Berkeley Lab has a key leadership opportunity for the Research Integrity Officer / Head of the Research Compliance Office to partner with Senior Leadership and Laboratory researchers to ensure that LBNL's research maintains the utmost level of integrity and is free from conflict of interest. Reporting to the Deputy Lab Director of Research, the Head of the Research Compliance Office will provide institutional oversight to the LBNL research integrity and conflict of interest programs, as defined by policy and law as well as by the standards of prudent public stewardship. In this position, you will collaborate with the LBNL community and senior leadership to ensure that these important areas are always at the leading edge of research community standards. 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 LBNL 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:
Provide overall leadership of the Research and Compliance Office, ensuring a collaborative approach in working with senior leadership and researchers.
Manage LBNL institutional programs under UC-DOE Prime Contract, UC policy, and state and federal regulations in the areas of research compliance, research integrity and conflict of interest.
Develop, implement, administer and certify research compliance policies, procedures, and practices.
Ensure alignment with legal ethical standards of the organization.
Provide research compliance advice, investigate complaints, ensure allegations are managed appropriately, and verify deficiencies are corrected. Coordinate sensitive workplace investigations conducted by internal staff and/or outside counsel.
Establish and manage institutional research compliance committees; manage institutional data and reporting; and audit functional research compliance program.
Serve as the Research Integrity Officer, Deputy Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, and as a member of the LBNL Audit Committee, as well as the Laboratory's primary point of contact with the DOE Berkeley Area Site Office Contracting Officers and the DOE Office of Inspector General in these areas.
Maintain effective liaison with key stakeholders, including relevant internal LBNL, University of California, and Department of Energy offices, including UC National Laboratory Office, UC Office of General Counsel, UC Ethics Compliance and Audit Services, UC Research Policy and Analysis, DOE Bay Area Site Office, and DOE Office of Inspector General.
Provide independent advice and staff support to Laboratory leadership concerning various sensitive topics involving ethics and management control issues. Advise senior leadership and influence decision-making in a manner that fosters Institutional research integrity of the Laboratory and its leadership.
Develop employee communication and training programs that focus on the elements of University-wide research compliance program.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related field such as Research Administration/Policy, Business, Contract Management, Public Administration, Quality Assurance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to accurately and appropriately advise senior managers and staff at all levels on procedures, policies, and regulations to research compliance, research integrity and conflict of interest in a collaborative manner.
Extensive experience with and 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.
Proven track record for independently conducting confidential, effective institutional investigations and/or audits under strict and unfailing confidentiality. Ability to present thorough and accurate reports as well as findings in formal proceedings.
Demonstrated experience and ability to chair/lead committees, function effectively as a member of interactive teams, work collaboratively with key Laboratory and UC decision makers and represent the Laboratory in meetings with external stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to obtain the trust and confidence at all organizational levels and across organizations.
Extraordinary tact, diplomacy, discretion, professionalism and judgment in decision-making and communications at all levels. Ability to resolve conflict and maintain leadership in disparate or challenging environment.
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a small team and foster a culture of professionalism, inclusion and collaboration in the department. Ability to effectively manage an annual department budget.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in law, public administration, business administration or other related field.
Relevant professional certification(s) (e.g., internal audit, fraud examination).
Experience in DOE, other national laboratory, or academic institution.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
The Head of the Research Compliance Office is a career position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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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.