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University of Idaho
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Posted: 08/31/2017
Director, Office of Research Assurances

University of Idaho

Director, Office of Research Assurances

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $91,348-$102,767 per year or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Director, Office of Research Assurances (ORA ) is responsible for the management of all functions within the ORA including: budgeting, accounting services, staff position control, and oversight of the day-to-day support of research compliance across the University. The Director serves as the University's Research Compliance Officer and primary point of operational and administrative contact for internal and external constituencies. The Director provides leadership and coordination for the administration, support, monitoring, and assessment of a range of research compliance functions, including but not limited to: animal care and use, protection of human subjects, research involving biohazardous agents and rDNA, controlled substances, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, and unmanned aerial systems. The Director is responsible for creating, establishing, and maintaining research compliance systems, including policies, procedures, and training; providing leadership to the various compliance committees; embracing vision and goals for compliance aligned with those of the university; and developing a cohesive compliance program. The Director is committed to best-practice standards in research compliance as a means to promote excellence in research, teaching, and extension missions of the University of Idaho, and communicates that commitment to an audience of administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The RCM serves as the focal point for research compliance activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master’s degree or a J.D. with a minimum of 4 years direct experience providing direction and advice on compliance issues in a highly regulated environment, whether for the public or private sector.


•Direct experience in the oversight and implementation of an enforcement or compliance program for federal or state regulations.

•Strong interpersonal skills.


•Experience interfacing effectively at all levels of the organization.

•Experience supervising and managing employees.

•Developing and delivering research compliance training


•Ability to effectively set priorities and meet commitments.

•Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

•Ability to guide and instruct others without direct authority.

•Ability to function independently.

•Ability to work under pressure and within strict time frames.

•Ability to make independent judgments regarding the interpretation and applications of compliance regulations and to translate difficult regulatory requirements into practical business solutions.

•Ability to prepare and present detailed studies and reports, and to make recommendations concerning the substance of the studies and reports.


•Strong analytical and organizational skills.

•Strong team building skills.

•Highly developed creative and managerial skills.

•Possess broad inclusive view of the research process.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in the sciences, public policy or law.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001535P

Posting Date: 08/29/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Ongoing review of applicants will begin on September 29th, 2017.

This is a three year temporary appointment.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.