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The Office of Research Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is looking to fill the position of Director Animal Regulatory Compliance (DARC). This position will develop and implement a comprehensive education-based animal care and use training program. Support the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), post approval monitoring, and regulatory affairs for research and education involving vertebrate animals. Ensure compliance with university policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines.
Direct the administrative activities of the office supporting the IACUC and Exec Director Animal Care & Use Program (ACUP); assist the IACUC and Exec Director to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations; oversee IACUC protocol submission process; review and approve electronic submission systems.
Develop and monitor departmental budget; review and approve operating expenditures; develop and implement policies and procedures consistent with accrediting agencies, federal, state, and local regulations; develop, implement, and monitor comprehensive, education based programs to promote and facilitate compliance in coordination with the IACUC and LAMS; develop customized trainings as needed to promote and facilitate humane and compliant animal care in research.
Serve as a liaison to federal and state regulators and to accrediting bodies; monitor and support the completion and timely filing of all reports to said agencies; disseminate information regarding current regulatory issues and their impact on university research operations; investigate and report suspected or known instances of noncompliance. Ensure appropriate resolution of non-compliance issues.
Facilitate mandatory semi-annual review of the entire animal care and use program and the resolution of any identified concerns; coordinate regulatory and quality assurance/quality improvement site visits, report deficiencies, and follow-up on issues with appropriate agencies.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field.
11 years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Experience with vertebrate animal research and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs);
Experience preparing and reviewing regulatory documents;
Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA).
Seven (7) years of experience in legal or regulatory compliance.
Three (3) years supervision.
Internal Number: 56641
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