Responsible Conduct of Research Officer
Ball State University
Department of Research Integrity
Responsible Conduct of Research Officer
Ball State University
Ball State University welcomes applications for a Responsible Conduct of Research Officer to join our Office of Research Integrity (ORI) team. The ORI is a flexible, friendly workplace environment – we work closely together and enjoy being part of a collegial and supportive community of research administrators.
The ORI oversees many regulatory areas involved in research, including the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Conflicts of Interests, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and others areas as they apply to research.
We work hand-in-hand with our faculty and students on creating the most ethical and safe research environment possible. The RCR Officer will work closely with our research community on developing new educational and training opportunities, overseeing BSU’s Responsible Conduct of Research and Conflicts of Interests programs, and acting as a mentoring resource for our researchers.
Salary and benefit packages for this position are competitive, with salaries for this opportunity in the range of $53,000 to $56,000 annually.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Administers and sustains the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program, Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) program and BSU’s Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment (COI/COC) program, providing RCR and COI/COC training and mentoring for faculty and students at the university; and supports the Director and Associate Director in managing the Office of Research Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. At least two years of research experience, research compliance experience, and/or professional level work experience in a research compliance office. Proficient with Microsoft Office; familiarity with an on-line submission system; excellent communication skills.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree, preferably in a sciences or social sciences related field. At least one-two years of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)/Conflicts of Interest/Conflicts of Commitment (COI/COC) experience; experience with policy and procedure development; ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Experience with IRBNet or other related online submission systems; strong working knowledge of federal regulations and guidelines regarding research; familiarity with university research and research policies and procedures; experience working with research review committees, such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and/or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); experience working with a sponsored projects office, federally funded research projects, and requirements of federal conflicts of interest programs.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; demonstrated skills working across different disciplines and/or offices; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people in a diverse community; able to operate independently and as part of team; excellent problem-solving skills.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36170. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Jim Klenner. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through April 14, 2023. The annual salary range for this opportunity is $53,000 to $56,000.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.