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Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Information Technology

This position will oversee research compliance for Butler University, including IRB, IACUC, IBC, and FCOI as well as assist the OSP director, faculty, and staff in the preparation, review, and submission of proposals for contracts or grants to external partners. The role requires in-depth knowledge about research in higher education as well as maintaining knowledge of federal and state laws. This position contributes to Butler's objectives by ensuring research policy and laws are followed by all individuals taking part in externally funded research at Butler.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, overseeing, and monitoring the University's Research Compliance programs to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements
  • Conducting outreach and education efforts to foster a culture of regulatory compliance
  • Serving as the institutional official for compliance-related roles (e.g. Research Integrity Officer)
  • Coordinating and providing administrative leadership to research compliance committees (e.g., animal care, biosafety, human subjects)
  • In conjunction with appropriate University offices, develop and deliver training for faculty, staff, and students to ensure responsible conduct of research and laboratory safety
  • Work with the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, and the Provost as needed to ensure quality and timely support to campus constituents seeking external funding
  • Conduct sub-recipient monitoring compliance in support of Sponsored Programs
  • Assist OSP Director, faculty, and staff in the preparation, review, and submission of proposals for contracts or grants to external partners
  • Review proposals for compliance with Sponsor guidelines and administer the university's Authorization for External Funding Form
  • Other responsibilities not listed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred with a minimum of three years working in research compliance or sponsored programs administration
  • In-depth knowledge of research compliance
  • Strong interpersonal and strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated
  • Ability to interact well with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external constituencies
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency; familiarity with or agility with learning relevant databases and specialty software (SalesForce)
  • A keen desire to support the work of the University in the area of research integrity
  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and/or Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) certification preferred

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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