC, Chair, or designated reviewer. The COI Analyst is responsible for processing and facilitating all stages of the review, from initial submission to final approval. The COI Analyst must have a strong customer service orientation, proven problem solving abilities, and demonstrated oral and written communication skills in order to effectively guide and advise faculty and research administrators.

The Office of Ethics and Compliance collaborates with the UCSF community and senior leadership to coordinate and guide compliance efforts across the campus. Our mission is to ensure institutional compliance with applicable laws and regulations; to promote ethical behavior and research integrity; to provide the tools, guidance, and oversight needed to adhere to all necessary regulatory requirements; and to provide UCSF with expertise and support to achieve its mission of advancing health worldwide .

The UCSF Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and University policies related to potential or actual financial conflicts of interest in research. The COIAC reviews researchers financial disclosures and implements appropriate plans to manage these financial interests. The COIAC is supported by the Conflict of Interest (COI) Program, which is a component of the Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC).

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or related area and one to three years relevant experience
Proficiency with information technology, including the ability to operate personal computer software, learn new systems, and provide guidance to system users
Independence, planning and decision-making abilities to complete assigned duties
Ability to work in a team oriented setting, to prioritize work, and to follow through on routine assignments with minimal direction
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality
Ability to interpret complex policies and provide guidance to the University community
Ability to solve problems, issues; listen, interpret and confirm understanding of others' communications; and be objective
Time management skills and the flexibility to accommodate changing priorities in unit
Excellent customer service skills, pleasant, helpful and patient
Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and work with frequent interruptions


Preferred Qualifications
Training or experience in the areas of law, business (especially startups), or finance
Experience in COI compliance or working within a university research or academic medical center compliance office, or healthcare organization with significant university research contacts
Knowledge of relevant Federal (Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health) and State (California Fair Political Practices Commission) regulations, and University policies
Project management experience, especially in the area of software implementation


Position Type
Full Time


Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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