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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Animal Studies Committee. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Director, Senior IACUC Administrator is responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining an effective, quality and service oriented institutional-wide animal research compliance program to assure the humane treatment of and protection of animal subjects participating in research, testing or teaching programs. The Senior IACUC Administrator works closely with the Institutional Official, the Chair of the IACUC and the Attending Veterinarian to provide services that support efforts of WU faculty and research team members to achieve a culture of ethical conduct of research and compliance. The Sr. Administrator establishes and maintains processes for the effective and timely review and approval of animal protocols that assure the conduct of research is in accordance with federal, state, local laws and regulations, accreditation standards, national best practices and WU policies. The Sr. Administrator oversees the delivery of effective educational programs targeted to faculty and research team members conducting research. In addition, the Sr. Administrator oversees the Post-Approval Monitoring program and, in conjunction with the IACUC, assures implementation of policy, procedures and process improvements and training enhancements to continuously improve the program. Serves as a strategic partner with WU parties responsible for research compliance including but not limited to IBC, Radiation Safety, Sponsored Research Services, University Compliance and Office of the General Counsel.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the development of institutional animal care and use policies, procedures, programs and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assure compliance with regulations, laws and accreditation standards. Works closely with the IACUC to assure review and approval of new and revised policies, procedures and SOPs.
Directs the University’s efforts to conduct effective reviews and approvals of IACUC protocols in a highly efficient manner. Manages the IACUC Committee agenda, documentation and regulatory requirements. Serves as a member of the IACUC. Implements IACUC approved policies and procedures to assure the protection of animals, congruency between funded awards and approved use of animals in research, testing and teaching and compliance with regulatory agency regulations.
Directs the activity of the post-approval monitoring (PAM) program to help faculty conduct high-quality and ethical research that is in accordance with their approved protocol, agency regulations and national best-practices. Works with the IACUC to identify trends and opportunities from the PAM activity for continuously improving the systems, policies, processes and education programs.
Assures that effective communication, training and education programs are developed, delivered and monitored for IACUC members, faculty and research team members regarding regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices.
Assures the effective and timely conduct of the semi-annual program review of the animal care and use program and the semi-annual facility inspection. Provides training and regular updates to IACUC members participating in this review.
Collaborates with the AV to respond to external agencies for reporting, site visits and other regulatory reviews. Coordinates inquiries, problem reports and concerns about the animal care and use program from faculty, staff, students, general public, sponsor or regulatory agencies. Works closely with the IO, AV and Chair to prepare PHS assurance, accreditation applications and responses to reviews.
Assures the timely preparation and submission of required reports to sponsor, regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies, in compliance with regulations, policies and nationally accepted standards.
Directs the IACUC administrative processes including establishing strategic priorities and work plans, supervision of staff, budget preparation and management, protocol electronic system, communication and training programs for the faculty and research team members regarding regulations, policies and practices.
Monitors the regulatory environment to monitor for changes in regulations that affect the institutional animal care and use program. Proposes strategies to respond to such changes.
Other Duties as assigned.
Master’s degree or equivalent experience and background. 3-5 years’ experience managing an IACUC program.
Certification or achievement of certification as a Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) within one year of hire.
Strong commitment to the ethical guidelines and welfare of animals used in research Ability to serve as a change agent for the continuous improvement and enhancement of the University’s program
Effective written and oral communication skills
Experience in accreditation programs
Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated management experience
Demonstrates good judgment and independent decision making capabilities
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Primarily office based although access to animal facilities and other laboratories where biological, chemical or radioactive materials may be in use may occur.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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