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Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Research Integrity Support Specialist
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
LOCATION: The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies
Silver Spring, MD
CONTACT: John Torres
EMAIL: jtorres@alakaina.com
TELEPHONE: 240-236-9902
DETAILS:

Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is looking for a qualified Research Ethics and Integrity Scientist in Silver Spring, MD.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Candidate shall provide research ethics and integrity-based analysis, education, and expertise to the HSPB. Tasks include:

-Help design and conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses in the context of research studies of RCR/research ethics and research integrity based issues (i.e.- studies of attitudes and experiences of research participants, qualitative assessment of stakeholder opinions on research problems or issues, and similar types of investigation). This work requires knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods including conducting interviews and focus groups, analyzing qualitative research findings, designing and conducting surveys, and performing statistical analysis.

-Assist with designing, organizing, and conducting regular RCR, scientific integrity, and research ethics training sessions for investigators and research staff at all sites, CONUS and OCONUS. Prepare materials and update materials in response to new information and policy, develop interactive training sessions, conduct regular evaluations of training sessions (for example, pre and post surveys), and analyze and respond to feedback regarding training sessions.

-Help develop and manage an RCR and research ethics consultation service for handling questions and problems from researchers and staff with regard to RCR issues, DRPs, research ethics, and related questions of scientific best practices. Compile resources and guidance for this service and assist with drafting an annual report on research ethics and integrity.

-Review and compile information on RCR and research ethics issues for staff and develop policy and guidance as needed. Attend relevant conferences addressing RCR, scientific integrity, and research ethics issues in order to update policies and practice as needed to stay current with best practices in the field.

-Support policy development for investigating potential problems in scientific conduct, including confidential reporting, tracking, collection of information, and expert guidance on handling and adjudicating potential problems within the arena of responsible conduct and best scientific practices.

-Work independently in generating appropriate strategies, outlines and work plans, carrying out research in a self-directed manner, preparing written summaries and reports, giving oral presentations and seminars, and producing publication quality documents.

DEGREE/EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT:

– Minimum of Bachelors

–  Minimum of three years’ experience with qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience in a biomedical or health-related scientific research field.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

– MA/MS and/or PhD highly preferred, in a Social Science or Science field.

– Experience with publishing peer-reviewed academic papers highly desired.

– Prior academic or programmatic experience with Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), research ethics, or research integrity.

– Grant writing experience.

– Prior experience with biomedical, clinical, or health research, including basic science research.

CITIZENSHIP/SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

– Must be a U.S. citizen

– Must be able to obtain/maintain Public Trust.

Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click  here  to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions,  Kīkaha Solutions, LLC,  and Pololei Solutions, LLC.  Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, please visit  www.alakainafoundation.com.

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