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Chief Research Compliance Officer/Research Integrity Officer
Weill Cornell Medicine

Date Posted Jul. 3, 2024
Title Chief Research Compliance Officer/Research Integrity Officer
University Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY, United States
Department General Research Compliance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Chief Research Compliance Officer/Research Integrity Officer

Title: Chief Research Compliance Officer/Research Integrity Officer

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: General Research Compliance

Work Days:

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $250,000.00-$300,000.00

*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 - Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices

Position Summary

The Chief Research Compliance Officer/Research Integrity Officer (CRCO/RIO) is responsible for ensuring Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) compliance with all applicable federal and state research compliance and integrity requirements, which includes applicable laws and regulations concerning responsible and ethical conduct of research, and compliance with institutional policies.

As the WCM CRCO/RIO, the incumbent is responsible for creating an institutional culture of compliance with applicable research integrity policies and laws. They will serve as a leader and advisor on research compliance issues related to oversight of: 1) Human Research Protections (HRP) which includes WCM Institutional Review Boards (lRBs) and other related components; 2) Conflicts of Interest (COI); and 3) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The incumbent will also serve as an ex-officio members of these committees. Additionally, they will serve as an advisor and member of other relevant WCM and Cornell University (CU) committees and working groups.

The CRCO/RIO will work with WCM leadership and collaborate with the CU CRCO in developing policies related to research involving human and animal subjects, research misconduct, conflicts of interest, human embryonic stem cell research (HESC), and export controls. The CRCO/RIO will also provide guidance, information, and education to faculty, staff, students, and administrators regarding the interpretation and implementation of the related regulatory and policy requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reports to WCM Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research regarding human subjects research.
  • Reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Research regarding animal research, laboratory research, research integrity, conflicts of interest, and Export Control.
  • Coordinate Export Control activities with the CU Export Control Officer who has responsibility for Export Control activities across the entire CU campus.
  • Review and assess allegations of scientific and research misconduct on both the WCM and WCMQ campuses; administer WCM Research Integrity policies and process.
  • Coordinate all research compliance activities with leadership on the WCMQ campus.
  • Report findings to the Institutional/Deciding Official. Liaise/work with, when necessary, the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Maintain records as required by WCM policy and ORI.
  • Ensure that WCM policies related to research involving human subjects & animal subjects, HESC, export controls, research misconduct, & conflicts of interest are consistent w/ CU/WCM policies & local, state, federal, & other applicable rules & regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced Degree in a related field (JD, PhD or Master's in Science).


A minimum of 10 plus years of experience working in an established institutional research administration setting, including experience directly related to the responsible conduct of research, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting. Extensive knowledge of the current federal regulations related to research, including research misconduct and conflicts of interest.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and institutional skills, expert written and oral communication skills, and the ability to relate to and manage a diverse array of people and institutions are essential.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills.
  • Capable of working collaboratively and leading others to meet goals and objectives.
  • Diligent in keeping current with government and university regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically in a professional manner.
  • Develop strong relationships and trust internally with faculty and their staff, College Deans, Department Chairs and College administrative staff, as well as externally with federal agencies and other key constituents.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified IRB Professional (CIP) preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Standard office work; Requires long periods of time on the phone in a sitting position

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians and scientists in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists - faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization - are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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