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Research Compliance Officer, Export Control

Company: Nebhe
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Research Compliance Program (RCP) provides research compliance support to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University. The program covers a broad spectrum of activities including financial conflicts of interest, outside activities, export controls, and international collaborations and activities. The program works in close collaboration with the research community and the relevant administrative units (e.g., FAS-Research Administration Services, the Office for Sponsored Programs, the Office of Technology Development, the Office of the General Counsel) to ensure timely service delivery and compliance with all applicable regulatory, funder, and university requirements. Reporting to the Senior Director of the Research Compliance Program (Director), the Research Compliance Officer will support FAS and SEAS in research compliance and policy needs with strong emphasis on export control, international collaborations and other foreign activities, while coordinating and integrating as necessary across other compliance domains (e.g., financial conflict of interest). Projects and priorities in the following areas will involve a variety of complex organizational areas and interests and will evolve as needs arise:

  • Serve as initial point of contact to administer all matters related to the export control regulations and international collaborations;
  • Assist the Senior Director in the development and implementation of school-level policies and procedures regarding the impact of U.S. sanctions and export control regulations on academic and research activities at FAS and SEAS and monitoring school-wide compliance with the same;
  • Coordinate with colleagues in FAS/SEAS and Central Administration (including the Office of the Vice Provost for Research) to ensure consistent application of school policies and procedures with University policies and federal regulations;
  • Train and provide outreach to FAS and SEAS faculty and staff on regulatory and University policy requirements around international collaborations, travel and shipping, as well as the technology-specific impacts of export controls both on-campus and abroad;
  • Conduct export control reviews for FAS and SEAS activities, including classifying technology under U.S. export regulations, screening end-users, determining whether U.S. sanctions apply, and collecting and analyzing data regarding the research purposes and potential end-users of Harvard-owned or created technology;
  • Facilitate the deemed export review process in conjunction with academic H1-B visa applications;
  • Work closely with the Office for Technology Development (OTD) to evaluate export-control related clauses in agreements, such as MTAs, collaboration agreements, NDAs, CDAs, and equipment loan agreements;
  • Coordinate the development of Technology Control Plans at FAS and SEAS, including determining when necessary, working with researchers and staff to understand the requirements and plan accordingly, and reviewing plans submitted by PIs/research teams before submission to OVPR for final approval;
  • Represent the FAS and SEAS research and academic communities on the University-wide Export Controls Council;
  • Support FAS and SEAS offices and departments in establishing processes for reviewing and approving foreign visitors and appointees;
  • Assist with the financial conflicts of interest (fCOI) disclosure reviews, assessment, and management plan developments in order to ensure compliance with the University fCOI policy and all applicable sponsor requirements, including regulations issued by the Public Health Service (PHS) and other government agencies;
  • Coordinate with and support the Office of Faculty Affairs in fCOI research as it relates to the appointment process;
  • Maintain active knowledge of evolving laws, regulations, policies, and ethical norms that are applicable to compliance oversight areas to include U.S. sanctions and export controls, conflict of interest through continuous professional development;
  • Develop content and guidance for research compliance and other functional areas for online dissemination to include website maintenance;
  • Maintain knowledge of and provide input for sponsored research policies, procedures, and guidelines in functional areas to include pre-award, post-award, financial, and research compliance;
  • Other duties as required. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree required; minimum 5 years in research administration and/or research compliance experience in an academic research setting. Additional Qualifications and Skills Advanced degree with research experience - especially a J.D. - preferred. Knowledge and experience in research compliance field with strong emphasis on export control and international activities. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills. Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and competing interests and work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to lead and manage a project from inception to completion with superior results. Handles highly complex and confidential information with discretion. Competency using a variety of computer software and internet search engine tools. Organized and detail oriented with a proactive attitude. Ability to work on multiple projects effectively. Experience with Harvard financial and administrative applications preferred. Additional Information Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on campus work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our . Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's . Salary Grade: 058 Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Nebhe, Cambridge , Research Compliance Officer, Export Control, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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