Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Compliance Analyst
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 18208
Initial Review Date (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-26-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) is a unit of the Office of Research at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). The University has a responsibility to ensure that any research conducted by students, staff or faculty at UCSC is conducted in compliance with University, local, state, federal and funding agency regulations. ORCA provides guidance, education and assistance with administrative processes to faculty, researchers, staff and students in areas of research compliance which currently include: human and animal subject protection, conflicts of interest, NAGPRA, cannabis, stem cell, back up export control, and other related compliance areas as required.
The Research Compliance Analyst for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) works under the general direction of the Director for the Office of Research Compliance Administration (ORCA) and works closely with the IACUC Chair and members, veterinarian and veterinary staff, research faculty and personnel, Animal Care Facility personnel, and the Environmental Health & Safety office (Occupational Health Surveillance System).
The Research Compliance Analyst has management and oversight for: the coordination and conduct of pre-screening and reviews of animal protocol submissions; organizing and scheduling IACUC meetings, inspections, and program reviews; preparing and distributing routine and annual reports (AAALAC, OLAW, USDA); maintenance of IACUC records of activities relating to the IACUC (i.e., agendas, minutes, etc); prepare the OLAW assurance, USDA registration, and the AAALAC program description; perform training and orientations for IACUC members and researchers; oversee and maintain researcher training records; advising the ORCA Director, IO, IACUC, and researchers on relevant regulations and policies; advising researchers with protocol submission requirements; facilitating communication with stakeholders (ORCA Director, IACUC, Veterinarian, researchers, etc); manage investigations (i.e., incidents of noncompliance and anonymous reporting); managing program/facility deficiencies and corrections; conducting protocol and grant congruency reviews; developing and maintaining IACUC SOPs and policies; developing, coordinating, and conducting a post-approval monitoring program; developing and maintaining websites; authoring and distributing newsletters; coordinating and maintaining emergency disaster programs/plans; support projects that improve processes and procedures (i.e., design, testing, and implementation of a Cayuse system, etc); and support/cross-train in other areas of ORCA (IRB, Conflicts of Interest, and other research compliance areas).
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range: $63,000 - $77,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job Duties 30% - Independently reviews and analyzes animal subjects research applications.
20% - Applies advanced research compliance concepts to interpret and apply a wide variety of complex policies, regulations and guidelines governing research compliance, and/or disclosures.
10% - Advises faculty on research compliance and other complex issues for research projects.
10% - Communicates with researchers and committee members and provides guidance on how to resolve complex issues and meet requirements of external regulatory bodies. Ensures that all actions are properly documented in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
10% - Initiates and designs the development and revision of operating procedures, policies, and guidelines.
5% - Asissts with developing materials and conducts training for departments on relevant compliance issues, processes, forms, and policies. Provides education and training through the development and delivery of face-to-face or Zoom training, online educational materials, printed materials, and other web-based resources.
5% - Provide support and cross training in other areas of ORCA (IRB, Conflicts of Interest, and other research compliance areas).
10% - Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state and university regulations, policies and guidelines.
Thorough knowledge and experiencew with quantitative and qualitative research design; scienctific research concepts and terminology.
Strong interpersonal skills and oral communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective and professional communications and relationships with supervisor, colleagues, faculty, researchers, staff, etc.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Strong proficiency in public speaking, and writing.
Excellent knowledge of computer systems, their use and applications; especially software applicable to protocol submission workflow management.
Excellent written communication skills with the ability to compose reports, correspondence, and summaries in a comprehensive and organized manner.
Ability to work in a high-volume complex environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines.
Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments.
Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research.
Strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize/manage workload, and highly organized.
Demonstrated experience in independently managing a complex and highly regulated program.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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