Research Compliance Officer

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
REQ#: RQ139766
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular
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Job Description

GDIT is seeking to fill a Research Compliance Officer position which is located at Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, MD. The incumbent will serve as a Research Compliance Officer for three major areas of regulatory compliance relevant to the NMRC Research and Development Program. These areas are 1) protection of human subjects in research, 2) bio-safety, and 3) conflict of interest.


  • Provide guidance and counsel on incorporating compliance-related activities into the day-to-day operations of the Human Research Protection Program
  • Ensure regulatory and policy updates are disseminated to investigators and research staff
  • Perform ongoing monitoring of all areas of research compliance
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established compliance goals and objectives
  • Analyze the impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and/or proposed standards, regulations, programs, and policies as they relate to compliance issues
  • Develop a compliance training program, ensuring it meets regulatory requirements, and ensures that it is completed by appropriate staff members
  • Develop procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of compliance control systems and the accomplishment; evaluation and/or monitoring of audits, inspections, or management of internal control reviews
  • Ensure records contain all documentation required by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations
  • Work closely with the Research Safety Coordinator, Chairman, Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Radiation Safety Officer to assure compliance with current DoD and DHHS regulations
  • Actively participate in implementing federal regulations on Conflict of Interest (COI) and assist in coordinating any inquiry or investigation of alleged conflict of interest
  • Coordinates the preparation for surveys and site visits

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biological Sciences or closely related field
  • 5-10 years of human subjects/regulatory, and compliance monitoring/oversight experience
  • Working knowledge of U.S. Federal government regulations regarding the Protection of Human Subjects Involved in Research
  • Completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within one month from start date
  • Demonstrated expertise in the Human Subject Protection (HSP) regulations with monitoring and compliance program experience
  • Knowledge of HSP, bio-safety, and COI requirements
  • U.S. citizenship required and an Automated Data Processing Level II (ADP-II)/National Agency Check with Law and Credit (NACLC)
Travel Required: Less than 10%
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