WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Research Compliance Coordinator

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/29/2018 4:18 PM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a Research Compliance Coordinator.  Responsible for providing administrative support for the management conflicts of interest and commitment (including research conflicts of interest) at WMed, and working closely with the WMed Research Integrity Officer (RIO). Provides administrative support for the CITI training program for investigators at WMed.   


  • Assist the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) in annual notification of general conflict of interest and commitment submission.
  • Oversee research investigator and study team member conflict of interest requests for the WMed IRB, Sponsored Program Administration (SPA), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Center for Clinical Research investigators and sub-investigators.
  • Oversees the conflict of interest (COI) IMedris database including tracking of investigator compliance with questionnaire completion and communication of management plans from the RIO to the investigator.
  • Maintain COI records, analyze data, and prepare reports for various regulatory bodies.
  • Monitors regulatory updates and industry best practices for COI with the RIO and Assistant dean of Compliance and provides assistance with draft policies.
  • Serves as the administrator for CITI training at WMed insuring investigator and study team member CITI compliance and training requirements are met.
  • Assists the Research Quality Assurance Coordinator with implementation of changes to CITI training requirements.
  • May serve as back-up for the WMed IRB specialist as necessary (as requested by the HRPP director and in consultation with the Assistant dean for Research Compliance).
  • Runs reports from the IMedris electronic database when assigned. May assist with Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) activities such as providing compliance reports when requested.
  • Leads special projects identified and assigned by Assistant dean of Research Compliance.



  • High School Diploma and minimum of 5 years documented clinical or biomedical research experience with experience in a Clinical Research Department preferred.
  • Experience with academic or research conflict of interest.Experience with an electronic research compliance database preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research and regulatory requirements (IRB, clinical trial-related regulations and good clinical practice guidelines).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Excel, Word, and other standard office software required.
  • CITI HSP and GCP certification required (must obtain WMed specific CITI training within 30 days of hire).
  • ACRP or SOCRA certification preferred.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and WMed was granted provisional accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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