Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Research Integrity Officer, Conflict of Interest

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Conflict of Interest/Research Integrity
Salary Range
Starting at $82,419
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Assistant Research Integrity Officer, OHSU Research Integrity Office (ORIO) provides support to the Research Integrity Office, primarily within the Conflict of Interest program (CoI). The CoI program provides review and guidance surrounding potential conflicts of interest (financial or otherwise) within the OHSU community, and provides guidance about OHSU policies including but not limited to conflicts of interest in research, acceptance and soliciting of Gifts, interactions with Vendors, and acceptable participation in Outside Activities. This position also provides support for the research misconduct program.



Function/Duties of Position

The purpose of this position is to work with the OHSU Research Integrity Office (ORIO) leadership and the research oversight committees, as assigned, to ensure institutional compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to OHSU research, in areas including but not necessarily limited to conflict of interest and research misconduct. This position is responsible for drafting internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure efficiency and compliance, assisting with implementing and monitoring ORIO policies and SOPs, drafting OHSU policies relating to research integrity, conflict of interest, and related areas and providing training, guidance, and support to the OHSU community. This position facilitates research integrity by providing leadership and serving as an advanced professional in the following areas:

  1. Drafting and implementing appropriate policies and SOPs relating to research integrity , conflict of interest, and related areas;
  2. Working with ORIO leadership and committee chairs, review and revise current ORIO policies and SOPs in order to maximize compliance, efficiency, and reflect current
  3. Assisting with developing and implementing educational programs for ORIO staff, committee members, and the OHSU community;
  4. Serving as an advanced technical resource for research integrity (including scientific misconduct investigations) and conflict of interest regulations and compliance;
  5. Assisting ORIO leadership to improve processes within and across ORIO areas and committees; and
  6. Serving as a management representative on assignments for both internal and external


Candidates who will succeed in this position will exemplify the following leadership attributes:

  • A resourceful professional who stays current with information, technology, trends, and developments in the field and implements applicable and reasonable process changes as a result of industry

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (additional years of experience may substitute)
  • Seven years of experience in a research regulatory related field and/or specific conflict of interest regulatory experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance relating to research and related areas
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
  • Highly effective organizational abilities, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously
  • Ability to interact in a positive, productive manner with researchers, staff and leadership (demonstrating sensitivity, tact, and professionalism)
  • Demonstrated leadership and formal/informal influence skills, including the ability to successfully drive projects to completion, formal/informal influence skills
  • Advanced proficiency with electronic systems and software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or additional emphasis/training/education in bioethics, health, law, executive public administration or a related scientific discipline (e.g. bachelor’s degree in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or bioethics) strongly preferred.
  • Advanced research compliance experience, preferably as a project lead or related role
  • Research experience in a health science field
  • Functional knowledge of current research integrity  requirements, including funding mechanisms
  • Advanced proficiency with OHSU electronic databases for tracking compliance  submissions
  • CIP or Ethics Certificate

Additional Details

Cover letter required with resume and application.


Working conditions: This position requires the ability to work remotely, and the ability to report to the OHSU Portland campus to attend regular and ad hoc meetings and assignments that may occur weekly/monthly, and may arise with little notice.


Physical demands & equipment usage: Ability to sit for long periods of time; use computer for most of the work shift.


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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