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Conflict of Interest Specialist

Department Description: BILH COI Specialist position

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 46908BR

Job Summary: The Conflict of lnterest Specialist performs functions related to BILH programs, processes and policies with a particular focus on conflict of interests, gifts, and policy development related to relationships between all BILH entities,, its workforce, and outside industries. The primary focus of this position is applying policies and regulations to analyze conflicts of interest issues relating to governance, institutional transactions, clinical services and research.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Answer questions from employees and medical staff regarding conflict of interest policies.
  2. Support the systems annual conflict of interest disclosure process, including collection of disclosures from hospital leadership and medical staff. Monitor compliance rates and ensure compliance with disclosure procedures.
  3. Review financial disclosures from employees, physicians, researchers and other individuals to determine applicability of institutional and Harvard policies, including both annual and transactional disclosures.
  4. Support investigation of alleged violations of institutional policies concerning business, research and clinical conflicts of interest, gifts, vendor activities, and Harvard policies for faculty outside activities.
  5. Track regulatory and professional standard developments in conflict of interest and related areas, including clinician-industry financial arrangements.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  3. Knowledge and/or experience in healthcare compliance, preferably in a research-intensive university or hospital setting.
  4. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. 2 years experience in a research-intensive university or academic medical center.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally
EOE Statement



As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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