Will join a team whose responsibility is to receive and review animal research submissions for completeness and adherence with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), institutional requirements, State/Federal regulations. Responsible to maintain educational and outreach efforts.
Provides review of incoming protocols and work with researchers to develop complete, accurate protocols for IACUC review from submission to final resolution. Point person for receipt of all reviewers' comments for integration into understandable, concise communication of IACUC issues to PI's, evaluates actions taken by investigators in response to IACUC concerns and work with reviewers to determine final protocol status. Provide regulatory guidance related to the animal research community. Liaison between department, investigators and research staff. Provide timely and accurate guidance to investigators on preparations and submission of new protocol submissions. Establish training and work with existing training programs for educational purposes and provide outreach efforts. Will maintain up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to animals in research. Potential cross training in other department programs. Oversee recording and production of official minutes of all meetings. Perform editorial review of minutes to ensure proper documentation of IACUC actions. Work closely with the IACUC supervisor to provide administrative support in the review and processing of submissions. Provide accurate and timely IACUC correspondence and written reports Training and advise researchers in the preparation of IACUC protocols and procedures.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years experience as an IACUC coordinator, or the equivalent. Working knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations. In-depth understanding of operational requirements pertaining to the management and implementation of protocol review processes. Demonstrated ability to write cogent, concise, and detailed documents. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to maintain confidentiality when exposed regularly to highly sensitive issues and situations. Attention to detail, writing, oral communication and strong interpersonal skills. Experience with computerized databases and Microsoft Office is essential. Must possess effective planning and organizational skills. Must be able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects. Professional demeanor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Masters degree plus three years personal research experience with animal research. Experience in reviewing and editing animal research proposals and applying federal rules and regulations, Advanced analytical skills. Working knowledge of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Adult teaching skills and experience. CPIA certified or eligible within one year to become CPIA.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation