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Assistant Director of Research Compliance Education (4164U), Research Admin & Compliance - 66390
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 3, 2024
Title Assistant Director of Research Compliance Education (4164U), Research Admin & Compliance - 66390
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Research Administration and Compliance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Research

Assistant Director of Research Compliance Education (4164U), Research Admin & Compliance - 66390

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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Departmental Overview
Research Administration and Compliance (RAC) is the administrative office at UC Berkeley responsible for facilitating and ensuring campus compliance with federal, state, and university regulations pertaining to research administration, including policies governing research animal care and use, human research subjects protection, financial conflict of interest in research, and grants and contracts administration.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 15, 2024


  • Apply advanced professional training and development skills to resolve highly complex training issues and needs assessment to ensure effectiveness of current and new training initiatives.
  • Advise campus administration on training needs and makes recommendations to address specific training needs of the Berkeley campus research community.
  • Provide education and training in Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) subject matter areas through the development and delivery of face-to-face training, online educational materials, printed materials, and other techniques/methods as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the Responsible Conduct of Research education program including a faculty-umbrella training program and an umbrella RECR introduction for students and trainees.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the Responsible Conduct of Research education program including a faculty-umbrella training program and an umbrella RECR introduction for students and trainees.
  • Partner with academic unit leadership, leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, and the Graduate Division to ensure alignment with training objectives.
  • Exercise independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for performance improvement.
  • Prioritize own work assignments, conduct extremely complex and varied analysis of issues or concepts, and develop resulting recommendations.
  • Develop and oversee monitoring activities to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements in RECR.
  • Keep apprised of federal educational requirements and external resources for education in Research Ethics and Integrity and adjust training materials as needed to meet these obligations.
  • Enhance the overall faculty experience with research compliance education.
  • Identify opportunities to improve compliance training and support resources.
  • Using a variety of methods, conduct outreach to promote all program activities.
  • Develop participant tracking system and provide reports on program completion in accordance with UC policy and federal regulations.
  • Stay current with ongoing changes to UC Berkeley's research policies and external regulations.
  • Incorporate updates in a timely manner into training and outreach to faculty and key personnel on federally sponsored projects.
  • Review offerings and instructional documentation on an ongoing basis to ensure the topics and content remain relevant to campus-wide faculty and trainees.
  • Evaluate, direct, and oversee the strategic design, process improvement, and implementation of relevant tools and learning opportunities and ensure campus-wide understanding of the required uses of systems by leveraging knowledge of sponsored projects lifecycle, research policies, business processes, best practices, and administrative systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Demonstrated organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of functional area and advanced understanding of how work impacts other areas in human resources and the organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis, organization and business strategies.
  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and advanced presentation skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of organizational policies and procedures.
  • Advanced skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective training delivery.
  • Advanced knowledge of training and development, performance management and workplace learning.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to achieve successful organizational outcomes.


  • Experience or eligibility for teaching at the post-graduate level or providing ongoing professional development training.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Terminal degree to meet UC Berkeley Committee on Courses of Instruction (COCI) requirements.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,800.00 - $158,200.00

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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