Research Compliance Administrator for IACUC and IBC

Denver, USA, Colorado
Apr 29, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

This position will be part of a team working to create a culture of compliance at the University of Denver (DU) ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, policies and guidelines to create a successful research compliance program. The successful candidate will bring to DU a background in research administration, including broad knowledge of compliance regulations. S/he will have outstanding interpersonal and management skills, a collaborative style, and experience working with faculty, staff, and students in achieving their research goals.

Essential Functions

  • Provide review of incoming protocols and work with researchers to develop complete, accurate protocols for IACUC and IBC review from submission to final resolution.
  • Independently conduct post-approval monitoring of IACUC and IBC protocols, involving the review of study documentation, providing education and training to investigators and other research personnel, inspecting research laboratories and generating reports for compliance committees, Institutional Official and Research Integrity Director.
  • Point person for receipt of all reviewers comments for integration into understandable, concise communication of IACUC and IBC issues to PIs, evaluate actions taken by investigators in response to IACUC or IBC concerns, and work with reviewers to determine final protocol status.
  • Serve as the regulatory expert on animal research and biosafety issues.
  • Liaison between department, investigators and research staff.
  • Provide timely and accurate guidance to investigators on preparations and submission of new protocol submissions.
  • Establish training and work with existing training programs for educational purposes and provide outreach efforts.
  • 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.
  • Oversee recording and production of official minutes of all meetings.
  • Work closely with the IACUC and IBC supervisor to provide administrative support in the review and processing of submissions.
  • Provide accurate and timely IACUC and IBC correspondence and written reports.
  • Train and advise researchers in the preparation of IACUC and IBC protocols and procedures.

Other Functions

  • Manage the research compliance matters for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee IBC).
  • Conduct regulatory reviews on IACUC and IBC submissions designated by the IACUC and/or IBC Chair, and/or Research Integrity Director.
  • Advise the research community about animal and biosafety issues and institutional policy.
  • Participate in training the research community.
  • Manage the Electronic Management System, IRBNet for IACUC and IBC; maintaining the database to track all active, pending, and terminated protocols/proposals.
  • Coordinate and attends IACUC and IBC committee meetings, responsible for documenting and finalizing meeting minutes, and issues correspondence.
  • Assist with special projects to address current and anticipated needs of the University's compliance program requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Background or experience in biologic sciences.
  • Familiarity with laboratory procedures and processes and working with research personnel (faculty and graduate students).
  • Experience with computerized databases and Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a scientific research discipline.
  • Experience reviewing and editing animal and biosafety research proposals and applying federal rules and regulations.
  • Experience with the Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
  • Previous experience working with an IACUC.
  • Previous experience working with an IBC.
  • Experience using IRBNet electronic protocol system.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.