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Research Compliance and Quality Control at Stevens Institute of Technology

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Description


The Research Compliance and Quality Control Specialist are responsible for ensuring that the office’s day-to-day operational workload as it regards research compliance is prioritized, routed and completed in a timely and responsible manner.  Research compliance is focused on ensuring institutional compliance with U.S. regulations, as well as other sponsor requirements affecting sponsored research.  The individual in this position is expected to handle complex and high-profile/risk/and impact analysis and communication tasks on behalf of both the office and the university.


Research Compliance:

  • Manage IRB and IACUC, research COI, FCOI operations and specific federal agency applicability;

  • Manage compliance functions associated with federal agencies – including NSF, NIH, DOE, NASA, and DOD (among others);

  • Assist the OSP Executive Director in working with the Office of General Counsel and Institutional Compliance Officer to update policies and procedures

  • Develop, refine, update and deliver training to the campus on export control, Conflicts of Interest, NSF RCR, IRB, IACUC, and related regulatory issues;

  • Assist the Facility Security Officer in managing a compliance program relevant to facility security and U.S. export control laws and regulations by obtaining the required training to serve as a back-up Facility Security and Export Control Officer, including but not limited to the following:

    • Triaging according to the subject matter, complexity, and risk of violating U.S. Export Control: Visa applications; proposals for sponsored research; funded sponsored projects and their risk factors; international shipments; license and registration requirements;

    • Overseeing all aspects of security, including document control, visit requests, foreign travel and export security review;

Research Compliance Quality Control:

  • On a random sample basis, perform a quality control review of:

    • Proposal preparation

    • Account set-up and management

    • Status of required reports due to federal and other sponsors

    • Accuracy of Workday entries prepared by OSP Post-award

    • Accuracy of subawards prepared by OSP


Required Education and Experience (mandatory)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years’ experience

  • Deep domain-knowledge of IRB, IACUC, COI, PHS FCOI, NSF RCR, NASA China restrictions;

  • Ability to discuss technical subject matters (verbally and in writing) within the stated areas of responsibility with a high degree of proficiency;

  • Willingness to apply for (under University sponsorship), and to be subject to the high standards required to hold a personal security clearance issued by the U.S. DOD;

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced familiarity with relevant law/regulations, as described above;

  • Proven technical writing ability (the successful candidate will be asked to produce a writing sample as part of the interview.

Additional Information

  • Must be U.S. citizen EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Office of Sponsored Programs

General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure:

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