Student Affairs

Assistant Director, Research integrity

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA United States

The Assistant Director, Research Integrity, reports to the Director, Research Security, Integrity and Compliance, and ensures that Boston College research activities adhere to core research integrity principles, are conducted in accordance with all applicable federal requirements and University policies, and held to the highest standards and best practices of the academic community.

Key functions of the position are as follows:

Review, develop and implement research integrity policies and procedures; review Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure requirements, issued by federal funding agencies, to determine their applicability and impact to Boston College operations; incorporate applicable federal regulations and requirements into University policies and processes; and notify relevant stakeholders of significant federal regulatory and policy changes.
Review all annual faculty COI disclosures and identify foreign COIs and Conflicts of Commitment (COC) that potentially involve improper foreign influence concerns.
Coordinate with the Office of Sponsored Programs and review grant proposals to identify potential COIs.
Assess faculty collaborations to determine whether a COI Management Plan is necessary; draft and monitor COI Management Plans; and, as necessary, support the COI Review Committee.
Develop and provide briefings, training and educational materials for faculty and staff regarding the University’s Research Integrity Program.
Support, as needed, the Office of the VPR, the Research Misconduct Inquiry Committee and the Research Misconduct Investigation Committee to address allegations.
Maintain all research integrity files, documents and records, and manage Boston College’s iThenticate account and licenses
The Assistant Director, Research Integrity, will provide guidance and make recommendations to a variety of stakeholders regarding research integrity policies and processes. Consequently, the Assistant Director, Research Integrity, will need to comprehend, interpret and apply a wide range of highly complex federal requirements to a variety of academic disciplines and fact patterns. In addition, because the Assistant Director, Research Integrity, will provide support to the VPR, the Executive Director of Research Administration and the Director of Research Security, Integrity and Compliance, with research misconduct assessments, inquiries and investigations, this position will require high levels of discretion and an understanding of associated confidentiality requirements. This position will also require strong interpersonal skills and situational awareness, including the ability to recognize and respect differences between departments and address the concerns of faculty and staff.

This position has the possibility for flex-time consideration.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $74,050 to $92,550; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

 

Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) is preferred, but not required.

A minimum of three years of experience in the field of research compliance or administration at a university or research institution is required.
In-depth knowledge of U.S. Government laws and regulations and requirements covering COI, Conflict of Commitment, and research misconduct issues associated with federally-sponsored research is required. Working knowledge of various research administration and general office software suites and programs is required. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and oral, is required.

Knowledge of best practices at peer universities for research integrity and research misconduct compliance is preferred. Experience in the development and delivery of briefings, training and educational programs, preferably at a research university, is preferred. Past experience as a university researcher is a plus.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.


Requirements

  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Please apply at the following link: www.bc.edu/bcjobs