Compliance Liaison

Job description

Job location: Veterinary School


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-15
Req: JR00002167
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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Compliance Liaison

Job Profile Title

Administrative Coordinator

Job Description Summary

Position Summary
The Compliance Liaison’s (CL) primary roles will be focus on compliance activities (reporting to the Office of Animal Welfare Faculty Director, through the Associate Director for Compliance). In conjunction with the other members of the compliance liaison team, the CL will perform post-approval monitoring reviews, coordinate and conduct visits of all animal research laboratories, and facilitate any necessary follow-up training. The CL will also review Incidents of potential non-compliance reported to the OAW or IACUC, and work with the IACUC Compliance Subcommittee to facilitate reviews and resolution of non-compliant incidents. The CL will assist the CL team to complete the IACUC site-visit process for new facilities and the routine semi-annual site-visit reviews. This will involve coordination with IACUC members, associated offices (ULAR veterinarians, safety personnel, and facilities representatives) during the visits. The training activities that the CL will be a part of range from creation of new and enhancement of existing IACUC trainings. The CL will be an ad hoc member of the IACUC Compliance Subcommittee and other IACUC Subcommittees as assigned. Support the Office of Animal Welfare with animal welfare/IACUC outside audits and inspections. Perform other IACUC associated monitoring and coordination projects as assigned.

Duties
The Compliance Liaison’s (CL) primary roles will be focus on compliance activities (reporting to the Office of Animal Welfare Faculty Director, through the Associate Director for Compliance). In conjunction with the other members of the compliance liaison team, the CL will perform post-approval monitoring reviews, coordinate and conduct visits of all animal research laboratories, and facilitate any necessary follow-up training. The CL will also review Incidents of potential non-compliance reported to the OAW or IACUC, and work with the IACUC Compliance Subcommittee to facilitate reviews and resolution of non-compliant incidents. The CL will assist the CL team to complete the IACUC site-visit process for new facilities and the routine semi-annual site-visit reviews. This will involve coordination with IACUC members, associated offices (ULAR veterinarians, safety personnel, and facilities representatives) during the visits. The training activities that the CL will be a part of range from creation of new and enhancement of existing IACUC trainings. The CL will be an ad hoc member of the IACUC Compliance Subcommittee and other IACUC Subcommittees as assigned. Support the Office of Animal Welfare with animal welfare/IACUC outside audits and inspections. Perform other IACUC associated monitoring and coordination projects as assigned. Periodic travel between Philadelphia and Kennett Square campuses is required.

Job Description

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biological, animal science fields or veterinary technology. AALAS certification at ALAT or LAT degree preferred. Applicants with an Associate degree may also be considered, particularly applicants with extensive biomedical research or veterinary clinical experience. 2-3 years of animal research experience required and IACUC administration or animal welfare compliance 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, veterinary staff, and IACUC members. Proficiency with various computer programs (databases and web-based applications) will be necessary to complete all duties performed by the CL. 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 essential. Familiarization with various regulatory requirements will be necessary to make appropriate assessments of activities and in formulating applicable training activities.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$20.00 - $36.00

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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.

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/24/2019
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