Research Integrity and Compliance Analyst (AA/S Exempt III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Research

Working Title: Research Integrity and Compliance Analyst (AA/S Exempt III)

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, July 18, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

The Analyst plays a central role in ensuring the responsible and ethical conduct of certain research across campus, in particular focusing on integrity and compliance in the following areas:

  • Research utilizing hazardous materials, and/or recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules (IBC) administration
  • Serving as secondary administrator for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Centers and Institutes (C&I) policy and procedure refinement, management and administration
  • Financial conflict of Interest (FCOI) management and administration
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, management and administration

The Analyst in this position is charged with:

  • Serving as a primary point of contact for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Centers & Institutes (C&I) policy compliance, Financial conflict of interest (FCOI) policy compliance, and Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training compliance;
  • Serving as the primary administrator for founding the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), handling all protocol administration, review management, coordination with Chairs, minutes, correspondences, and interactions with members and campus researchers;
  • Serving as the secondary administrator for the IRB as needed and able, including administrative and exempt reviews, protocol administration, review managements, minutes, correspondences, and interactions with committee members and campus researchers;
  • Working with the AVP and fellow compliance officer(s) on developing and refining policies and procedures and overall compliance strategies to meet applicable regulations and University policies while minimizing administrative burden on investigators;
  • Monitoring and analyzing current and proposed federal and state policies and regulations and recommending changes in campus policies and procedures to ensure compliance and appropriate reporting;
  • Developing and implementing and/or sustaining research integrity and compliance related educational and training programs for researchers via webinars, workshops, seminars and other outreach and training media in conjunction with existing and overlapping policy and regulation.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the biosafety and biosecurity in laboratory settings and maintain current knowledge of evolving federal and state guidelines and regulations.
  • Developing and implementing a laboratory pre-review checklist in preparation for internal and external inspections.
  • Provide communications to faculty and administrators on evolving changes in federal and state biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and regulations.
Maintaining relationships with CSU campuses and other entities to stay informed of system-wide practices and lead, contribute to, or follow system-wide discussions which apply to or affect the campus.

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA). This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,908 - $11,481 per month 

Hiring Range: $5,908 - $7,301 per month

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 months 

Work Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; other hours as required.  Eligibility for telework will be determined by management after a training period.

Department Information 

The Offices of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), a unit of Academic Affairs, works to expand the research capacity of Sacramento State’s faculty, staff, and students, and to link a range of academic and infrastructure initiatives that advance our faculty and campus connection to the regional community. For more information, please visit our website at

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with research experience and/or equivalent training/
    work experience in a field relevant to research compliance or research administration related activities;
  2. Experience in research, research administration activities, regulatory compliance and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience in complying with city, state and federal regulatory guidelines;
  3. Foundational knowledge and understanding of research administration principles and practices, for example, knowledge of city, state and federal regulations and policies regarding research involving biosafety, biosecurity, responsible conduct of research (RCR), financial conflict of interest (FCOI), and/or human and animal subjects;
  4. Experience administering, managing and/or participating in laboratory protocol reviews, meetings, inspections, minutes, and education for committees such as Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and/or other similar committees that are responsible for ensuring the safety of faculty, students and staff;
  5. Experience submitting, participating and/or reviewing research protocols and reports for internal use and/or submission to city, state and federal regulatory bodies and/or funding agencies;
  6. Ability to work independently and with faculty, administrators, students and staff to review, interpret, and analyze protocols; make appropriate determinations; and recommend specific protocol revisions needed to achieve approval;
  7. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations independently to determine when consultation is necessary and track large numbers of protocols and related documents through the review, revision and approval process for a review committee;
  8. Ability to serve as a data manager for records, documentation, reports, communication with regulatory agencies, insure the accuracy of such records on an annual basis, maintain the quality of the data and provide updates to the AVP of ORIED who serves as Data Owner.
  9. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to adapt communications style to varying audiences; excellent organizational skills and the ability to compose clear and detailed correspondence, reports and guidance
  10. Ability to interpret complex regulations and campus policies and also guide, train and be a resource to staff and others in their interpretation; ability to manage challenging situations with researchers on behalf of ORIED, IBC, IACUC, or other committees;
  11. Ability to organize and plan workload and projects including the handling of multiple priorities while making independent decisions and exercising sound judgment;
  12. Proficiency in balancing regulatory compliance requirements against practical needs and limitations;
  13. Experience conducting training sessions and workshops;
  14. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within/outside the work group including committees and governing state and federal agencies;
  15. Proficiency using standard office software, such as MS Word, Excel, Access, research compliance and project management software.

Conditions of Employment

    • Ability to successfully pass a background check.
    • Commitment to achieve credential as a Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP).

Preferred Qualifications

16. Master’s degree in biological or chemical sciences with research experience

17. Three years of administrative/program experience in research administration, research compliance and/or research ethics;

18. An in-depth understanding of operational requirements related to the management and implementation of biosafety and biosecurity state and federal standards and a demonstrated ability to develop policies and procedures that are comprehensive and practical;

19. Ability to work independently to administer campus policy and procedure;

20. Advanced technical competence in a broad range of research administration and research compliance issues;

21. Advanced knowledge of risk management as applied to research with ability to formulate broad range of policy recommendations;

22. Highly experienced in program development and problem-solving techniques;

23. Completed the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online course for human subjects, animal subjects, biosafety, responsible conduct of research, financial conflict of interest, or other research compliance course;

24. Certification in a research compliance field (i.e. Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP), Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP), Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CIPA)), etc.)

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter. Failure to upload these documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity  
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification  
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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