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The Research Compliance Officer II assists in the development and implementation of research compliance programs to ensure compliance with required protocols, regulations, and laws — primarily with export control — including federally-mandated agency program requirements. Typical hiring range for this position is $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Complete Job Description

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.


  • Education generally associated with a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience in relevant and progressively responsible administrative experience in export controls, research compliance or other appropriate field (Advanced degree may substitute for some experience).
  • Must be qualified under U.S. federal export control law to access controlled items, technology, and technical data delineated in regulations including, but not limited to, EAR, ITAR, and FAC.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and ability to accommodate and respond to shifting priorities and multiple, demanding projects, in a manner that is effective and efficient.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and/or willingness to develop expertise in a broad range of research compliance areas, including but not limited to, export controls, animal research, biosafety, conflict of interest, and responsible conduct of research.
  • Computer proficiency, including a working knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Suites and relational databases.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to effectively interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with audiences and individuals with a diverse range of skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Ability to handle complex administrative issues. Superior organizational skills and proven ability to maintain efficiency and accuracy under time constraints while managing a multitude of equally critical job demands.
  • Competence in applying basic concepts and practices employed in training large and small groups of stakeholders in order to design, develop, deliver and assess training through various media.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, resolve conflicts in a timely manner, and lead and mentor others.


  • Familiarity with U.S. Export Control Regulations, including the Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR), The Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and regulations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, legal, regulatory or similar field.
  • Graduate degree in law, science and/or engineering.
  • Prior experience in higher education and/or a research institutional structure.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: May 20, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: May 28, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: June 3, 2019
Tentative start date: July 1, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Shane Moeykens at or 207-581-3399.

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