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UNLV - Assistant Director, Office of Research Integrity

  • 1.  UNLV - Assistant Director, Office of Research Integrity

    Posted 01-26-2022 11:46

    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director, Office of Research Integrity [R0128514] 



    Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at: 



    The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 


    ROLE of the POSITION 

    The Assistant Director assists ORI's Executive Director with the development, management, and oversight to the ethical and legal aspects of research compliance, including financial conflicts of interest, research integrity, international collaborations, animal use program (IACUC), human participants research (IRB), responsible conduct of research (RCR), and other relevant areas. Specific oversight of the UNLV's conflict of interest program is delegated from the Executive Director to the Assistant Director. This position will have direct supervisory duties and serve as a backup to the Executive Director in his or her absence.  


    The Assistant Director will lead and manage complex, cross-functional projects with university-wide impact.  This position will assist in the development and administration of UNLV policies and procedures related to research compliance and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and regulations.  


    Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and administration of the University's conflict of interest program to ensure compliance with federal law and requirements, including those covered by the Public Health Service 



    • Work with the compliance team to develop, refine, and implement University policies and practices for compliance for each of the following topical areas: 

    • Coordinate research integrity proceedings, including serving as UNLV's Deputy Research Integrity Officer 

    • Conflict of Interest Committee - Evaluate COI disclosures; work with ORI's Executive Director on appropriate oversight. Work with faculty, chairs and deans on implementing effective COI disclosure program as it relates to research related activities. 

    • Institutional Review Board - Ability to understand and interpret human subject research regulations and provide assistance to the IRB Administrators as needed. 

    • The AD will also be able to do the following: 

    •  Provide clear, responsive and frequent communication to the campus community. 

    •  Design and maintain relevant information that cultivates a culture of compliance. 

    • Implement procedures to streamline office practices such as protocol tracking, reviews, and committee administration for COI 

    • Understand the complexities of research security and facilitate enhancements to the University's processes and policies around COI disclosures 

    • Frequently communicate to and coordinate with university stakeholder offices across the university to address questions, needs, and problems related to research integrity and compliance needs 

    • Promote compliance awareness across campus. 

    • As requested, review and approve material transfer agreements, confidential/non-disclosure agreements, and other agreements - as well as solicitations and sponsored research agreements - for compliance reviews. 

    • Collaborate with others in Division of Research to enhance communication around research compliance, including policy development, training and website presence. 

    • Monitor compliance and assess the adequacy of compliance activities and programs throughout the research area and in other related campus activities; periodically revise the compliance program to respond to changes in regulatory or policy environments. 

    • Prepare briefing papers, data tables, charts, and reports in response to requests for information 

    • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by ORI's Executive Director 

    • Knowledge of COI/FCOI, Research Misconduct, and Foreign Influence policies and procedures  

    • Demonstrated experience in the review and interpretation of federal regulations 

    • Experience with university and/or research administration 

    • Knowledge of university policies and procedures, especially those related to the Division of Research 





    • Advance degree strongly preferred. 

    • More than six years of experience in research compliance or research administration. 

    • Broad understanding of the compliance requirements of federal, state, and other regulatory agencies. 

    • High level of competency with systems applications and databases. 

    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational development skills. 

    • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information. 

    • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate. 

    • Excellent communications skills, public speaking skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization. Ability to be flexible, tactful, and diplomatic. 

    • High degree of personal integrity and ethics with uncompromising standards. 

    • Proven ability to form partnerships with faculty and staff to accomplish compliance objectives. 

    • Experience developing and delivering training or education workshops in an academic setting. 

    • Willingness and desire to travel to professional development opportunities 

    • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships regarding compliance with all levels of university personnel 

    • Ability to work sensitively with foreign nationals (faculty, staff, and students) 



    This position requires a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 5+ years of related experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.  Experience in conduct of science or scholarship, global interactions, and directing or overseeing a program or facet under the auspices of a research compliance office is preferred. 



    Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   



    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  


    Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on February 3, 2022 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Samantha Doan, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or 



    UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, " R0128514" in the search box. 


    If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 



    UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 



    UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 



    UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 


    Job Category 

    Administrative Faculty 



    Full-Time Equivalent


    Required Attachment(s)

    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

    Note to Applicant

    This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

    HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. 

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.  

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

    For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.  

    All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

    Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

    Samantha Doan
    Human Research Administrator
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas