Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a Research Integrity and Policy Manager to uphold one of Berkeley Lab's key stewardship principles: to conduct research of the highest quality, with honesty, accuracy, efficiency, and objectivity.
As a member of the Research Compliance Office, the Research Integrity and Policy Manager will fulfill an important role to uphold these principles at Berkeley Lab. This position will investigate research ethics concerns and provide advice to the Lab's research community on research integrity and ethical practices in research. Working closely with the Berkeley Lab leadership team and research community, this position will develop, implement and update relevant policies and guidelines to support the integrity and quality of research. This position will establish strong working relationships with the Human Resources department, Office of Laboratory Counsel, Human and Animal Research Committees, University of California Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services, the Department of Energy (DOE) Bay Area Site Office among others. As such, the ideal candidate will champion a collaborative approach in leading and guiding relevant policy formulation and compliance efforts, while promoting ethical behavior and research integrity across the Laboratory to enable Berkeley Lab to achieve its mission.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution that puts great value on the strength of its work in the national and international research community.
What You Will Do:
Build a strong understanding of the research process and provide advice to researchers on all aspects of research integrity and research ethics.
Independently investigate concerns brought forward in accordance with Berkeley Lab's research misconduct policy and applicable requirements by research funders. Ensure that deficiencies are corrected.
Conduct interviews and write investigative summaries/reports in accordance with all relevant workflows and standards. Provide written and oral briefings and recommendations to the Research Integrity Officer and executive/senior management and oversight groups.
Keep consistent, accurate and complete case management records in accordance with records retention schedules.
Maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with other Laboratory investigative organizations and all relevant offices at Berkeley Lab, University of California and DOE.
In partnership with the Research Integrity Officer, Laboratory leadership and other relevant parties, develop, implement, administer and certify policies, procedures, and practices that ensure and support research integrity at Berkeley Lab. Ensure alignment with legal ethical standards of the Lab.
Champion research integrity and ethics standards with Berkeley Lab researchers. Develop and deliver employee communication, outreach and training programs to strengthen awareness and knowledge around all aspects of research integrity, ethics in research and responsible research practices.
Represent the Research Compliance Office at internal and external meetings and conferences.
Emphasize and embody ethical conduct, impartiality, teamwork, continuous improvement, and best practices in your work.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a related field (e.g., science, law, business administration, ethics and compliance, fraud investigation, internal audit, workplace investigations, paralegal); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated record of impeccable integrity, workplace ethics, professional judgment and discretion.
Expertise in scientific workflows, processes and policies.
Demonstrated experience writing policy, procedural or reporting documents.
Ability to present information to large groups in an understandable and convincing manner.
Strong knowledge of topics and themes related to research integrity and ethics.
Ability to effectively perform research integrity assessments and investigations with impartiality and under strict confidentiality.
Ability to analyze, understand, interpret, and evaluate alternatives to detailed and complex government regulations, orders and directives as they relate to an organization's research and stewardship objectives.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to influence and work diplomatically with colleagues, external stakeholders and senior staff.
Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple assignments, establish priorities with limited direction, use judgment to determine appropriate action and to select methods and techniques to obtain solutions and make decisions within scope of work.
An advanced degree and minimum of 8 years of related experience.
Experience performing research integrity assessments and investigations.
Research program experience at a national laboratory, an academic institution, or within DOE.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.