Job Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research and Education (OVCRGE) provides an instructional and research environment and is responsible for providing financial and administrative assistance for 17 research centers, including research administration, with an operating budget of $180 million. A key component of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and a unit of the Office of Research Compliance, the Reliance Team oversees the submission process for University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) studies that qualify for review by an external Institutional Review Board (IRB). The Reliance Team also provides support to the UW IRBs when they act as reviewing IRBs for external sites. The incumbent will use independent judgment to conduct thourough review and oversee the submission process for UW-Madison studies that qualify for review by an external IRB. They will also be responsible for advising researchers about general reliance questions, and single IRB options on a protocol specific basis. They will support study teams when the UW is serving as the single IRB for multisite studies, including managing the reliance agreement process with external sites. They will assist with drafting template consents, communication plan, setting up reliance documentation (e.g., IRBexchange.org), communicating with and troubleshooting with external sites to facilitate reliance arrangements. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. Responsibilities: Carries out compliance activities related to research at a programmatic, departmental, divisional, or institutional level. Assists with the development and execution of operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. 40% Assists principal investigators, researchers, and administrative staff to ensure institutional compliance with applicable regulations 15% Ensures unit compliance related, but not limited to: audit coordination, conflict of interest, intellectual property, and institutional review boards, export controls, effort, or other policies 25% Serves as a key resource to campus regarding research administration compliance 20% Reviews and approves reliance requests, including development and execution of inter-institutional reliance agreements Institutional Statement on Diversity: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Education: Required Bachelor's Degree Preferred Master's Degree or JD preferred Qualifications: Required experience: -- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including ability to diplomatically interact with researchers and regulatory offices across the country. -- Strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills. -- Ability to work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing regulatory environment is critical. -- Ability to work independently as well as a member of team is essential. -- Must place a high value on providing excellent customer service. Preferred experience: -- Two years or greater experience in an academic research or health care setting, or background in compliance or human subjects law, including state laws and federal regulations. -- Experience working with or for an IRB or HRPP, regulatory or study coordinator, and/or regulatory experience closely related to human subjects research. -- Experience with single IRB review and facilitating multisite research. -- Working knowledge of applicable laws and guidelines related to human subjects research. COVID-19 Considerations: UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information. Work Type: Full Time: 100% This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work (up to 40%) may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. This includes affordable health plans, dental, vision, life insurance plans as well as paid holidays, personal holiday and paid vacation and sick leave. More information on the benefits can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/ Additional Information: A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position. How to Apply: To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should include all relevant education and/or work experience as it relates to this position. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample to determine the best-qualified applicants. Contact: Hannah Rickey email@example.com 608-262-1250 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. ) Official Title: SPGC Compl Spec(SC028) Department(s): A340275-VCRGE/ADMIN/RESRCH COMPLIANCE Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable Job Number: 258741-AS The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding 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. sec. 19.36(7). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .