IACUC Specialist - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (A1700250)

Champaign, IL
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Specialist

The University of Illinois' IACUC (https://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/iacuc) is seeking a Specialist to join our team to serve as a UI campus lead and primary resource for post-approval monitoring of activities involving the care and use of animals to ensure compliance with approved protocols and with University policies and government regulations.

The IACUC provides oversight and helps ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and policies governing the care and use of research and teaching animals.

Responsibilities and Duties
Organize and conduct post-approval monitoring of animal care and use for active protocols and projects. This may include conducting annual reviews, visiting labs, reviewing records, documenting specific findings, and generating investigator notifications. Prepare written reports and conduct follow-up inspections or investigations as needed. Follow-up on observations, recommendations, and training deficiencies with investigators. Conduct concordance reviews between grants and protocols and submit verifications to granting agencies, as needed. Coordinate official visits by IACUC sub-committees and ad-hoc compliance inspections of animal facilities and participate in formal investigations. Communicate with investigators and animal users to maintain sound working relationships and exchange of information. Help create, manage, and disseminate training materials for animal users and IACUC members regarding animal care and use that may be provided on-line or in person. Serve as a non-voting member of the IACUC, providing advice and summarizing monitoring activities during meetings. Remain current on federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations pertaining to the use of animals for research and teaching. Conduct preliminary reviews of animal use protocols and manage submissions to ensure timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with university policies and federal regulations. Investigate and document animal welfare complaints across campus. Coordinate activities with other compliance offices on campus as necessary. Provide support to the Director with operational functions as assigned.

In addition, the Specialist will monitor and facilitate the use of the online protocol system, including assisting users and monitoring system notifications to assure timely completion of required activities. Represent IACUC on various ad hoc committees as requested. Engage in continuing education by attending meetings relevant to IACUC administration (sponsored by OLAW, USDA, PRIM&R, SCAW, etc.) to maintain familiarity with current federal regulations and guidelines for animal use in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree (required), or Master's degree or higher (preferred) in a science, technical or closely-related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending on the nature and depth of experience as it relates to this position.

Required qualifications include: Experience in laboratory or agricultural animal research; familiarity with methods of animal dosing, blood collection, drug administration, aseptic techniques, assessment and monitoring of normal animal behavior and associated handling and restraint; experience with enforcement, application and knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the use of animals in research and teaching; knowledge of medical and/scientific terminology; effective communication, personal relations, leadership and organizational, skills; computer proficiency in standard office applications such as MS Office Suite; ability to work effectively both as a part of a team/leader and independently with minimal supervision; and ability to foster constructive relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and other constituencies.

Preferred qualifications include: Familiarity with the application of university animal research protocols, post approval monitoring, and IACUC procedures; experience with development and delivery of training and educational courses; AALAS certification at a LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician) or higher level; and Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) certification, or willingness to obtain within a year after employment.

Proposed start date: as soon as possible after closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status: Regular 100% academic professional appointment / 12 month service basis. Benefit eligible position.

Applications must be received by Friday, May 19, 2017. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Interviews may occur before the closing date, however, all applications received by the closing date will be given full consideration. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, susankey@illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Organization Name: Inst Animal Care and Use Cmte
College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/24/2017
Close Date: 05/19/2017


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