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The successful IACUC Director thrives on handling complex tasks with the aim of facilitating the conduct of research through the optimal implementation and procedural directives of an animal care and use program. This position will understand the specific needs or requirements of investigators and to take action accordingly should a regulatory or administrative issue arise. This position partners with the IACUC chair and Attending Veterinarian to achieve the directives set by the IACUC generally by developing new systems, new products/offerings, new methods or approaches, and new operating procedures; considers the intentions/goals of the regulatory environment and figures out the best way to fulfill them. The director would act with substantial discretion, balancing several goals at once with the idea to minimize costs/risks and maximize benefits/returns. The director is expected to develop innovative solutions as challenges arise in animal research that may have precedent-setting implications for the U. It is important that this position has an understanding of the implications of decisions and actions of the IACUC on other segments of the University.
The director reports to the University’s Institutional Official (IO) and Associate Vice President for Research/Deputy IO. It is expected that the person in this position be a CPIA, certified professional in IACUC Administration, upon arrival or obtain the certification within the first year of their hire date.
Responsible for ensuring that the U complies with all laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the care and use of animals in research, teaching, and testing
Apply detailed working knowledge of the regulations and program guidance (AWAR, PHS policy, the Guide)
Identify risks and develop strategies to avoid institutional and researcher noncompliance
Conduct training, education and orientations for IACUC members and PIs
Coordination and conduct of protocol prescreening and reviews
Pre-screen protocols for completeness (verify PI has responded to all questions)
Verify the personnel listed on the protocol have completed training and OHSP
Supervise up to 7 FTE responsible for committee meetings, inspections, investigations and program reviews.
Oversee IACUC administrative operations including the creation and review of the operation’s budget, work plan and procedures
Prepare and distribute reports (AAALAC, IO, OLAW, USDA)
Maintain IACUC records
Prepare and revise the organization’s OLAW Assurance, USDA registration, and AAALAC accreditation
Advise the IACUC and IO on relevant regulations and policies
Coordinate the assistance for PIs with preparing protocols and satisfying regulatory requirements
Facilitate communication between the IO, IACUC members, AV, PIs, and others and serve as an informational resource
Manage IACUC investigations
Facilitate USDA inspection by providing all requested documents
Serve as point of contact for USDA officers and AAALAC visitors
Follow up with program/facility deficiencies and corrections
Develop and maintain IACUC SOPs and policies
Develop and maintain websites and newsletters
Provide responses as requested by appropriate institutional officer to animal rights activism and initiate appropriate responses and respond to Data Privacy Act (DPA) requests
Develop and maintain emergency disaster program
About the Department
The IACUC office administratively supports the IACUC membership and their role to ensure that the highest animal welfare standards are maintained along with the conduct of accurate, valid scientific research through the supervision, coordination, training, guidance, and review of every project proposed to include the use of vertebrate animals at the University of Minnesota. The IACUC office reports directly to the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
How To Apply
Applications will be reviewed beginning 06/01/21 and accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be made electronically through the University of Minnesota's Career website at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job (job ID 340509). Please submit the following documents online: a cover letter expressing interest in the position and addressing how your record meets the responsibilities and stated qualifications; a current CV/resume; and contact information for three professional references.
If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process or to request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Boyd Kumher, email@example.com
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Requires a BA/BS and at least 12 years of experience or advanced degree and 10 years of experience with animal based research and/or its compliance
Proven management experience and history of supervising groups
A terminal or advanced degree in a disciplinary field utilizing animal based research
Demonstrated excellence in a discipline
A CPIA—certified professional in IACUC Administration
Experience with AAALAC reviews and accreditation
Experience managing semi-annual review of an animal care program
Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex issues and problem solve
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven success with management and leadership of animal care programs
Experience with risk identification and developing strategies to avoid institutional and researcher noncompliance
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 340509
About University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
The mission of the University of Minnesota is deeply connected to the conduct of research. It is of critical importance to the reputation and future of this institution that we remain committed to the highest standards of research integrity in all work conducted in our institution.