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$65,000 - $90,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center North
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#115394 Senior Research Compliance Analyst (Hybrid)

Extended Review Date: Tue 9/27/2022

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Position will remain posted until a suitable candidate has been identified.


Under general direction, the Research Compliance Analyst will provide extensive high level analytical support to the Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI) Supervisor and to the Assistant Vice Chancellor,RCI. The Research Compliance Analyst will independently conduct complex reviews, auditing and monitoring related to routine and for cause allegations of research/clinical trials noncompliance,, Responsible Conduct of Research, NIH Good Clinical Practices training requirements and other targeted research compliance related areas. The Research Compliance Analyst must be able to independently identify high risk areas, evaluate for non-compliance and best practices, recommend and ensure appropriate corrective actions, gather, evaluate and analyze data, recommend potential solutions, participate in policy development, and provide complex written reports of research compliance activities and trends to leadership. The Research Compliance Analyst will also be responsible to design, develop and provide communications, training and education to the research community, inclusive of faculty and staff.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research compliance professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies / procedures to apply federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and guidelines, and promote best practices. Interacts frequently with investigators, persons in other organizational departments, and occasionally persons outside the University. Interactions require the use of tact and independent judgment, knowledge of standards and best practices, and counseling to resolve a wide range of research compliance issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Errors or omissions may ultimately place research participant at undo risk and / or compromise the institution's assurance of regulatory compliance with the federal government.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


  • Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of experience in research and/or research compliance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology.

  • Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents.

  • Demonstrated skill in research compliance related monitoring, auditing and/or investigations.

  • Proven ability to understand and interpret, without guidance or supervision, complex general policy guidelines, making independent decisions and initiating action.

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to write and prepare clear and concise reports, presentations and correspondence; ability to interact effectively with diverse levels of personnel over the telephone, computer and in person.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, recommend solutions, determine and implement procedures to accomplish effective resolution, and evaluate results or progress.

  • Advanced ability to identify, synthesize and distribute critical sources of news and information on relevant legislative and policy issues related to a variety of research compliance related issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify training needs.

  • Ability and willingness to work successfully as a member of a team, providing support in a positive, professional and helpful manner.


  • A salary offer towards the upper end of the posted hiring range would require a minimum of 3-5 years of highly relevant and progressively responsible Research Compliance experience and expertise. Experience includes independently conducting complex reviews, auditing and monitoring related to routine and "for cause" allegations of research/clinical trials noncompliance,, Responsible Conduct of Research, NIH Good Clinical Practices training requirements, and other targeted research compliance related areas.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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