PROTOCOL SPECIALIST/IACUC ADMINISTRATOR

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Protocol Specialist/IACUC Administrator's (PS/IA) primary role will be to focus on performing and managing IACUC pre-review of protocols and amendments, as well as help coordinate administrative and technical projects within the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). In conjunction with the other members of the administrative team, the PS/IA will perform protocol and amendment pre-reviews, manage the IACUC review process, and serve as the first line of support for the research community for questions about the online protocol system (ARIES) and protocol reviews. Additional support provided to the research community will include providing training for ARIES protocol submissions and participating in the Laboratory Animal Research Coordinator (LARC) training program. The PS/IA will also assist with subaward and memorandum of understanding (MOU) requests, protocol-grant congruency checks, website maintenance, and act as a liaison with technical support services. Additional duties include helping to prepare for and attending IACUC meetings (navigating review of documents and protocol submissions, recording decisions, and generating minutes), assisting with training for new IACUC members, maintaining office standard operating procedures, managing inter-office webinars on animal welfare topics, and serving as an ad-hoc member of the IACUC Training Subcommittee.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required, preferrably in biology or animal science fields, Master's degree highly preferred, plus 2 to 3 years of IACUC-related work or animal research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPIA (or eligible for exam) is preferred. Additional experience in biomedical research is a strong preference. Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as excellent interpersonal and customer service skills is required for interactions with PIs, laboratory personnel, and IACUC Committee and subcommittees. A customer service attitude is also required. Proficiency with various computer programs (databases and web-based applications) will be essential to complete all duties performed by the Protocol Specialist/IACUC Administrator. The ability to multi-task, organize various activities, work under time constraints, handle sensitive matters with discretion and professionalism while maintaining confidentiality, and work both independently and collaboratively within groups is crucial. Familiarization with various regulatory requirements will be necessary to make appropriate assessments of proposed activities and in formulating applicable guidance for researchers to revise their protocol/amendment accordingly.

Reference Number: 83-26800

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Special Requirements:

Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative