Ball State University — Responsible Conduct of Research Officer, Office of Research Integrity

Ball State University welcomes applications for a Responsible Conduct of Research Officer to join our team.

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) oversees many regulatory areas involved in research, including the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Conflicts of Interests, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and others areas as they apply to research.

We work hand-in-hand with our faculty and students on creating the most ethical and safe research environment possible. The RCR Officer will work closely with our research community on developing new educational and training opportunities, overseeing BSU’s Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflicts of Interests programs, and acting as a mentoring resource for our researchers.

Due to the pandemic conditions, this position will initially function on a remote basis. The university does offer a telework policy that can be considered on an as-needed basis.

If a rewarding opportunity like this appeals to you, then please consider joining our team.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least one to two years of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)/Conflicts of Interest/Conflicts of Commitment (COI/COC) experience, research experience, research compliance experience, and/or professional level work experience in a research compliance office. Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with an on-line submission system; excellent communication skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in a sciences or social sciences related field. One to two years of experience as a RCR Officer and/or COI Officer. Experience with IRBNet or other related online submission system; strong working knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines regarding research; familiarity with university research and research policies and procedures; additional years of experience working with research review committees, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and/or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); experience working with a sponsored projects office, federally funded research projects and requirements of federal conflicts of interest programs. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people in a diverse community; able to operate independently and as part of team; excellent problem-solving skills; experience with policy and procedure development; ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/21178. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Mr. Jim Klenner. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.  

The salary range for this position is $45,000-48,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 6, 2021. 

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:
https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff 

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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