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Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Education Director

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Education Director SCHOOL/UNIT DESCRIPTION:
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 community.
--- 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 controls; -
--- 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 skills.
--- 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 team.
--- Strong knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements.
--- Strong subject matter expertise in research administration in higher education institutions
--- Demonstrated experience in service design and/or instructional design
--- 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 learned.
--- 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, . 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 ( ) 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 speak.
--- 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, and museums.
--- 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, California, United StatesDean of Research, Stanford, California, United StatesDean of Research, Stanford, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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