The University of Florida is conducting a search for a Compliance Specialist in the Office of Research’s Division of Research Compliance and Global Support (DRCGS).  This is a highly responsible position that will report to the Assistant Director, Research Compliance and Global Support. The Division is responsible for developing and implementing research compliance programs that promote ethical and legally compliant research practices throughout UF’s research enterprise.  With latitude for independent judgment and action, the Compliance Specialist will work with the DRCGS Director and Assistant Directors to carry out the functions of the Division.  This position will be responsible for promoting University-wide faculty and institutional compliance with sponsor and University regulations related to research integrity and general research compliance issues. The Compliance Specialist has a thorough understanding of policies, procedures and standards of conduct that promote adherence to applicable laws, rules, and policies as well as the requirements of federal, state and private funding agencies.

The Compliance Specialist will maintain a portfolio of research compliance reviews and investigations. Specifically, the Compliance Specialist will conduct document and evidence reviews, allegation research, report drafting and analysis. This position will communicate regularly with Department leadership, faculty and staff. The Specialist will also participate in strategic planning and special projects to meet the Division’s goals.

The University of Florida is a top-10 public, land-grant research university and the state’s oldest and most comprehensive higher education institution. With 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers and institutes on its Gainesville campus, UF is among the nation’s six most academically diverse universities.  A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s best institutions: No. 7 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Schools” (2020). UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the lives of individuals throughout the state, nation and world. Its 6,000 faculty members conducted a record $865 million in research in 2018, with major funding from the public and private sectors. These research collaborations occur in diverse fields that include human, animal and agricultural life sciences, engineering and the physical and social sciences.

Qualities and Qualifications

Minimal qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of experience in appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience
  • Experience understanding complex regulations and applying them in an academic setting
  • Experience working with university faculty and staff
  • Research administration or compliance experience in an academic or federal regulatory setting.

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The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Contact Information

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Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Compliance

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time