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Harvard University Dir of Research Compliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts

61745BRAuto req ID:61745BRJob Code:360059 Admin Offcr/SrIndiv Contrib Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Director of Research ComplianceSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience including 6 years of progressive work experience in 3 or more of the following areas: export control, sponsored projects, financial compliance, research administration, data management, conflict of interest in research administration, research collaborations, human research, research integrity or other research compliance related areas is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of sponsored research regulations.

  • Experience should include evidence of strong project management skills.

  • Experience in a service organization, preferably in a higher education or research environment preferred.

  • An interest in business research and experience working with faculty in an academic or research environment preferred.

Additional Information:This role is offered as a hybrid (some combination of onsite and remote) where you are required to be onsite at our Boston, MA based campus 3 days per week. Specific days and schedule will be determined between you and your manager.

We may conduct candidate interviews virtually (phone and/or via Zoom) and/or in-person for this role.

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here of Research & Faculty DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:General Administration, ResearchPosition Description:Reporting to the Senior Director, Research Administration and Research Integrity Officer (SD) and working closely with members of the Research Administration team, HBS faculty, and administrative partners at HBS, the Director primary responsibilities include:

Intellectual Property and Research Compliance:

  • The Director has a primary role in ensuring researcher and institutional compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, and University, School, and HBP policies and guidelines, related to faculty research and intellectual property, safeguarding the School’s high standards for research output and the research process.

  • Keeps abreast of laws, regulations and practices that might impact the administration of faculty research, the use of human subjects in research and acts as an advisor on related matters.

  • Provides expert/seasoned guidance, dissemination, support, and/or training in the following areas of research compliance:

  • Federal regulations and guidelines

  • State regulations and guidelines

  • Sponsored terms and conditions

  • Export control; research collaborations and partnerships

  • Legal obligations related to sponsored research.

Research collaborations and partnerships:

  • In partnership with Harvard’s Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Director facilitates the creation of research partnerships between HBS researchers and external organizations.

  • As part of the Research Administration team, the Director will work closely with the OSP’s Grants and Contracts Officer (GCO) dedicated to providing customized data use agreements support for HBS faculty.

  • As an experienced research compliance administrator and with a deep understanding of the research of HBS faculty, the Director will help manage transactions by bringing their expertise to bear in conversations between the HBS research teams and partnering organizations and by facilitating and monitoring information sharing, correspondence, statuses, issue resolution, and turnaround of contracts in an efficient and timely manner.

Research integrity support:

  • In partnership with the HBS Research Integrity Officer, the Director plays an integral role in promoting research integrity and in supporting research misconduct proceedings.

  • The Director plays a role in the development and delivery of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training to the HBS research community.

Human Subject Protection Management:

  • The Director partners with the Assistant Director, Research Administration and Human Subjects Protection and oversees the administration of the human subjects approval process, including support for the School’s representative(s) on the University institutional review board (IRB), and the Division’s operational partnership with IRB staff.

  • Manages the Assistant Director in the execution of her duties.

  • Serves as a resource to the Assistant Director in the successful execution of her roles and in her professional development.

  • Fosters an environment the Assistant Director can thrive and do her best work in support of the School’s mission.

  • Ensures the needs of the faculty and other partners across HBS are met through the services provided.

  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

This role is also responsible for other duties as assignedSchool/Unit:Harvard Business School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Director makes contributions in four ways: 1) by providing expert/seasoned guidance, dissemination, support, and/or training in the multiple areas of research compliance; and 2) by developing processes and procedures related to research compliance for varying end-users (including but not limited to faculty and doctoral students, senior School leadership, and staff); 3) by facilitating the creation of research collaborations between Harvard Business School (HBS) researchers and external organizations; 4) by providing support to the HBS Research Integrity Officer in executing the duties required by the office including research integrity proceedings.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)