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Director, Research Integrity

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Oct 31, 2023

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Director, Research IntegrityThe George Mason University Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) invites applications for a Director, Research Integrity. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) fosters and promotes state-of-the-art research and scholarship at Mason, providing resources that promote ethical and responsible conduct of research. The office provides services that ensure the Mason research and scholarship community is knowledgeable about and complies with federal and other relevant regulations that pertain to research and research integrity. ORIA also identifies compliance risks, communicates those risks to the Mason community, and monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance.About the Position:The Director, Research Integrity is responsible for the leadership and management of Mason's research compliance programs in Conflict of Interest (COI) and in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The Director chairs the University's Conflict of Interest Committee, directs the day-to-day operations and processes of disclosure, review, and compliance monitoring, and is actively engaged in the development and implementation of related university policies and procedures pertaining to Conflict of Commitment and Organizational Conflict of Interest. In collaboration with the Associate Vice President, Research Integrity and Assurance, the Director plays a strategic role in building Mason's RCR capacity, including developing resources and guidelines for researchers, education and outreach programs, formal educational opportunities, and community-building and practice-sharing activities. The Director serves as Deputy Research Integrity Officer, supporting the institutional official responsible for assessing allegations of research misconduct and overseeing and supporting inquiries and investigations. The Director also manages staff providing support to the above substantive areas.Required Qualifications:Supervisory experience;Experience in research compliance operations;Experience working in a university or research institution;Experience working with and protecting sensitive and confidential information; andMaster's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in a university setting or research institution (typically 3+ years);Experience in research compliance (typically 5+ years);Experience managing RCR, COI, or other research compliance programs;Experience with research misconduct investigations;Experience reviewing conflict of interest disclosures and developing management plans to address potential conflicts;Experience developing and delivering trainings, workshops, and/or courses on responsible conduct of research;Experience performing RCR training program operations, including tracking completions and monitoring compliance with sponsor-specific training requirements;Experience facilitating RCR case discussions and in developing case materials for discussion;Experience evaluating staff and facilitating their professional development; andTerminal degree in a related field.Candidates must be:A citizen of the United States;A person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a "Green Card" holder);A person who is a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a) (3); orA person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.Mason offers a great benefits package, including retirement, life insurance, supplemental retirement options, flexible reimbursement accounts, health benefits and much more!

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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