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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Research Compliance Specialist

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contacts Compliance Specialist
  • Job ID: #19270
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Research Compliance Specialist

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs beginning May 1, 2023. The working title for this assignment is Research Compliance Specialist with an official title of Grants and Contracts Compliance Specialist. This is a renewable assignment, contingent on performance and funding. The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to coordinate projects, work independently, and collaborate with a team.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Knowledge of and experience with federal regulations relating to the protection of human subjects and animal welfare.
  • Experience with university research, grant applications and/or administration of grant programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with people across multiple levels of the organization and from diverse backgrounds.
  • A concern for campus-wide service and a commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness.

DUTIES:

  • Assist principal investigators, researchers, administrative staff, and others to ensure institutional compliance with applicable research administration regulations at the UW System, state, and federal levels.
  • Ensure unit compliance related, but not limited to: audit coordination, conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, intellectual property, IRB, IACUC, export controls, or other policies.
  • Serve as a key resource to campus regarding research administration compliance with respect to, for example, IRB, IACUC, and regulations at the institution, UW System, state, and federal levels.
  • Assist ORSP, IRB, IACUC, and faculty/staff with maintaining documentation regarding compliance areas in the event of audit.
  • Provide administrative support (e.g., record meeting minutes, coordinate schedules, manage records/documentation) to the IRB, IACUC, and ORSP.

THE UNIT: The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is made up of 3 full-time staff members as well as graduate assistants and undergraduate student workers. The primary mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is to maintain a supportive environment for research, scholarly, and creative endeavors of the faculty, academic staff, and students. ORSP coordinates and administers a variety of internally funded research and professional development programs, directs the activities of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, and facilitates proposal preparation and submission to external agencies in order to serve the needs of the institution. To learn more about ORSP at UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/orsp/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs:  Research Compliance Specialist position (Job ID #19270 ) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Erica Benson at bensonej@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 1, 2023. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority (CSA) policy.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).