COI Administrative Specialist

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance (SIRC) at Virginia Tech is seeking a Conflict of Interest (COI) Administrative Specialist to join the COI Program. The COI Program assumes a critical role in the research enterprise at Virginia Tech, facilitating the university-wide interest disclosure process and identifying and managing conflicts of interest to promote objectivity in research. SIRC is a critical unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) that facilitates scholarly excellence by fostering ethical decision-making and ensuring research regulatory compliance. OVPRI supports university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s $530+ million research enterprise and associated technology commercialization activities, which span nine academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and three affiliated corporations.

The COI Administrative Specialist will join a dedicated team of COI professionals working to ensure compliance with COI regulations and ethical excellence in disclosing and managing conflicts of interest and commitment. The incumbent will provide administrative support by facilitating university-wide activities that pertain to interest reporting and managing conflicts of interest in accordance with university policy 13010, Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment. The incumbent will provide support to researchers and stakeholders within and outside of the university, serving as the initial introduction to the COI Program. This position requires the ability to take direction and work independently; a strong focus on customer service and creativity in developing tools and solutions; working in an organized manner under tight deadlines; and effective interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills. The incumbent will report to the Director of the COI Program, who in turn reports to the Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance.

For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit and search by reference number 511896.  Applications must be received directly to this site to be considered.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

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Background Information

High School

  • College/University
  • Compliance
  • Administrator or Administrative


Target Job Information


  • Full Time