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Research Compliance and Export Control Administrator

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Research Institute - 250000
Pay Grade: A3 - Exempt
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Position Summary: UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2016. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among colleges and universities receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.
The Institute has a tradition of research excellence with an uncompromising commitment to providing customers with quality products while maintaining the highest ethical standards. It is keenly aware that compliance with applicable laws and regulations is an essential condition for performing its business. Its commitment to compliance is based on providing a supportive environment, the integrity of its employees, and their support of the University's policies and applicable laws and regulations of the United States.
The Research Compliance and Export Control Administrator is responsible for:
• The direction, oversight and administration of the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and serves as the chair of the IRB committee
• The direction, oversight and administration of the University’s Ethics program.
• Providing significant assistance and advice to the University’s Facilities Security Officer and Export Control Administrator on compliance with ITAR and other export control issues
• Where necessary, developing and managing conflict-of-interest plans for employees engaged in sponsored research programs
• Developing or providing advice on research compliance training
• Providing legal advice on various legal and ethical issues
• Providing timely support to researchers on compliance and business ethics questions
• Working collaboratively with Research Institute and other University administrators to ensure that university research activities are in compliance with government regulations and University policies
• Working with the University’s Legal Affairs and Division of Audit, Risk & Compliance where necessary to support independent investigations, audits or other matters related to sponsored programs
• Providing legal assistance to the University’s Intellectual Property Officer
Minimum Qualifications:

• Juris Doctor
• At least six years of relevant experience
• Familiarity with human subjects research regulations or US export control laws and regulations
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and communications skills including both written and verbal communications.
• A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards
• An understanding of research and the university environment
• Demonstrated ability to make independent judgments regarding the interpretation and application of regulations and policies
• A demonstrated ability to clearly recognize and appropriately handle sensitive and confidential matters
• The ability to work independently while meeting deadlines and the ability prioritize needs while handling multiple important tasks
• Demonstrated experience in reviewing legal agreements, identifying risk areas and proposing mitigations
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
• Valid driver's license with low risk driving record

Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship and a security clearance, or eligibility to obtain the same, are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 10 years of relevant experience
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) laws, regulations and policies governing exports and International Traffic in Arms Regulations
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects regulations
• Experience working in a university or not-for-profit research environment
• Experience working for an organization conducting research for the Department of Defense
• A familiarity and understanding of the University of Dayton’s Catholic Marianist values
• Demonstrated proficiency in communicating complex regulations and policies to non-experts

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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