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The Director of the Animal Research Protection Division of the Office of Research Protections (ORP) is responsible for formulating the strategic business plan for all training and compliance activities regarding the use of animals in teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh, and has accountability for the administrative and fiscal management of the division. The Director is also responsible for managing a staff of professionals to conduct activities on behalf of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), such as protocol review. The individual is responsible for formulating and implementing training programs to assure that University faculty, staff, and students are qualified to perform studies using animals, and that they are cognizant of all regulations regarding animal use. The individual collaborates with the IACUC Chair and Attending Veterinarian in developing and implementing policies, procedures and guidelines directed at animal welfare. In addition, the employee is responsible for developing a business plan for auditing research and teaching activities that employ animal subjects, as well as inspections to assure that all University, state and federal regulations regarding the use of animals are observed. The individual serves as a voting member of the IACUC, and is responsible for implementation of all activities mandated by this committee. The employee serves as a primary resource for the University community regarding animal use issues. The employee is responsible for formulating and monitoring annual budgets and supervising, evaluating and mentoring the staff members in the Animal Research Protection division of the Office of Research Protections.
Qualifications: PhD, DVM, or other professional degree or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with CPIA (Certified Professional in IACUC Administration) credential.
Incumbent must have at least 5 years of animal research regulatory experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 21002442
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education. PITT is a state-related research university, and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. PITT investigators defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, led the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight. PITT is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a $23 billion health care provider and insurer. UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care and is the largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania.