Research Conflict of Interest %26 Conduct Compliance Analyst
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 204769
Research Conflict of Interest & Conduct Compliance Analyst-(2200011S)
The Office of Accountability and Compliance/Conflict of Interest has an exciting opportunity for a Research Conflict of Interest & Conduct Compliance Analyst.
The Conflict of Interest Compliance Unit oversees the management of financial conflicts of interest in research at UMB. The Research Conflict of Interest & Conduct Compliance Analyst will assist the Conflict of Interest (COI) Officer with administering the review and management process for such conflicts. The selected candidate will contribute in researching, assembling and disseminating information on all areas of research integrity related to conflict of interest.
UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).
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Monitor the compliance related policies and materials on UMBs internet and intranet sites to ensure consistent messaging. Identify and implement updates to information and documentation as required.
Maintain systems for handling of alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct. Plan and integrate process improvement enhancements into the reporting systems.
Explore alleged violations and make recommendations to initiate investigative procedures. Conduct investigations and make recommendations for resolution. Ensure relevant compliance issues are reported.
Assist in designing, implementing, and maintaining compliance program components or initiatives operational review, record keeping, program evaluation and reporting requirements.
Assist in researching, assembling and disseminating information on all areas of research compliance to the campus research community. Gather and analyze relevant UMB policies, guidelines from federal and private granting organizations, and prepare and deliver materials in electronic, hard copy, and presentation formats.
Assist in training UMB researchers (faculty, staff and trainees) in research compliance and the responsible conduct of research that include development of curriculum content for training. Disseminate information through small and large group settings, written hard copy, and web-based applications.
Prepare and analyze periodic reports including findings, recommendations, and planned corrective action. Report statistical findings that include information obtained through calls/reports submitted to the compliance hotline.
Coordinate the disclosure and review process for routine conflict of interest (COI) cases, including helping UMB employees complete COI disclosure documents, and drafting COI exemption letters.
Design and produce internal publications to assist in the advance of the goals of the program including the development and roll-out of any necessary training.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Experience: Two (2) years of research experience preferably in an academic or healthcare research setting or in corporate, government, or regulatory agency compliance-oriented role. Previous legal or paralegal experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to adapt quickly and prioritize effectively.
Strong organizational, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills; Ability to draft error-free and high quality written communications (e.g. reports, memoranda, correspondence) with minimal direction or supervision.
Ability to effectively carry out investigations of compliance violations.
Strong computer skills required and ability to learn internal information management systems.
Ability to employ a high degree of discretion, tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior level internal and external contacts.
Ability to work with highly confidential and sensitive information.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the low to mid $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
:Reg or CII Exempt Staff-E1439E
Employee ClassEmployee Class :Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.