Research Security Officer

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 03, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Research Security Officer

Augusta University

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University -
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Job Summary

The Research Security Officer will independently monitor research operations to ensure that research activities at AU are conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and with USG and AU policies. They will be responsible for conducting risk assessments and drafting risk mitigation recommendations to drive improvement in research compliance at AU. In addition, they will promote a culture of compliance and ethics in research at AU, while maintaining focus on customer service and process improvement.


The duties include, but are not limited to:
Under the direction of the Director, Research Ethics and Compliance, operate the AU Research Security and Export Control Programs, including the identification and mitigation of compliance issues related to sponsored research, shipping, international travel, and international visitors. Provide guidance for compliance with research security, federal export control and economic sanctions regulations. Assist with policy development and communication across departments to ensure that export control and research security questions are raised and addressed in a timely manner. Conduct restricted party screening in support of funding applications, foreign travel and international visitors.
Implement a set of related risk metrics and reports, including losses and incidents, key risk exposures and early warning indications to support the Director, Research Ethics and Compliance in ensuring that AU Research Security Program operations are appropriately communicated to the AU Compliance & Ethics Program, the AU Enterprise Risk Management Program, and the Audit, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management Steerina Committee.
Develop and deliver training programs throughout the university in order to increase situational awareness and to inform members of the AU community of pertinent federal and state regulations standards and the applicable University System of Georgia, AU, and AUHS policies and procedures related to research security and export control.
Monitor shared resource emails accounts (i.e. Research Security) and assist the Director, Research Ethics and Compliance in investigations of reported problems or suspected violations related to research security and/or export control. Support the response to information requests related to research security initiated externally by both state and federal governmental agencies as well as non-governmental agencies, such as third-party payers. Determine and carry out appropriate action in collaboration with the Director, Research Ethics and Compliance, legal counsel and senior leadership of AU.
Assist with selecting, implementing, and maintaining information systems for conducting research, for restricted party screening, and for recordkeeping.
Perform other tasks as needed to facilitate compliance with research policies, regulations and guidelines within Research Administration and the broader research community at AU.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with five years of experience in research and/or compliance. U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have experience in export controls and trade sanctions or related areas in an environment of similar scale and complexity; A master's degree or PhD, preferably in science or technology, is strongly preferred; Experience with software system vetting and implementation is also preferred; Experience in compliance and/or research, exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and an open, transparent communication style; Possess a genuine interest in collaborating and building trusting relationships with stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality
Interpret and apply compliance regulations and guidelines
Critically analyze problems and provide solutions
Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
US federal, state, and local regulations related to research security, export control and trade sanctions.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Relationship-building skills
Demonstrated program/project management abilities
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Grade: 22

Salary: $64,553/annually - $87,147/annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

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