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Director, Compliance

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Sep 23, 2022

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Lab/Area:People Services


Become an integral member of an innovative, busy, and collaborative team dedicated to supporting scientific research. The J. David Gladstone Institutes, a nonprofit biomedical research institute located in San Francisco, CA, is seeking a responsible, resourceful, and proactive individual to join its People Services Department as a Director of Research Compliance.

The Director of Research Compliance will report to the Senior Director, People Services. The person in this position will be responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, and oversight of Gladstone’s overall compliance program. They will continuously educate on, and ensure adherence to, all laws, rules, and regulations governing or impacting Gladstone’s research and work by all employees. They will be responsible for promoting a clear understanding of the principles of compliance and assuring adherence to such.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Gladstone’s liaison and the main point of contact with all federal agencies and regulatory bodies as they relate to compliance, whether building relationships or responding to queries.

  • Oversees Financial and Research Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, Outside Activities and Annual Disclosure process from start to finish.

  • Provides guidance to faculty, staff members, and Gladstone’s executive leadership regarding compliance considerations and conflicts of interest planning.

  • Monitors all relevant guidelines and interprets impact on Gladstone operations.

  • Drafts and reviews policies and procedures, identify areas of concerns and implements actions to mitigate risk.

  • Leads and implements changes to policy and procedures across departments; works with department heads to ensure changes are implemented and monitored.

  • Responsible for Gladstone-wide communications, education, and training related to compliance.

  • Responsible for Gladstone’s annual risk assessment and compliance audit.

  • Serves as Gladstone's compliance subject matter expert in partnership with the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Finance.

  • Builds a culture of compliance for Gladstone.

  • Develops, plans, and outlines a department’s responsibilities and obligations.

  • Develops, implements, and provides tools facilitating employee adherence to policies.

  • Develops compliance education and training materials and conducts compliance training and monitors compliance obligations.

  • Reviews and approves legal agreements that have compliance implications.

  • Responsible for creating and presenting the annual report on Gladstone’s compliance program and risk assessment to executive leadership.

  • Serves as Gladstone’s official custodian of compliance program records.

  • Other miscellaneous organizational and coordinating tasks and projects.


  • Advanced degree in Business, Health Administration, or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD or PhD preferred.

  • Additional emphasis/training/education in health, law, executive public administration or related scientific discipline.

Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience in higher education, research institution, or federal regulatory agency, with at least three (3) years in a management role.

  • Substantial knowledge of 2 CFR 200 and the regulations/policies of NIH/other federal agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience with research integrity and compliance programs, including deep knowledge of related federal laws and regulations.

  • Experience with financial analysis, legal research, and reporting techniques required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in developing and conducting education and training programs in research compliance and integrity.

  • Expert knowledge in federal and state laws, regulations, and ability to provide guidance relating to research and related areas.

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
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