Specialist Research Compliance

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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Specialist Research Compliance - Office of Research Services 

Responsible for promoting best practices and solutions, the Research Compliance Specialist contributes to the success of the Research Programs by assisting with the development, oversight and monitoring of research compliance processes to promote and facilitate compliance with laws and regulations, ethical practice and care standards, KU policies and procedures, and approved protocols.  The Specialist will focus on Research Ethics Committee approvals (Human Subjects in Research), Responsible Conduct of Research, Conflict of Interest, and will also train and assist the KU Faculty and the broader KU research community with compliance related issues. 

Operational Responsibilities

  • Support the various research compliance functions, including research conflict of interest, animal welfare, export control and human subjects.
  • Carry out routine and postapproval monitoring and activities related to protocol review
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Participate in the development and implementation of programs to ensure compliance with required regulations and laws, including government-mandated requirements
  • Provide guidelines to investigators to assure compliance with research regulations and standards
  • Assist with development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk
  • Coordinate compliance committees, distribute minutes, advise committee members about regulations related to compliance matters. 
  • Follow set policies, processes and procedures to ensure research compliance objectives are met.
  • Prepare summary reports to inform management on matters of research compliance including potential areas for concern, recommended actions, and level of support needed.
  • Perform research on best practices for research compliance.
  •  Implement training programs that are complete and relevant at regular intervals for all members of the research community, including department administrators, finance officers, transaction processors, research project and laboratory managers, and research project leaders.
  • Develop and conduct assessments and usability evaluations for tools, services and trainings.
  • Collect, organize, and review documentation related to individual, group, and institutional compliance requirements
  • Ensure accurate management of records for regulatory review, membership and registrations.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when neede
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Required Experience


  • A minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Specialist
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Non-Management
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job

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