Job Description

Extended Job Title
Managing Director for Research Integrity

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
271001 - Research Admin Lbk

Position Description
Plans and directs the overall operation of a major department (with institutional oversight) and provides leadership for staff members. Meets ORP eligibility requirements. Under executive direction, performs highly varied administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and professional skills. Responsible for all employees assigned to area.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
The Managing Director for Research Integrity performs executive, administrative duties concerning various aspects of operational management in support of the research mission of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Research.
Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Seven years progressively responsible management experience required.
Position-Specific Qualifications: 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.
Preferred Knowledge, 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
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 SVPR 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 SVPR
  • Provide oversight of funds allocated to support programs of responsible research

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Research Admin Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Statement of Administrative Philosophy, 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
Mid-level Officer and Manager


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; master's preferred. Seven years progressively responsible management experience required. Education beyond bachelor's level may substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.

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