Houston, Texas


At Houston Methodist, the Research Integrity and COI Analyst position is responsible for supporting Conflict of Interest (COI) and Responsible Conduct of Research functions within the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Office of Research Protections (ORP), assuring timely review of research-related activities and relationships, and management of conflicts of interest in compliance with regulations and policies. As a member of the Office of Research Integrity, this position will serve as Assistant Research Integrity Officer and participate in training programs, compliance reviews, and misconduct proceedings. This position will also take an active role in the day-to-day operations of the research enterprise, performing administrative functions in support of various stakeholders across the Academic Institute (AI) and the Houston Methodist (HM).


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Collaborates with the Director of Research Integrity in communicating with stakeholders on COI documentation and management, disclosure reporting, and other related compliance activities. (EF)
  2. Serves as a first point-of-contact for covered investigators seeking assistance in performing disclosures or COI-related policy guidance. Distributes reminders, instructions, and other materials in preparation for annual disclosure cycles. (EF)
  3. Serves as a point-of-contact for investigators seeking consultation on research integrity-related matters, work together with faculty and staff to institute a culture for the responsible conduct of research. (EF)
  4. Assists system administrators and compliance officials throughout HMRI in routine data management, reporting, and maintenance, and other activities as necessary. (EF)
  5. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. Initiates contributions towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e., peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)


  1. Partners with the Director in developing and delivering internal educational programs related to Conflicts of Interest (COI) and disclosure requirements, as well as Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). (EF)
  2. Schedules, prepares agenda and materials, draft meeting minutes, determination memos and management plans as applicable for the Research Institute Business Practice Committee and Research Integrity Committee. (EF)


  1. Performs routine processing and review of submitted disclosures, obtaining additional information from covered individuals when necessary and referring disclosures requiring additional review or management to the institutional COI official and the RI Business Practice Committee, as applicable (EF)
  2. Assists the Director in administrating confidential research misconduct proceedings, assuring confidentiality, rigorous documentation, and strict adherence to policy and procedure (EF)
  3. Assists the Director and other internal stakeholders with routine auditing activities involving publications, data archival and availability, funded projects, and disclosure accuracy (EF)


  1. Works in an efficient and cost-conscious manner, identifying potential cost-saving opportunities. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. (EF)


  1. Assists with the management and evaluation of faculty start-ups and conflicts of interest related to licensed technology and other intellectual property. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to identify self-development needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


o Bachelors’ degree


o One year experience working in the fields of research integrity, compliance, and/or conflict of interest


o N/A


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, researchers, faculty members and other staff in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Ability to work flexibly and manage multiple priorities

o Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when required

o Familiarity with electronic research management and compliance platforms

o Familiarity with enterprise data storage systems such as Box.com, AWS, and MS OneDrive

o Familiarity with electronic laboratory records systems such as LabArchives and OSF

o Familiarity with text similarity detection software such as iThenticate

o Familiarity with regulations governing federally funded research

o Experience teaching Responsible Conduct of Research or related topics



Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No


On-Call* No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e., Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above



May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.


Please note any other special considerations to this job: ______________N/A____________

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute was created in 2004 to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000-square-foot building dedicated to research and clinical trials, the Academic Institute houses over 2,110 credentialed researchers conducting 1,387 ongoing clinical protocols.

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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