Research Integrity Administrator — Western University

Research Integrity Administrator
Reference: 29157
Location: UWO Main Campus
Faculty/Unit: VP Research – Western Research
Department: Research Ethics & Compliance
Employee Group: Non Union
Appointment Type: Contract
Appointment Status: Temporary Full‐Time

Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 14
Please note, this is a temporary full‐time contract opportunity with an anticipated end date of
November 8, 2024.
Secondments are Welcome

About Western
With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research‐intensive
universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real‐world
application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive
salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.
About Us
Western Research provides strategic and administrative support to foster a culture of research
excellence that enhances Western University’s profile on the global stage. We support our scholars
through collaboration, communication, and service. Western Research supports a broad definition of
research, including discovery, innovation, creativity, and artistic works.

The University is committed to providing an environment that supports and promotes the Responsible
Conduct of Research and that fosters researchers’ abilities to act honestly, accountably, openly, and
fairly in the search for, and dissemination of, knowledge. The Research Integrity Administrator will

provide information, support, training and guidance to the University community in fulfilling all
obligations related to research integrity. The role will facilitate the administration of the University’s
responsible conduct of research allegation process, in accordance with Western’s policies, relevant laws,
regulations, and funding agency guidelines. The Administrator will serve as a subject matter expert and
provide advice to senior leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, and students reporting research integrity
concerns. The role will also design and deliver education and training programs to raise awareness
regarding research integrity and to facilitate compliance.

‐ Undergraduate degree in a research related discipline
‐ A qualification in law or postgraduate qualification in research science preferred

‐ 3 years’ experience in an academic research setting administering research policies
‐ Experience developing and delivering effective training programs
‐ Experience conducting investigations preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
‐ In‐depth knowledge of Canadian and International laws, regulations, policies, and funding guidelines
governing internal and external research in an academic environment
‐ Knowledge of federal, provincial, and local rules and regulations regarding research integrity,
breaches and conflict of interest
‐ Knowledge of national and international principles of responsible conduct of research and research
‐ Ability to handle complex, ambiguous situations with diplomacy, calmness, and good judgment
‐ Ability to deal confidentially with information that has financial, political, regulatory, and reputational
‐ Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis on development of educational
materials and delivering presentations
‐ Ability to prepare reports, analyze data and summarize findings by delivering succinct information to
senior leaders

‐ Verbal communication skills to translate information into easily understood terms, summarize
information, and provide a rationale for action
‐ Ability and willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and
making decisions
‐ Ability to handle details with a high degree of accuracy and to organize and prioritize a high volume of
work to meet deadlines
‐ Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new software
‐ Ability to understand, interpret, and effectively communicate University guidelines, policies, and
practices to key stakeholders
‐ Ability to find relevant information and stay up to date with changing regulatory requirements and
emerging risks

Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment
equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized
groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If
you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519‐661‐2194.

Please Note:
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with
Western’s COVID‐19 Vaccination Policy.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.