Director of Research Compliance

San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Sep 22, 2020
Oct 22, 2020
Job Function
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

Director of Research Compliance


The Director of Research Compliance leads and manages university compliance with federal regulations, state law, funding agency regulations, and related policies and regulations of the CSU and SJSU. The Director oversees, guides, educates, and assists administrative processes for faculty, staff, and students in areas of research compliance which currently include: responsible conduct of research, conflicts of interest, allegations of research misconduct, human and animal subject protection, biosafety compliance, export control, and other related compliance areas. The Director’s leadership role, which will involve 1-3 direct reports, comprises the establishment of strategies, priorities, policies, and procedures for the research compliance. The Director will have direct responsibility for the areas of responsible conduct of research and conflict of interest and will oversee the Research Compliance team for the other compliance areas through strong leadership, mentoring, and providing professional development opportunities where possible. This position is charged with maintaining standards that are essential for the conduct of legal and ethical research at SJSU. In partnership with the SJSU Research Foundation, the Director works closely with faculty and students to ensure compliance in all aspects of their research and scholarly projects. The Director serves as primary campus representative on research compliance matters and is responsible for the administrative oversight of faculty research compliance committees and participates in California State University System-wide workgroups and initiatives as well as national professional organizations. The Director ensures campus equivalency/leadership with other CSU campuses in maintaining CSU System-wide standards for research integrity programs.


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