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Founded in 1961 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) provides specialized resources for nonhuman primate research studies applicable to the solution of human health problems. An overview of WaNPRC research, organization and facilities can be found at www.wanprc.org.
The Primate Center currently has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Primate Resources. This individual will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
* Commitment to Research * Teamwork * Accountability - Productivity * Communication
The Associate Director has broad oversight and leadership responsibilities for the Division of Primate Resources. Within this framework, this position involves oversight of 11 units assigned to the Division of Primate Resources. These units include Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, NHP Breeding, Pathology, Population Genetics, Colony Management, Research Support, Animal Records, Colony Health Diagnostics, NHP Psychological Well Being, Colony Management, and portions of the Infant Primate Research Laboratory. The Associate Director is expected to support academic research activities within the division and opportunities exist for development of independent research interests.
Within the limits of available resources, the Division of Primate Resources must provide the components necessary to ensure a high level of animal care and successful completion of research studies utilizing nonhuman primates. These components include all aspects of animal resource management; acquisition and production, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery, psychological well-being and environmental enrichment, pathology, and health and genetics monitoring. Additionally, this position is integral to assuring Primate Center and University compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, guidelines and policies. This position is expected to maintain and provide expert guidance and advice regarding care and use of nonhuman primates on a local, national, and international level.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is accountable for providing a fully compliant, efficient system and portfolio of services that meet the current and evolving needs of the animals, research community, local and national regulatory agencies, WaNPRC personnel and external partners. The Associate Director, DPR is charged with maintaining an effective communication and collaboration network across the scope of responsibilities and delivering services and resources in a responsive, best practices, and cost-effective environment.
Expected areas of applicable skills and management oversight will be in clinical medicine and surgery, reproductive physiology and breeding colony management, research support, personnel, budget, and facility and resource management. Leadership in teaching and education, protocol development and research design, public speaking, and writing are important aspects. Building productive, collaborative interactions with diverse research support and investigative groups will have a high priority. Consultative and training/educational interaction with the Department of Comparative Medicine and other University of Washington and external units will be expected.
The Associate Director for Primate Resources also supports the effort to perform outstanding research within the division in areas appropriate to Primate Resources units. As a research institution, the WaNPRC is expected to pursue academic research activities and the Associate Director will have broad supervision of this effort. In addition, opportunities exist for development of independent research interests in conjunction with other activities. The Associate Director will also participate in grant preparation for areas related to Primate Resources or specific research interests.
The Associate Director will utilize available resources to insure compliance with all applicable local and national regulatory requirements to insure continuance of the Center's outstanding animal care program.
The Associate Director will have membership on both the Senior Management Team and Steering Committee, and will be an integral part of the leadership team for the WaNPRC. The Center emphasizes coordinated, interdependent operations and the Associate Director will represent Primate Resources as well as support other members of the Senior Management Team.
Division administrative management (budget, personnel, grant prep., etc.) WaNPRC research oversight Collaborative research support for protocol development, support, and oversight Compliance management and oversight Senior Management Team, Steering Committee participation
As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Associate Director actively models the WaNPRC Core Values of commitment to research, teamwork, accountability and productivity, and communications and fosters development of these values throughout the Center.
Participate in ongoing planning and management discussions to successfully resolve pertinent issues and challenges.
Participate in long range strategic planning processes to develop and implement effective strategic goals and directions for the Center.
Provide information and recommendations to the Director and Senior Management Team regarding components of Research Resources Division.
Perform other related duties as required.
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Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of research compliance in a scientific, research or academic setting, including at least 5 years relevant, substantive experience interpreting and applying federal regulations in a research-intensive environment, including a senior leadership role related to animal research compliance.
Distinguished record of research and/or nonhuman primate management and extensive experience with the AAALAC accreditation and regulatory compliance processes.
Broad knowledge of the appropriate, ethical and progressive conduct of nonhuman primate animal research including federal regulations regarding animal research activities, protocol development and research support, and the responsible conduct of research training programs.
Vision to create and implement an effective, productive, responsive and collaborative program and services that promotes ethical and responsible use of laboratory animals and respects the time, effort and contributions of all personnel.
Managerial expertise in personnel supervision and development, financial management, strategic planning, compliance, change management, and ongoing process improvement.
Fiscal experience and expertise in budget preparation, budget management and review, complex analysis relating to fiscal components of program operations and strategic objectives.
Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills combined with a faculty/investigator-oriented, customer service approach. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse faculty, staff and investigators across a wide range of scientific disciplines.
Documented experience in successful grant writing, monitoring and reporting.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively and apply sound judgment to complex, confidential and/or highly-sensitive communication. Understanding of and experience with developing and managing communication and information operations in a complex biomedical research facility.
Excellent organization skills with the ability to lead and work effectively under pressure, manage multiple tasks in multiple venues concurrently, meet deadlines and respond to emerging priorities.
Familiarity with electronic research management systems and supporting technological infrastructure required for a modern and responsive animal research enterprise. Identifies, integrates and implements processes and systems in consultation with DPR staff, IT, Senior Management Team, and others to meet the needs of the WaNPRC and research community.
Experience consulting with scientific and technical personnel regarding animal research and required resources, including the development and implementation life cycle of animal research protocols.
Documented ability to serve as a strong advocate for investigators and personnel in all areas of animal research, and capacity to promote the UW and WaNPRC as leaders in responsible, ethical research to external constituencies.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DCLAM, PhD, MBA, peer academic research institution experience and/or NPRC
LEAN or similar formal process improvement certification and training.
Condition of Employment:
Work typically exceeds a 40 hour week. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the UW's Employee Health Clinic. The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, immunizations, such as tetanus and vaccinia, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment. These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment. May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 12/01/2017.
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