UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Director, Research Ethics and Governance reporting to the Vice Provost, Research Policies & Governance.
The Office of Research Ethics and Governance is responsible for the oversight and management of research ethics and governance at NYU Abu Dhabi. This comprises the protection of human subjects in research, and participating in related committees including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Research Ethics Committee (REC); the care and use of animals in teaching and research, including the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); the use of recombinant and synthetic DNA, biological agents, toxins, and human stem cells, including the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC); the faculty financial conflict of interest and commitment process, including the ad hoc committee that reviews special cases; the Responsible Conduct of Research training program; and research misconduct.
The Director leads the Office of Research Ethics and Governance and supports the Vice Provost for Research Policies and Governance in ensuring an ethical, safe, and productive environment for all research that occurs at NYU Abu Dhabi. Integral to these efforts, the Director must develop and foster collaborative relationships across overlapping and intersecting units at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, including but not limited to offices of Research, Environmental Health and Safety, Legal and Compliance, Lab Operations, Procurement, and Pre- and Post-Award Services.
The Director must promote and ensure compliance wherever applicable with regulatory requirements in the United States, Abu Dhabi, and the United Arab Emirates, and in general foster an ethical and safe research environment in line with international best practices. This includes meeting and working with local and international regulatory agencies when required, and ensuring any necessary documentation is reported to such agencies as needed.