Executive Director for Research Compliance

The George Washington University in District of Columbia

Deadline December 12, 2013
Date Posted November 12, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The George Washington University (www.gwu.edu) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director for Research Compliance.  As a member of the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Executive Director for Research Compliance will serve as GWs Research Integrity Officer, directing and managing a range of programs and services designed to promote research integrity and responsible conduct of research throughout the university.


The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice President for Research, Dr. Leo Chalupa, takes administrative and operational guidance from the Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Jennifer Wisdom, and provides the research community with continuing education that addresses regulatory issues and challenges, and is responsible for policy development, informational sessions, development of educational modules, and other communications that will assist GW investigators in understanding their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities with respect to their research activities.  In addition, the Executive Director ensures that the University has effective, efficient, and up-to-date processes to manage research compliance, policy adherence, data management, and reporting.


GW has been investing significantly in research. Funding levels continue to rise, as does the number of faculty involved in research. Of GWs $163 million in research expenditures (FY2012) comprises a mix of federal agencies, foundations, state sources, corporations, and other sources. For more information about the OVPR, visit ­­­http://www.gwu.edu/research-overview


Candidates will possess a Bachelors degree and have at least 10 years of relevant experience in research compliance in a university, medical, or corporate setting. The candidate must also possess the management and professional experience and education to develop policy and lead operations that harmonize the interests of principal investigators, research subjects, sponsors, and the University.  Furthermore, the candidate must have expert knowledge of federal, state, and local agency regulations associated with sustaining and enhancing a campus-wide program for research compliance.


Founded in 1821, The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, with more than 20,000 students.  Students hail from all 50 states, the District, and more than 130 countries, and study in a rich range of disciplines from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers. The University sustains 10 undergraduate and graduate colleges and schools and in FY 2013 had an operating budget of nearly $1.2 billion.


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