The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance at Virginia Tech seeks a strategic, visionary leader with deep content experience to serve as their next Director of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). As a key leader within the division, the Director will play a critical role in ensuring that all aspects of human research conducted under the university’s auspices are carried out in such a manner that protects the rights and welfare of participants and complies with all relevant institutional, local, state, and federal regulations. As the university embarks on its next phase of strategic growth across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations, which includes the integration of a new medical school, the HRPP Director will play a central role in supporting Virginia Tech’s goal of becoming a top global research university.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, the HRPP Director will oversee the growth of a robust, university-wide human research protection program. In support of this effort, the Director will lead an experienced, rapidly expanding team that provides administrative and regulatory support to the Virginia Tech IRB; coordinate with other campus units around human subject protection; and offer expert guidance on emerging matters that significantly impact institution-wide human subject protection initiatives. With a strong commitment to industry best practices, the Director will ensure that the university remains current on all matters significantly impacting the broader, institution-wide network of human subject protection entities, activities, and initiatives. In addition, the HRPP Director will have the opportunity to expand the IRB system and other activities to meet increasing needs as well as lead both the planning and execution of the AAHRPP accreditation process, both within the HRPP office and across the enterprise.
With support of university leadership, the Director will have the opportunity to reimagine the role that the HRPP plays at Virginia Tech. To this end, the Director will position the IRB and human subject protection as key collaborators charged with facilitating innovative research while fostering a culture of compliance. This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, collaborative human subjects protection thought leader to build a groundbreaking program on behalf of one of the country’s leading research institutions.
Competitive candidates for this position will have a proven track record leading human research protection program administrative teams at an AAHRPP-accredited institution or current working knowledge of HRPP operations under AAHRPP accreditation. The incumbent will have strategic leadership experience in a fast-paced, customer service-oriented setting, and will understand the AAHRPP accreditation process.
Nominations and applications are welcome. All applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.
Internal Number: AP0190077
About Virginia Tech
About Virginia Tech: As a comprehensive land-grant university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech is pushing the boundaries of knowledge in response to global challenges. Within a spirited culture, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students in nine colleges. The university’s annual research expenditures exceed $520+ million, with its largest programs located in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 25 public universities, with employers giving top-ratings to our graduates. Virginia Tech has been recognized as a Diversity Champion, reflecting a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. The university community lives by the motto, Ut Prosim-That I May Serve.