Research Compliance Officer - #121717

Western Carolina University

United States

September 4, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number EHRA636P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // Classification Title Research Compliance Officer Working Title Research Compliance Officer - #121717 Department Sponsored Research Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000 - $53,561 Position Summary

The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

The Research Compliance Officer provides coordination, support, monitoring and oversight of a range of non-fiscal research compliance functions. Those functions include protections of human subjects; animal care and use; research involving recombinant DNA; and biosafety.

This position provides professional support to compliance boards by preparing agendas, attending meetings to act as an information resource, and maintaining official institutional records. The incumbent monitors developments and changes regarding statutes and rulings, and rules and regulations that impact compliance initiatives and will then assist management and the boards with policy/procedure development/implementation.

The Research Compliance Officer reviews applications for research projects to ensure protocols meet regulatory and ethical standards. This position provides consultation to researchers and board members on legal and procedural compliance. This position also requires the administration and management of the compliance modules within the electronic research administration system (InfoEd) to facilitate the review of research methodologies submitted by Western Carolina University students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

The Research Compliance Officer reports to the Director of Research Compliance and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Master's degree from an accredited institution; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with two (2) years of experience in research or research administration.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in relevant discipline; Experience in research compliance; Professional experience in an academic research office or division; Demonstrated understanding of applicable federal and state regulations; Knowledge of Responsible Conduct of Research best practices.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week 40 Number of Months Per Year 12

Posting Text

Open Date 07/26/2022

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process.

For questions or additional information, please contact Alison Krauss at or 828-227-2575.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • List of references
  • Optional Documents

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