Deadline: September 05, 2016

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Job Description

The Research Compliance Manager for Conflicts of Interest (COI) has responsibility for oversight of the Research COI program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies. Responsibilities include: supervision of COI staff; coordination and administrative leadership of the Faculty Review Committees on Conflict of Interest (FRCCOI) meetings; maintenance of records documenting the FRCCOI activity; management of the online COI system and database; and tracking compliance with management plans. Additionally, the COI Manager monitors related regulatory updates and industry best practices; drafts and updates COI policies, procedures and guidelines; and coordinates training and education of BU staff about COI policies. The Manager will work under the direction of the Executive Director of Research Integrity and Assurance and in collaboration with compliance officials across BU to align processes to ensure consistency across all programs. The Manager will generally perform the following functions: Perform supervisory functions, including interviewing, selecting, training and performance appraisal of COI staff; Assist with the development and implementation of COI policies, procedures, practices and training programs designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk; Promote awareness of institutional resources and developments in relevant policies and regulations, and providing specialized training to the BU research community; Create, coordinate, and implement strategies to improve COI office productivity; Maintain COI records, analyze data, and prepare reports for various regulatory bodies; Provide comprehensive regulatory guidance to the BU research community; Keep abreast of federal, state, and local developments and compliance efforts related to research and develop communication tools to share this information effectively across the BU research community; and Participate or lead special COI projects from concept to completion.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experinece required. Master's Degree or Juris Doctorate preferred.
  • Related academic or research compliance experience may be considered in substitution.
  • 5 years progressive experience, preferably in an academic, medical or research compliance enterprise required

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