The University of Arizona’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Program is in search of a Director. This position will be responsible for ensuring the IACUC program maintains compliance with the requirements of the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), AAALAC accreditation, and USDA. The Director will oversee the activities of the IACUC office, manage the activities of the IACUC Committee, develop a comprehensive post-approval monitoring program, and serve as a regulatory compliance expert in consultation with the IACUC, Attending Veterinarian, and Institutional Official.
The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated knowledge and skill in IACUC administration, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to provide a high level of customer service while ensuring sustained compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and institutional guidelines.
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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• Manage the administrative activities of the IACUC Office, including supervision of staff and processes;• Manage the activities of the IACUC Committee, including recruitment and reappointment of committee members;• Develop and provide IACUC member orientation and training;• Develop and provide new PI orientation and training;• Provide institutional and regulatory guidance regarding the care and use of animals in teaching and research;• Identify risks and develop strategies to avoid institutional and researcher non-compliance;• Identify and manage regulatory overreach;• Develop and update IACUC policies and training materials to meet institutional and regulatory requirements;• Manage regular lab and facility inspections for the Semi-Annual Animal Program Review;• Manage the Semi-Annual Animal Program Review, including the report to the IO;• Receive animal welfare or non-compliance complaints, facilitate investigations and institutional and regulatory reporting;• Prepare reports, summaries, spreadsheets and drafts for the IACUC, IO, and senior administration;• Initiate and route IACUC MOUs and route Interinstitutional Assurances;• Serve as an IACUC member, including protocol and amendment review, as assigned;• Perform annual continuing review of protocols with Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, or United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding and/or using USDA-regulated species;• Perform protocol and amendment administrative pre-review for high complexity submissions, as needed;• Collect data and prepare draft annual reports to the USDA, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), AAALAC International, and others as requested• Perform data management for program operations, assessment, and Quality Assurance;• Participate as a member of other University Committees, as appropriate;• Attend seminars and training sessions to fully develop proficiency with regulatory requirements;• IACUC website updates and maintenance• Additional duties may be assigned.
To apply for the posting please go here: https://uacareers.com/postings/43022, job #A24269.
• Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field• More than 1 year of IACUC administration experience and/or 3 years professional animal care and husbandry experience
• LATG level AALAS technician certification• CPIA Certification• Master’s degree in appropriate field• More than 10 years of professional animal care and husbandry and/or IACUC administration experience