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ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY COUNSEL - RESEARCH

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Durham
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Occupational SummaryThis position is designed to furnish a high level of professional legal service to Duke University. The Associate Counsel will provide support to the Duke research community. Specific units to be served will include: Office of Research & Innovation, Duke Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Research Cost Compliance, Office of Research Administration, Office of Corporate Research Collaborations, School of Medicine, Duke University Health System, Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, Duke's Institutional Review Boards, Office of Research Support, Provost's Office, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Export Controls, and Duke's Animal Care and Use program. This position will report to the Vice President & General Counsel. Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research of state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; investigate legal problems and make recommendations on matters as assigned.
  • Receive and review inquiries from administrators including matters related to Uniform Guidance, undue foreign influence, sponsored programs, human and animal research, research agreements, research misconduct, authorship disputes, clinical trials, effort reporting, faculty start-ups, conflict of interest, data licensing, FDA and good manufacturing practices.
  • Assist in drafting contracts, agreements and other legal documents, and policies for compliance with state and federal law as well as university policies and regulations.
  • Confer with University and Health System employees on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to activities, policy questions and operating problems; engage in training activities.
  • Communicate with counsel retained by the University Counsel to represent Duke University and Duke University Health System.
  • Serve as Counsel to committees as the designee of University Counsel.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to other University Counsel as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Required Qualifications:EducationJD or LLB degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina or become licensed within 12 months of employment. Experience
    • Minimum of 7 years' continuous practice experience as an attorney in the areas of practice.
    • Demonstrated experience and competence in the areas of practice.
    • Ability to work effectively in a high-volume environment.
    • Personable and collaborative, with significant personal skills necessary to work in a complex decentralized environment.
    • Excellent communication skills and calm demeanor when counseling clients.
    • Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Keywords: Inside Higher Ed, Durham , ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY COUNSEL - RESEARCH, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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