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CUNY Director of Research Compliance - Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in New York, New York

Job Title: Director of Research Compliance - Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)

Job ID: 22415

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Director of Research Compliance leads and manages university compliance with federal regulations, state law, funding agency regulations, and related policies and regulations of the Hunter College and the City University of New York. The Director oversees, guides, educates, and assists administrative processes for faculty, staff, and students in areas of research compliance which currently include: human and animal subject protection, responsible conduct of research, conflicts of interest, biosafety compliance, export control, allegations of research misconduct, and other related compliance areas.

The Director's leadership role comprises the establishment of strategies, priorities, policies, and procedures for the research compliance. The Director will oversee the Research Compliance team through strong leadership, mentoring, and providing professional development opportunities where possible.

Reporting to the Associate Provost for Research - Rudin Professor of Nursing, this position is charged with maintaining standards that are essential for the conduct of legal and ethical research at Hunter College. In partnership with the Research Foundation, the Director works closely with faculty and students to ensure compliance in all aspects of their research and scholarly projects. The Director serves as primary campus representative on research compliance matters and is responsible for the administrative oversight of faculty research compliance committees and participates in City University of New York System-wide workgroups and initiatives as well as national professional organizations. The Director ensures campus equivalency/leadership with other CUNY campuses in maintaining system-wide standards for research integrity programs.

Other responsibilities include:

• Responsible for leading and facilitating university compliance with federal regulations, state law, and related policies and regulations of the Hunter College and CUNY, and internal relations regarding research.

• Recommends and implements policies and procedures for relevant compliance areas.

• Provides leadership, direction and educational training on complex federal regulations, state law and university policies and procedures to the campus community, ensuring essential knowledge and functional compliance processes across the campus.

• Independently responsible for the administrative oversight of faculty research compliance committees

• Assists management in preparation for accreditation, federal assurance and reporting, and in various compliance and quality assurance activities.


• Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required, as well as a thorough knowledge of governmental regulations and compliance requirements and grant and contract management.

• Master's Degree/Doctorate Preferred

• A minimum of five years of experience in managing one or more academic research administration and compliance functions.

• Extensive experience in one or more research compliance field(s). Experience in supervising direct reports who exhibit or have significant research compliance backgrounds.

• Advanced Degree in a related field and Professional Compliance-Oriented Certification

• A minimum of five-plus years of experience in managing academic research administration and compliance functions or a broad and extensive level of experience in compliance issues.

• Experience in supervising direct reports who work in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment.


Provides campus-wide leadership and administrative support in the development and administration of grants and contracts.

  • Manages grants, research projects and proposals, and pre- and post-award activities

  • Participates in short- and long-term planning of research programs that meet academic and institutional priorities

  • Identifies and analyzes potential funding sources

  • Oversees grant development activities, policies, and procedures

  • Reports on the advancement and completion of research projects to senior management and outside organizations

  • Provides fiscal oversight related to research programs

  • Oversees compliance with internal and external policies and regulations

  • Directs professional development, information sharing, and collaborative communications related to research campus-wide

  • Manages the unit's staff

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).


The committee will review complete applications on June 24, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position remains open after initial round. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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