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Job Req ID:  106105

Research Integrity Officer

We are seeking a Research Integrity Officer who will have substantive responsibilities and influence over research integrity and compliance activities at the Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH). Previously, this position title was Research Compliance Officer, but the updated title reflects BSPH’s proactive approach toward research integrity promotion in partnership with our research community rather than a more reactive, punitive perspective. The primary functions will be to develop, implement and provide oversight for comprehensive research integrity activities at the school level. The position will report to and work closely with the Vice Dean for Research (VDR). The position involves extensive interaction with BSPH leadership, faculty, administrative and research staff, and student / post-doctoral trainees, as well as interaction with university-wide compliance groups.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Stay abreast of emerging compliance issues and their potential institutional impact.
  • Provide guidance to faculty on outside appointments and other faculty compliance issues.    
  • Review material transfer agreements (MTA) to ensure data sharing / regulatory compliance in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures (JHTV).   
  • Serve as a liaison to integrate activities and determinations of offices within the school, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), JHU (Johns Hopkins University) Research Administration (JHURA), Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), and the University General Counsel’s office.
  • Provide periodic reports of research compliance metrics and indicators.
  • The position may involve other assigned duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position


Research Integrity Promotion

  • Develop and implement a school-wide research integrity promotion plan in close collaboration with the VDR, School leadership, and the Research Council.


Research Integrity and Misconduct

  • Assist the VDR in the evaluation and management of potential research misconduct cases, including gathering and maintaining evidence, adhering to regulatory and investigatory procedures, liaising with legal counsel, preparing reports of findings, and submission of required reports to appropriate regulators.
  • Coordinate and staff scientific misconduct hearings with the Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC) as needed.
  • Assist the Vice Dean of Faculty in evaluating and managing potential ethical and professional misconduct cases.
  • Assist school-wide efforts to promote a culture of rigor, reproducible and responsible conduct of research, including to develop training and educational materials and coordinate sharing and dissemination of resources.


Conflict of Interest and Commitment (COIC)

  • Provide coordination for the Conflict-of-Interest Committee, update and maintain conflict-of-interest policies and procedures, and lead communication of COIC requirements and strategies to faculty.
  • Conduct reviews of COI disclosures and manage conflicts, including referral to the COI Committee.
  • Serve as divisional representative on working groups that design and implement the university’s electronic reporting system (e-Disclose) and assist faculty with this system.
  • Assure e-Disclose records are current and to date with review and processing.
  • Track school-wide compliance with COI training requirements


Human Research Protections Training:

  • Ensure appropriate offerings of mandatory and recommended training in Human Subjects Research (HSR) and related topical areas required for compliance in collaboration with VDR and IRB.
  • Assist faculty, staff, and trainees with accessing and completing required training.


ClinicalTrials.gov:

  • Monitor and report on BSPH investigator compliance with ClinicalTrials.gov registration and reporting in collaboration with the School of Medicine oversight team.



Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working familiarity with federal regulations governing research


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in academic or industry-based clinical research required.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience and some additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree: Master’s degree in a related field or JD from an accredited law school.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of online regulatory and compliance systems (e.g., eRA Commons, ClinicalTrials.gov., NIH reporter).

Classified Title: Research Compliance Officer 
Working Title: ​​​​​​​Research Integrity Officer

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $61,070-$83,900 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Graduate Education and Research  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:


*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

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Accommodation Information

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Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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