The Associate General Counsel provides advice and counsel on the myriad of federal regulatory compliance matters related to sponsored research, including contracts and grants, research integrity, lab safety, centers and institutes, export controls, and other areas.
The position is the primary legal support to: the Office of Research Integrity for compliance activities including export control compliance, IRB, IACUC, and conflict of interest management and related policy development and investigations; the Office of Sponsored Programs on matters relating to the development, review, analysis and negotiation of sponsored program grants, contracts, and consortia; the Warren Albert School of Medicineâ™s and the School of Public Healthâ™s research, initiatives, hospital relationships and global activities; and, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety related to matters involving biosafety, radiation safety and biohazards.
A law degree from an ABA accredited law school and a minimum of 7 years of legal experience as a practicing attorney, with relevant experience in a large law firm or in-house legal department performing services for a high research category university, academic medical school and/or teaching hospital. Broad federal regulatory experience, including primary responsibility for complex research transactions and other commercialization agreements, and an extensive federal regulatory compliance background. Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities, a keen understanding of the universityâ™s operating environment, and project management skills. Initiative and intellectual curiosity. Excellent research, writing, drafting, and client counseling skills. Ability to juggle shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects. Detail-oriented with organizational proficiency and excellent follow -through. Demonstrated effective team member. Candidates must be admitted in good standing to the Rhode Island Bar, or must become a member within one year of hiring.
Prior representation of higher education clients is preferred. Prior experience handling research misconduct allegations is a plus.
A cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references must be attached when an application is submitted.
Preference will be given to candidates who apply by November 21, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Associate General Counsel
Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
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Internal Number: REQ151328
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