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Research Integrity Officer, UNLV Research Administration [R0138334]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Research Integrity Officer, UNLV Research Administration [R0138334]


The position of Research Integrity Officer (RIO) is responsible for evaluating allegations of research misconduct and any other allegation of research noncompliance. The RIO makes determination of appropriate responses to incidents of noncompliance and ensures consistent response and the enforcement of relevant policies and procedures. The RIO also maintains and updates policies and standard operating procedures as necessary when changes are warranted due to changes in regulations and policy by UNLV and/or the funding agencies.

The RIO handles the intake and evaluation of research misconduct allegations and promotes ethical practices at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The RIO acts as the official of record performing the initial assessment of any research misconduct allegation that is communicated that could be classified as plagiarism, fabrication, and/or falsification. The RIO is also responsible for ensuring compliance with both University and funding policies and regulations that apply to the administering research misconduct allegations and cases.

The RIO will develop and provide in-person Responsible Conduct of Research training to faculty, staff, and students as needed based on the policies regulations identified by NIH, NSF, USDA-NIFA and UNLV. The RIO will incorporate active learning that varies by discipline area and career stage, including a mentorship program based on the same polies and regulations.

The RIO will develop, coordinate, implement, and analyze quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) processes to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, institutional regulations and policy; including conducting for-cause and not-for-cause audits, as appropriate, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies at all relevant levels.

The RIO is responsible for monitoring federal and state regulations related to Research Misconduct, Responsible Conduct of Research and related funding agencies, and QA/QI functions to ensure investigator and institutional compliance.


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and at least 5 years of experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.

At least five years of experience in research administration, integrity, or compliance required.


Master's, Ph.D. or J.D. with seven years of experience, in a higher education setting preferred.


  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise and technical competence in a broad range of research administration issues, including regulatory compliance regarding university research and human subjects research, including but not limited to: export control, conflict of interest.
  • Supervisor/manager. Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and discussions in a complex university environment.
  • Ability to balance federal, state and local regulations, as well as campus and system wide policies and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize research and compliance risks and to develop efficient programs to effectively control identified risks.
  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate educational programs in support of the mission of the office.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and to maintain constructive working relationships at all levels of organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written processes, especially among diverse groups of people who may have varying degrees of knowledge about compliance regulations and policies.


  • Management experience as a RIO at a higher institution of learning or comparable institution.
  • Ability to analyze situations and data trends and apply to job responsibilities.


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Competitive total rewards package including:
  • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Gwen Marchand, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0138334” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


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