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Compliance Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/10/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/09/2018
Working Title Compliance Coordinator
Job Classification Administrator II
Department Name 01098-Conflict of Interest Office
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134015
Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Conflict of Interest (COI) Office is seeking a qualified Compliance Coordinator. This position supports the functions and activities of the COI Office and Committee surrounding the identification and management of conflicts of interest related to research, teaching, and administrative activities at the University of Pittsburgh arising primarily from the financial interests of the University and/or its employees or students in outside entities.

A significant part of the position’s responsibilities involve assisting in maintaining compliance with the Public Health Service regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which PHS Funding Is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors (42 CFR, part 50, Subpart F and 45 CFR, Part 94, respectively), including COI Committee (COIC) analyses as to whether disclosed Significant Financial Interests (SFIs) constitute Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOIs) with federally-funded research and retrospective reviews of research studies in which undisclosed conflicts or non-compliance with management plans has been identified.

The employee will report to the Co-Associate Director of the COI Office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting in the development COI management plans and responsibility for monitoring compliance; monitoring disclosures in COI database; tracking open items and follow-up actions for COI Committee business; assisting in preparing COI Committee meeting minutes; assisting the COIC in its analysis of SFIs with federal research and monitoring compliance with federal COI regulations; gathering and organizing information for retrospective reviews of research projects; assisting members of the University community with use of online reporting systems; fielding general inquiries to the Office; and participating in educational and training sessions for the University community.

This position requires analytic thinking and strong written and oral communication skills. The employee must have the ability to work independently after receiving information and guidance from COI Office Co-Associate Director and exercise good judgment in requesting assistance.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

High proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and use of web-based forms and databases. Excellent writing and proofreading skills.

Prior experience (one or two years) in interpreting and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies is desirable, preferably in a University setting within an academic research environment.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents