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Senior Director, Research Compliance and Integrity Officer

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Job Duties

Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, the Senior Director will have responsibility for ensuring that the institution promotes a culture of research compliance and actively discourages research misconduct. The Senior Director oversees research integrity and regulatory functions of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Further, this position serves as the Research Integrity Officer, Institutional Official, and Responsible Official for St. Jude.

The Senior Director will coordinate research integrity activities with the relevant institutional director, such as the Scientific Director, Clinical Director, Cancer Center Director, and the CEO/President. The Senior Director will have extensive regulatory knowledge, demonstrated sound research, regulatory policy judgment, and proven skills working with external regulatory agencies, accrediting organizations, leaders of regulatory functions, faculty, and staff.

Job Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess ten+ years of relevant experience working in research program management, specifically research compliance with regulations related to human health, animal, biotech oversight, international research or data security, including two years of administration. A relevant terminal degree is required.

Institution Description

WittKieffer is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as they seek a new Senior Director, Research Compliance & Integrity Officer ( This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of childhood catastrophic diseases. In addition to its research and clinical accomplishments, St. Jude is known as an outstanding place to work, appearing on Glassdoor’s Great Places to Work and Top CEOs lists.

St. Jude is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to treating children. They see an average of 8,600 patients a year, all treated without regard to ability to pay. St. Jude is also home to an expansive research enterprise. Highly skilled scientists work to advance understanding of disease biology and translate findings into improved clinical care.


Commensurate with experience
Application Due Date: 2024-03-30
Job Start Date: 2024-05-01
Salary: $1 - $2
City: Memphis
State/Province/Region: TN
Institution: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Reports To: Chief Compliance Officer
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Chief Compliance Officer

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