Associate Research Compliance Officer

Job Details

Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445

Research Administration

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Remote: occasional time on campus


This position's work location is fully remote with the expectation of being onsite 1 day per week. The selected candidate may only work remotely from a New England state (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI).

The Assistant Director, Research Compliance will work under the oversight of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's VP of Research Integrity, to grow and manage the activities of a high quality, robust, and sustainable research compliance program.

Investigates and resolves research misconduct and related allegations and issues, drafts and maintains research integrity policies and procedures, provides expert regulatory guidance and advice on research integrity and regulatory matters, conducts and coordinates focused training and education for faculty and staff, and provides subject matter expertise and guidance to Instituitonal Committees.

Participates in the monitoring of various DFCI departmental operations as they relate to research integrity risk areas, regulatory enforcement activity, and legal updates affecting DFCI’s research operations. Manages large, complex projects and issues with a high degree of autonomy. This position reports directly to the Institute’s Vice President of Research Integrity. 


  • Assists the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and other team members with research integrity investigations.
  • Receives, investigates, documents, and tracks research integrity complaints from workforce members, patients and/or family members. 
  • Coordinates with stakeholders, including HR, to develop and implement timely responses to issue reported including corrective action plans (including ensuring consistent application of disciplinary action standards).
  • With guidance from the VP of Research Integrity, develops, implements, maintains, and oversees training and education programs for research integrity issues for the Institute. Initiate and promote additional activities within the Institute to foster research integrity awareness
  • Conducts an annual research integrity risk assessment and develop work plan to address identified risks, including conducting audit and monitoring activities.
  • Cooperates with federal and state entities in any research integrity program audits, inquiries or investigations.
  • With direction from the VP of Research Integrity, develops, implements, maintains and oversees research compliance policies and procedures of the Institute.
  • Stays current with relevant federal and state research integrity laws and regulations and modify the research integrity program accordingly to remain compliant, as well as consistent with industry best practices.
  • Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, distributing and reading current literature and conducting and participating in in-service meetings and workshops.
  • With the VP of Research Integrity, serves as an Institute resource and expert on the laws, regulations and internal policies pertaining to research integrity.
  • Works with Institute departments and offices (e.g., faculty activities, research administration, grants and contracts, clinical trials, human and animal subject protection, privacy, technology transfer, etc.) to advance research integrity objectives in a sustainable way.
  • Provides support to institutional committes as directed. 
  • Performs other functions relating to policies and procedures regarding research integrity as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant post-graduate education (JD or master’s degree in a scientific field).
  • 5 years of professional experience in research integrity and/or comparable regulatory experience


  • Experience at an academic, research, or hospital setting (such as grants management, clinical trial management, or research administration).
  • Background in science or medicine is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and sponsor requirements for research integrity. 
  • Experience developing and delivering research integrity training.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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