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The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) provides administrative support to VT's compliance committees responsible for reviewing and approving research involving humans and animals, and biohazardous agents. The ORC also assists researchers with the fulfillment of their responsibility for sustaining University compliance in these areas, which supports the continued permission from applicable federal agencies to conduct research at our institution. The Office of Research Compliance ORC has an opening for a IACUC Protocol Reviewer and Post Approval Monitor. The IACUC Protocol Reviewer and Post Approval Monitor, under the supervision of the IACUC Administrator and IACUC committee, will be responsible for providing a preliminary administrative review of animal research protocols/amendments and implementation of a post approval monitoring program.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Provide administrative review of incoming protocols/amendments. -Work with researchers to develop complete, accurate protocols for IACUC review. -Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines, and ethical codes related to animals in research and biosafety related regulations. -Conduct random and for-cause reviews of researchers' documentation and procedures, which includes interviewing researchers, staff, and others to ensure the laboratory animal experiments are performed in accordance with approved IACUC protocols and federal regulations. -Investigating reported issues on behalf of the IACUC. -Inform the IACUC of any protocol/investigator non-compliance activities. -Contribute with development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk. -Apply knowledge of IACUC-related regulations and guidelines to day-to-day operations.
This position will require site visits to different university-support facilities and observation of a variety of animal species in confined areas, and will require the incumbent to traverse a variety of terrains, walk distances, and stand for long periods of time.
- B.S. in biological fields or related field, or equivalent level of training/experience; - Demonstrated knowledge of animal techniques including: blood collection, drug administration, aseptic technique as well as recognition of normal animal behavior and appropriate handling of research animals; - Demonstrated ability to read and interpret complex documents such as IACUC protocols, federal and state regulations, and policies; - Ability to write and communicate technical information concisely and effectively; - Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population; - Demonstrated ability to work both as part of a team and independently; - Demonstrated experience in effective planning and using organizational skills to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects; - Demonstrated proficiency with standard office suite applications (such as Microsoft Office Suite) and databases.
- Working experience with or training in problem-solving and negotiation; - Working knowledge of the following guides and regulations: 1) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 2) Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 3) USDA Animal Welfare Regulations, or 4) Association for Assessment and accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) - Experience in handling complex and confidential material; - AALAS certification at Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or higher level; - CPIA certified.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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