IACUC Junior Compliance Coordinator - Institutional Animal Care & Use Commit

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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IACUC Junior Compliance Coordinator 

The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for the position of IACUC Junior Compliance Coordinator. Principal Investigators in the UT Knoxville area who utilize animals for teaching and research must submit animal use protocols and amendments for review by the IACUC committee in accordance with federal mandates, state and local laws, and UT policies and procedures. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure animal-based research and teaching is conducted in full compliance with all applicable regulations.  This position will be responsible for oversight of Knoxville-area animal care and use protocols, conducting regular reviews of approved animal use activity in the lab animal facilities, classrooms, laboratories and the field. Guidance and/or recommendations for corrective action are provided to the investigators, as needed.  This individual will work with the Senior Compliance Coordinator and coordinate efforts to provide oversight of animal use activities, assist with education of research and teaching personnel, and assist with investigations of compliance-related concerns.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Conducts routine audits of teaching and research activities involving animal use and ensures investigator compliance with IACUC-approved protocols, federal regulations and policies.
  • Debriefs investigators regarding audit results. Provides ongoing guidance regarding protocol updates and identified deficiencies.
  • Documents audit findings, prepares audit reports.  Presents results and suggests corrective/preventative action plans to the IACUC Director, IACUC committee and Institutional Official (IO) as appropriate.
  • Addresses animal welfare concerns.  Provides recommendations for development of new or revision of current policies.
  • Provides support and technical expertise for investigators in the development of protocols and amendments to existing protocols.
  • Attends monthly IACUC meetings and summarizes results of post-approval monitoring sessions, adverse events and compliance concerns.
  • Participates in semi-annual facility inspections and semi-annual programmatic review.
  • Attends training, conferences, and other meetings as required.
  • Assists senior Compliance Coordinator with the development and implementation of new training programs.
  • Assists with maintenance of IACUC SharePoint and WordPress websites.
  • Performs other tasks at the request of the IACUC Director or Senior Compliance Coordinator.


Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s Degree in Animal Science, Life Science, or related field, and a Minimum of one year of experience working with animals in a research or teaching environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with IACUC function.  Must have knowledge of animal welfare laws and regulations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, Life Science, or related field.  At least one year of experience as a veterinary technician preferred. Surgical experience preferred. Veterinary Technician License preferred.



Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Institutional Animal Care & Use Commit
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 31, 2021, 9:54:01 PM

Organization

Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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