Research Compliance Analyst

Research Foundation for SUNY   Albany, NY   Full-time     Research
Posted on August 29, 2023
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Research Compliance Analyst

Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers sponsored program activity for the University at Albany.

Reporting to the Director, the Regulatory & Research Compliance Analyst (RCA) provides support to the University at Albany‘s (UAlbany) research compliance mission. The Office of Regulatory and Research Compliance (ORRC) supports faculty, staff and students to conduct research with integrity, safety. The RCA works with researchers, research compliance committee members, and other University offices to ensure researchers, the Research Foundation for SUNY and UAlbany are able to meet regulatory, sponsor and policy obligations.

The RCA assists researchers in adhering to regulations governing research, creative and scholarly pursuits. This includes, export controls, conflicts of interest, biosafety and security, the responsible conduct of research, research with human subjects and animal use in research, teaching and training, federal and state regulations, state law, university policies, and the ethical principles that apply to research. The incumbent will support the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects protections, the Conflict of Interest Review Committee (COIRC) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) by providing professional analytical and technical assistance to researchers to carry out their work.

The incumbent must have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as diplomacy, discretion, and professionalism; excellent organizational skills and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks. The incumbent must also be able to analyze and synthesize complex concepts and technical details and transfer into written documents. The RCA must be flexible and able to work independently as well as collegially within team-oriented environment. Additionally, the RCA will assist office leadership in developing and implementing education and outreach program based on federal, state, and University regulations/policies, including advising researchers, conducting training (e.g., class lectures, department seminars, special topics sessions), and developing education/outreach materials (e.g., email outreach, website content, informational slide decks). Perform other duties as required supporting ORRC in accomplishing its mission.

Eligible for hybrid work.

Minimum Qualifications

Eligible to work in the US; it is not anticipated that the employer will be eligible to afford visa sponsorship for this position.

Bachelor’s degree required from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Must be a problem-solver, well-organized, efficient, and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and requests simultaneously.

Have excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with constituencies at all levels (faculty, staff, students, etc.) and be able to provide university researchers with superior administrative support to facilitate efficient, effective review processes and ethical research.

Excellent computer skills – particularly Microsoft Suite, Access Database, SharePoint, Zoom.

Demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree and demonstrated experience in public policy, law, research ethics, risk management or related field
  • General knowledge of ethics and compliance concepts, such as standards of conduct, business ethics, best practices, hotline management, and managing compliance related issues.
  • One or more years of experience in any of the following:
  • Experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education;
  • Experience in export controls;
  • Experience in audit and oversight responsibility;
  • Experience in active research setting that included human subjects and/or lab animal research;
  • Responsible for the conduct of research;
  • Experience writing and/or interpreting research policy;
  • Experience in a team-based professional setting and working with constituent groups; or
  • Experience using database systems and managing electronic information.
    • Professional certification in export controls, human subject research protections, animal welfare, or research administration certification at the time of hire.

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application. Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.

Review of Applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to