Research Integrity Officer at Wester University

University of Western Ontario

Company Name: Western University

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Location: London, Ontario

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Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 14

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

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 Officer 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 Officer 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 is preferred


  • 3 years’ experience in an academic research setting administering research policies
  • Experience developing and delivering effective training programs
  • Experience conducting investigations is 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 ethics
  • 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 implications
  • 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 or phone 519-661-2194.