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The Institutional Animal Care and Use (“IACUC”) Program Administrator ensures the University’s Animal Care and Use Program is and remains compliant with federal, state and local regulations and policies governing the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching or testing. The selected candidate will oversee and manage the daily administrative activities associated with the Animal Care and Use Program, which involves overseeing and organizing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities, developing policies and procedures, managing reports of non-compliance, and facilitating strategic program management and goal setting activities. In conjunction with the Director, this position will coordinate staff support activities relating to the IACUC Program. The IACUC Administrator will also review and approve protocols, act as a voting member on the IACUC, prepare IACUC meeting minutes as assigned and serve as a resource for researchers while guiding them in maintaining compliant research programs. The incumbent will assist with the development, implementation and presentation of the research compliance education and training programs for research staff and students using vertebrate animals, maintain professional relationships with regulatory agencies and accrediting body colleagues, independently complete and submit related reports, and inform committees, faculty, and staff of relevant information obtained. The IACUC Administrator is expected to participate in professional development activities to maintain current knowledge of the regulations and national accreditation standards. This position is also expected to serve as the subject matter expert for the development and maintenance of related databases and electronic systems and assist in training the University community to use the electronic systems. The selected candidate will promote the University as a key player in the IACUC compliance arena by participating in and presenting at national conferences. The incumbent will develop, organize, prepare for and participate in IACUC related activities (e.g., AAALAC site visits, USDA inspections, facility inspections, and education activities for animal users) and support the activities of other compliance programs as need.
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and experience with research administration is preferred. The selected candidate should have earned, or be eligible to earn the Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) credential. Candidates must be able to exercise a wide range of independent judgment and discretion, maintain confidentiality, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have demonstrated the ability to work independently. Familiarity of federal, state and local regulations and policies governing research is preferred. The relevant documents include; the Animal Welfare Act Regulations, and the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the NIH Guidelines for Research involving Recombinant DNA Molecules. The candidate should be proficient with Microsoft office and experience and/or knowledge of electronic data management systems is desired. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/69790
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