Research Integrity Program Manager
Job posting number: #7062115
Posted: November 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob-Specific Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director for Research Integrity, this position will administratively support Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty serving on ad hoc investigative panels and the HMS Standing Committee for Faculty Conduct, in their evaluation and investigation of allegations of research misconduct (plagiarism and/or falsification/fabrication of research data). One primary responsibility of the role is to take the lead in drafting reports under the direction of these HMS faculty panels and committees and in collaboration with HMS-affiliated hospitals. Misconduct proceedings are subject to a variety of institutional and sponsor-related policies, as well as federal regulations, and include exposure to and management of highly confidential information. The successful candidate will, therefore, have exceptional writing skills and the ability to synthesize complicated scientific and legal information, operating with professionalism and discretion in a complex and dynamic environment at the interface of legal regulations, academic ethics, and scientific excellence. The role also entails several additional administrative responsibilities related to the rigorous and efficient completion of research misconduct proceedings. This includes the establishment and execution of standard operating procedures for misconduct case management, tracking of case deadlines and deliverables, and understanding and incorporating legal advice into drafting. Additionally, this position is expected to support the Director and other ARI staff in proactive research rigor and reproducibility (R3) initiatives aimed at maintaining HMS’s high standards for excellence throughout its entire research enterprise.
The HMS Office for Academic and Research Integrity (ARI) is a highly-skilled interdisciplinary team known both nationally and internationally for its leadership in research integrity. The ARI team actively engages with the wider research integrity community, participating in and leading educational programs, original research projects, and the development of sophisticated forensic tools to support investigations of research misconduct. ARI is a critical member of a larger HMS effort to highlight and support R3 throughout the HMS community with education, faculty development, and the creation of new resources that augment researchers’ ongoing efforts. The successful candidate will be a key member of this team with opportunities to collaborate and develop amongst the entire ARI team in its academic, compliance, and integrity goals.
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Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of 3-5 years' experience with applicable regulations in areas of research integrity including research misconduct; conflict of interest and conflict of commitment or other relevant legal experience. Advanced education may count toward years’ experience.
Advanced degree (science or law) strongly preferred, and interested candidates will participate in a writing exercise to demonstrate their report drafting skills. Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of related experience. The successfully candidate must have excellent writing skills, able to create lucid summaries of complex procedural and scientific information in a very high-stakes context.
Direct experience with federal regulations and research policies preferred. Extensive experience handling highly confidential and sensitive material. Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills essential. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, resourceful, and able to work in a complex matrix environment at multiple levels of the University. Experience with human and animal subjects research regulations a plus.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid
personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage
begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard
Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist
employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management,
massages, nutrition, meditation and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.