ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF IACUC ADMINISTRATION

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Mar 09, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: Reporting to the Director of the Office of Animal Welfare, the Assistant Director of IACUC Administration will be responsible for directly managing the protocol review process, grant congruency confirmations, establishing MOUs with subcontracted entities, and the administrative staff of the Office of Animal Welfare. This position will maintain knowledge of and assist in interpreting federal regulatory requirements and other policies. The AD will work with University-wide committees to disseminate information, provide guidance, leadership, and develop policies and procedures to assure efficient and user-friendly protocol review process and University compliance with USDA and OLAW regulations and AAALAC guidance. The AD will have frequent communications with faculty and departmental administrators and will work collaboratively with many University Offices. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: create, coordinate, and implement strategies to improve office productivity, efficiency of protocol flow, and faculty support which will include being a resource to investigators for protocol development, focusing on animal care, euthanasia and other clinical or humane endpoints. Assist the Director in long term strategic planning initiatives and regulatory reporting, assume primary office leadership responsibilities in the Director's absence and will serve as an IACUC member.

Qualifications: VMD or DVM degree, ACLAM preferred or Master's degree required, PhD preferred with 5 to 7 years of experience in IACUC processes. Experience in laboratory animal medicine or IACUC administration is required as well as an in-depth knowledge of and ability to correctly interpret animal welfare laws, regulations, and policies. Prior experience with in-vivo research. Management experience overseeing direct reports is preferred, but candidates with indirect reporting experience will be considered. Strong communication, interpersonal, writing and information technology skills are required. A faculty-oriented, customer service approach is paramount, demonstrating an ability to work effectively and diplomatically in a professional manner as well as to develop strong relationships and trust internally with faculty, their staff and University administrative staff. Excellent organization skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and supervise assigned staff are required.

Reference Number: 83-25231

Salary Grade: 029

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration