Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Education Director
Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Education Director
The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDOR)
provides guidance and support to facilitate, nurture and safeguard
a thriving research ecosystem at Stanford. To this end, the VPDOR
assumes dual roles. As Cognizant Dean for the independent academic
units, the VPDOR oversees the program scope and resources for the
fifteen multi-disciplinary and independent laboratories, centers,
and institutes which operate outside of the schools' boundaries. As
Vice Provost and the University's Chief Research Officer, the VPDOR
recommends and promulgates new policy and oversees its
implementation; manages the mission-support offices that provide
services of research compliance and administration, health and
safety, and technology transfer to Stanford's research enterprise;
advises the President and Provost in a broad array of academic
issues pertaining to and beyond research.Our VPDoR Diversity
Journey:--- We create a hub of innovation through the power of
diversity of disciplines and people. -
--- We provide equitable access and opportunity to all members of
the community in order to do their best work, regardless of race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
--- We listen to and value all colleagues who bring diverse
perspectives to the advancement and development of a respectful
--- We promote a culture of belonging, equity, and safety.
--- We embed these values in excellence of education, research, and
operation. POSITION SUMMARY:
We are seeking a Director of Research Compliance Education to
provide direction, planning, development, management, and
coordination of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
program. The Director will be responsible for both administrative
and operations-related functions of training, communication and
outreach to ensure faculty, key personnel on federally sponsored
projects, and trainees at Stanford have strong understandings of
the ethical conduct of research and compliance responsibilities
across a diverse range of areas, including:--- PI eligibility,
roles and responsibilities; -
--- peer review and confidentiality; -
--- financial and administrative oversight of sponsored research;
--- mentoring and maintaining a safe research environment; -
--- research data acquisition, security, management, use, sharing
and destruction; -
--- disclosure and protection of intellectual property; -
--- research misconduct (falsification, fabrication, plagiarism)
and authorship; -
--- research security, international collaborations and export
--- outside activities, COI/COC, and transparency; -
--- regulatory oversight for human and animal subjects, biosafety.
-This will be an individual contributor role, reporting to the
Associate Vice Provost for Research Policy and Integrity. It will
be based on Stanford's main campus and will be considered for an
option of hybrid work arrangement, subject to operational need.
CORE DUTIES: --- Develop and implement strategies for the
Responsible Conduct of Research education program, including a
faculty-umbrella training program and an umbrella RCR introduction
for students and trainees. -
--- Enhance the overall faculty experience with research compliance
education; identify opportunities to improve compliance training
and support resources.
--- Stay current with ongoing changes to Stanford's research
policies and external regulations; incorporate updates in a timely
manner into training and outreach to faculty and key personnel on
federally sponsored projects; review offerings and instructional
documentation on an ongoing basis to ensure the topics and content
remain relevant to campus-wide faculty and trainees.
--- Keep apprised of federal educational requirements and external
resources for education in Research Ethics and Integrity and adjust
training materials as needed to meet these obligations.
--- Evaluate, direct, and oversee the strategic design, process
improvement, and implementation of relevant tools and learning
opportunities and ensure campus-wide understanding of the required
uses of systems, by leveraging knowledge of sponsored projects
lifecycle, research policies, business processes, best practices,
and administrative systems.
--- Develop and oversee monitoring activities to ensure compliance
with sponsor requirements in RECR.
--- Partner with the school faculty leadership and leadership of
Office of Research Administration (ORA), School of Medicine
Research Management Group (RMG), and University Information
Technology (UIT) to ensure alignment with training objectives.
--- Represent VPDOR in collaborations with the schools,
departments, and other university administrative units, as well as
external entities, as needed. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience in
administrative and financial management, or combination of
education and relevant experience.Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities:--- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
--- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication
--- Strong analytical and problem solving skills -
--- Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal
channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
--- Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a
--- Strong knowledge of industry standards and regulatory
--- Strong subject matter expertise in research administration in
higher education institutions
--- Demonstrated experience in service design and/or instructional
--- Knowledge of software development cycle strongly
preferredCertifications and Licenses:
CRA preferred but not required PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: ---
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
--- Frequently sitting.
--- Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a
telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh
up to 10 pounds;
--- Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts,
lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of the job. WORKING CONDITIONS: --- Occasionally work
evenings and weekends. WORK STANDARDS: --- Interpersonal Skills:
Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and
clients and with external organizations.
--- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
--- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu . For Remote
positions (or positions open to the possibility of being remote):
This role is open to candidates anywhere in the United States.
Stanford University has five Regional Pay Structures . The
compensation for this position will be based on the location of the
successful candidate. The expected pay range for this position is
$117,000 to $185,000 per annum.Stanford University provides pay
ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university
reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a
selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but
not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the
qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget
availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external
market pay for comparable jobs.At Stanford University, base pay
represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package.
The Cardinal at Work website
(https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards ) provides
detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and
rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package
for this position may be discussed during the hiring process. Why
Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms.
Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and
research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized
the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is
our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to
impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks
empower you with:--- Freedom to grow. We offer career development
programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk,
film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader
--- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous
time-off, and family care resources.
--- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds
of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise
facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
--- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails,
--- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts and more!The job duties listed are typical
examples of work performed by positions in this job classification
and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on
department or program needs without changing the general nature and
scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also
perform other duties as assigned.Stanford is an equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.Dean of Research, Stanford,
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