Senior Conflict of Interest Specialist

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Research Administration
Conflict of Interest
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Reviews faculty and staff outside relationships that are related to research; researches complex relationships and transactions; prepares cases for review by committee members; notifies faculty and staff of committee findings; reviews investigator compliance reports on managed relationships; and provides expertise for resolution of complex research and regulatory issues.
  • Ensures the integrity and security of confidential information, whether in paper or electronic format.
  • Represents office/unit on university committees and provides training to faculty, staff, and committee members regarding management of financial interests related to research.
  • Serves as a liaison to and works with other units participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program.
  • Maintains complete and accurate program records.
  • Conducts program research and ensures the preparation of mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations.
  • Designs, implements, coordinates and provides technical support to all aspects of a specific program.
  • May plan, administer or monitor the program's budget.
  • May supervise staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field to specified program areas and three years of related program administration experience.
  • A master's degree is strongly preferred.



With minimal supervision, the individual will provide programmatic support to the University Research Administration Office in the area of managing institutional, investigator, and staff financial interests related to research. Duties will include:

  • In a timely manner, reviewing initial reports from faculty and staff; researching information provided in reports and preparing cases for Committee review, including gathering additional information from faculty/staff, researching company information, and gathering documents from other units; preparing notification letters; tracking conflict management plans; and identifying instances of non-compliance with management plans and policies.
  • Assisting in the development of on-line forms and administration software program.
  • Developing materials for educational workshops and web-based education programs on Conflicts of Interest in Research.
  • Providing small group training and educational lectures.
  • Assisting in other projects for the Office of Research Administration when necessary.

The individual should have at least three years of experience in a University setting with specific background in research regulatory compliance. Background in hard sciences is an advantage. Ability to read and understand legal documents is necessary; knowledge of the formation of business organizations and securities laws is desirable. The preferred candidate will have a commitment to excellence and integrity; a dedicated and detail-oriented work ethic; and the ability to maintain confidentiality and to act with discretion. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proficient with MS Office – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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