Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance

$190,000 - $225,000 yearly
  • Colorado State University
  • Hybrid (Fort Collins, CO, USA)
  • May 06, 2024
Full time Executive Management

Job Description

The position reports to the Vice President for Research (VPR) and is part of
the OVPR leadership team. This position oversees key compliance and
research integrity activities in support of the Office of the Vice President for
Research and the campus community. Colorado State is undergoing an
unprecedented period of success in research and scholarly activities. The
successful candidate will have substantial experience overseeing a broad
array of research compliance and related activities and will have a record of
integrity. They will have had experience leading the development and
implementation of institutional programs and operational strategies for
major non-financial regulatory compliance issues governing research to
ensure that current University policies and procedures are sufficient to
minimize and prevent risk of non-compliance.


The AVP for Research Integrity and Compliance is a key leadership position
within the OVPR, providing strategic vision and operational efficiency to
successfully lead, develop, facilitate, and support campus research
compliance services which meet the needs of faculty, creating new service
practices and partnerships, and delivering outstanding services.


The AVP is responsible for all aspects of the Integrity and Compliance
portfolio including policy and program development and improvements,
supervising teams, and addressing compliance issues in a sensitive and
service-oriented manner. The person in this position oversees human
research protections; conflict-of-interest and conflict-of-commitment
compliance and training; secure and global research (including export
control, controlled unclassified information, classified research, and OFAC
compliance); research integrity and the responsible conduct of research;
biosafety; and animal care and compliance operations. Activities include
representing the office in all compliance inspections by federal, state, or
other agencies. The position acts as the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) in
matters related to research misconduct and research related misconduct.


The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all research compliance
programs are service oriented, customer service focused, and ethically driven
as well as compliant with federal, state, and university policy. The successful
candidate will identify and implement program improvement activities in
close collaboration with unit directors, other OVPR leaders, and key campus
stake holders. They will analyze, interpret, and summarize regulations,
policies and procedures, reports, and legal correspondence and documents;
handle sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion; and
respond to questions or concerns from internal customers and regulatory
agencies and present the university position in understandable and
unambiguous terms. The AVPRIC should also possess excellent oral, written,
and interpersonal skills and the ability to think strategically and make
recommendations on the appropriate course of action across a broad range
of research compliance and integrity matters. The AVPRIC should have the
ability to identify and achieve objectives with minimal guidance, and both
foster and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented service environment. They
should possess strong analytical, organizational, and team-building skills. The
AVPRIC should effectively set priorities and meet commitments, often under
pressure and with aggressive timelines.


The AVPRIC will partner with the OVPR’s Research IT team in the successful
development, implementation, and maintenance of the Kuali Protocols and
other software solutions and systems of record for the successful
management of the AVP compliance portfolio. This work with Research IT
includes research security as outlined in NSPM-33.


This position is expected to be on-site most of the work time. The VPR Office
supports flexible work arrangements for employees, including limited
teleworking privileges. Read more here: https://pts.colostate.edu/
employee/telecommuting/.