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Research Compliance Officer

Middle Tennessee State University
Job Location:
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Job Title

Research Compliance Officer


V Provost Res and Dean of Grad


$46,448 - $57,520; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Research Compliance Officer (RCO) ensures institutional compliance with diverse governmental regulations, policies and procedures on research involving human and animal subjects. The RCO monitors daily operations related to research protocols dealing with human subjects; serves as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member; facilitates hazardous materials oversight (IBC); reviews university policies and procedures for conducting research with human and animal subjects; participates in external and internal inspections with the IACUC: audits and prepares reports and operating procedures; and makes effective recommendations to the Vice Provost Research.

Required Education

Master's degree.

Required Related Experience

One year progressively related research experience.

Desirable Related Experience

Master's or Doctoral degree in physical or social sciences preferred.Two years of research compliance experience, working with an Institutional Review Board. Knowledge of compliance issues related to university-based research (IRB, IACUC). Experience with Cayuse or other eRA software.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: December 22, 2022; for optimal consideration, please apply before October 19, 2022.

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