Princeton University seeks a highly motivated, well-qualified individual to serve as Assistant Director of the Research Integrity & Assurance (RIA) office, reporting to the RIA Director. This senior level position presents a unique & challenging opportunity to support & advance the University's world-class research enterprise by ensuring a successful compliance program.
Employing strong leadership, strategic, & interpersonal skills, the Assistant Director will oversee the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) & the Institutional Biosafety committee (IBC), which are responsible for administering areas of federal research compliance for animal research & research involving biohazardous agents. Future growth opportunities exist for this role in the area of Conflict of Interest (COI) program oversight. The Assistant Director will create a research compliance program that facilitates research while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, & local rules and regulations by developing & implementing compliance related policies & processes; conducting training programs for staff, researchers & administrators; & conducting regular internal audits & risk analyses. To ensure the success of the University's research compliance program, the incumbent will oversee & navigate important & sensitive interactions with key stakeholders across campus, including senior administrators, faculty, students, & staff.
The successful candidate will bring to the University a strong background in research administration-including broad & deep knowledge of compliance regulations, issues & strategies-& have a track record of proven success implementing the components of a strong research compliance program. S/he will have outstanding interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, & a reputation for successfully working with faculty & departmental staff to implement new policies, procedures & programs.
The Dean for Research supports various functions associated with processes surrounding the research environment including obtaining federal grants, obtaining grant monies from non-governmental organizations, information technology, research integrity and assurance (RIA), and laboratory animal welfare. RIA oversees and implements programs designed to support human research via the Institutional Review Board (IRB), animal research via the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Financial Conflict of Interest. This position is key to the oversight and development of programs to support the IACUC and IBC.
The person in this role will interact with regulators from a variety of federal, state, local, or other agencies who may be inspecting our program(s) or following up on allegations of animal welfare and/or noncompliance. The person in this role must have a command of the regulation, including a nuanced understanding of the intent of the laws and regulations, so as to be able to articulate clearly our programs, including how and why we developed them in the manner we did, as well as interact with these individuals to provide any information they request.
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References and writing sample will be requested for finalists.
The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.
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