Under the direction of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Associate Compliance Analyst, IACUC/IBC serves as administrative support in ensuring compliance with institutional, departmental, federal and state regulations including subject matters such as animal subject research, recombinant nucleic acids, select agents and toxins, dual use research of concern, controlled substances, required trainings, and bio-safety; and policies governing responsible conduct of research (RCR). The analyst provides support for associated institutional research boards such as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and the Institutional Review Entity (IRE). The analyst provides support in evaluation of compliance requirements for sponsored programs and material transfers, working closely with Technology Transfer and Sponsored Programs.
The analyst provides protocol pre-review and distribution of materials related to reviews, renewals or amendments. The individual will also assist in administrative amendment reviews, provide direction and guidance concerning the requirements and obligations for the ethical and compliant conduct animal subject and biosafety research and assist in post-approval monitoring. Duties also include assisting with initial and ongoing educational and regulatory guidance, providing direction to investigators, research office staff, students, and Institutional Review Board members, and appropriately handling of confidential and proprietary information, including grant and award information.
The individual will exercise independent discretion and decision-making skills and function as a departmental team member, provide backup support to management and provide directives to staff as appropriate. The individual will provide support in other areas of research compliance as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in physical, pharmacological or life sciences, or related discipline.
One to two years professional or research experience in biological, medical or chemical research, or regulatory compliance.
Familiarity with research regulation including but not limited to the ability to apply PHS and USDA regulations for animal welfare, biosafety, chemical hazards, financial conflict of interest regulations to research projects.
Familiarity with research regulations and guidelines of federal and state agencies.
Must possess high-level organization skills, the ability to handle multiple assignments and perform against deadlines with frequent interruptions and competing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
Demonstrated experience and precision in data gathering, compilation information, and preparing reports.
Must be willing to pursue additional education and attend regulatory conferences
Communication and other skills:
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and very detail oriented.
Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with personnel and professional staff. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and culturally appropriate communication skills (including technical writing).
Ability to analyze and solve problems and to make evaluative judgments.
Demonstrated computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
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