Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant Vice President - Research Integrity

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
271001 - Research Admin Lbk

Position Description
Performs executive, administrative duties concerning various aspects of operational management in support of the Service Plus philosophy and mission of Texas Tech.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Recommendation/Referral, Writing Sample

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Demonstrated management experience in an area that entails regulatory compliance; Demonstrated ability to manage personnel and large projects; Ability to prioritize and delegate; Extensive knowledge of federal regulations related to research compliance to include regulations related to humans, animals, select agents, financial conflicts of interest, etc.; Ability to maintain focus on multiple tasks; attention to detail.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversight of the administrative operations of the TTUHSC research compliance committees as well as the Quality Improvement Review Board
  • Supervise Research Integrity Office staff
  • Provide advice and assistance to investigators related to research compliance committee review
  • Provide leadership for maintaining AAHRPP and AAALAC accreditation
  • Develop and direct implementation of TTUHSC research policies; Review current research Operating Procedures for compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Develop, oversee and promote programs to support a campus culture of responsible research conduct among all members of the TTUHSC community.
  • Serve as Research Integrity Officer for TTUHSC with regard to allegations of scientific misconduct.
  • Serve as Chairperson of TTUHSC Research Compliance Committee. Meet with individual faculty chairs of Research Compliance Committees and QI Review Board as needed to ensure efficiency and compliance of committee functioning.
  • Provide SVPRI with information regarding research integrity and research compliance issues at all TTUHSC campuses.
  • Provide information and assistance to Office of General Counsel, Institutional Compliance Office, Office of Audit Services and other institutional and system-wide compliance groups as requested.  
  • Develop and review inter-institutional agreements to ensure that institutional policies and state and federal regulations are being followed (with assistance as needed from Office of General Counsel)
  • Provide assistance to colleagues at TTU, TTUHSC at El Paso, and elsewhere regarding issues related to research integrity and research compliance
  • Take charge of special projects as assigned by SVPRI
  • Provide oversight of funds allocated to support programs of responsible research


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
8-5 M-F

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; JD preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Excellent writing, analytic and oral communication skills; Ability to work independently and prioritize objectives Ability to interact effectively with internal and external auditors, administrators, faculty, staff and students. Knowledge of academic budgeting practices.

HSC - Lubbock

Research Admin Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Statement of Vision or Purpose for the Position

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Executive Administration


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required in appropriate field based on assigned area of responsibility; eight years of professional and management experience in related area. Additional job-related education may substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.

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