Research Conflict of Interest (COI) Coordinator

The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance (SIRC) at Virginia Tech is seeking a Research Conflict of Interest (COI) Coordinator to join the Research COI Program. The Research COI Program assumes a critical role in the research enterprise at Virginia Tech, facilitating the university-wide disclosure process and identifying and managing investigator financial conflicts of interest. SIRC is a critical unit within the Office of the Senior 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 Research COI Coordinator will join a dedicated team of professionals working to ensure ethical excellence in disclosing and managing conflicts of interest and commitment and compliance with regulations. The incumbent will provide oversight and management of activities that pertain to activity/interest reporting and managing financial conflicts of interest in accordance with university policy 13010, Conflict of Interest. The incumbent will serve as the liaison to researchers and stakeholders within and outside of the university and will develop quality improvement measures based on these trends and interactions. The incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert on disclosure and the related partnerships the Research COI Program maintains to facilitate the university-wide disclosure process. 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 Research COI Program, who in turn reports to the Associate Vice President of   Research and Innovation, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement and the details of the work arrangement will be confirmed upon offer.  Position is eligible for the full complement of staff benefits available at Virginia Tech.


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Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Contact Information

Virginia Tech



300 Turner St.
Suite 4100
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • College/University
  • Compliance

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time