This role provides both administrative support and coordination to the Research Compliance Office. The Research Compliance Coordinator serves as a member of a team of professionals in the Research Compliance Office (RCO).
The office oversees integrity with legal and ethical requirements as they relate to Human Research, animal research, biosafety and conflict of interest, and occupational health for research conducted by WCM-
Q faculty, students and staff. The office provides management and administrative support to various oversight committees, and coordinates with various WCMC-
Q and WCMC-New York offices, government agencies, funding bodies and collaborating institutions in Qatar and abroad. The office functions in a rapidly developing research environment and compliance staff must adapt to change, evolving standards, and multiple sets of rules and regulations.
Assists with processing research compliance materials related to the IACUC (new protocol submissions, protocol revisions, annual reports, closure forms, and project forms), prepares research compliance meeting agendas and accurate / timely meeting minutes.
Assists with scheduling, logistics coordination, and inspection activities for both Post approval monitoring as well as IACUC semi-
annual animal facility inspections and semi-annual reviews of the animal care and use program.
Assists with the timely preparation and distribution of information to staff, regulatory agencies, and accreditation agencies related to and IACUC, IRB, DSMB, submissions and activities to ensure completeness and compliance.
Assists with management and maintenance of up-to-date files and electronic records of current, closed, suspended, and / or terminated projects.
Assists with maintaining training materials and tracking mandatory and elective training for human research and animal users (staff, students, collaborators, and volunteers).
Supports specific conflict of interest reporting completed by external and internal study personnel, students and volunteers who are participating in research including publicizing reporting requirements, and monitoring integrity.
Performs daily follow-ups related to the Occupational Health Program by assisting employees and researchers with the necessary medical clearance steps.
Provides administrative support including arranging meetings, raising tickets, taking notes, managing correspondence, raising shopping carts, follow-
up on purchase requests, and other admin support-related duties as assigned.
In collaboration and consultation with members of the Research Compliance team, maintains educational training programs, coordinates educational content and incorporates current technology with the aim of raising awareness amongst training & education.
Assists with evaluating training initiatives using tests, questionnaires, and / or other evaluation methods to measure the effectiveness of curricula and uses the evaluation outcomes to inform future educational initiatives.
Assists with implementing and maintaining quality assurance programs for all areas of research compliance, which include but are not limited to monitoring of institutional oversight efforts and compliance audits.
Assists the Research Compliance Officer and the Research Compliance Director with reviewing and assessing WCM-Q research compliance policies, procedures and operations in an effort to identify areas in need of improvement;
implements ongoing improvement.
Participates in site visits and audit teams.
3 years related experience.
Advanced degree in a directly related discipline is strongly preferred, and may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to analyze and apply regulations and policies related to research.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office products, as well as proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs, systems or databases.
Detail oriented and accurate with strong analytical, research, evaluation, and writing skills.
Proactive, flexible, and customer focused with strong interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse members of the university community and external constituents.
Strong organizational and follow-through skills to develop and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Demonstrate the ability to grow and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information is required.
Licenses and Certifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Work is completed in office environment.
Approximately 60% is computer based, 40% desk office based.
The job may require extended and varying work hours to meet demands.
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar
Foundation. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-
medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007.
WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission :
to provide the finest education possible for medical students
to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
to improve health care both now and for future generations
to provide the highest quality of care to the community
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disabled employer.