IACUC Administrator at Cornell University

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Type: Full Time
Location: Ithaca, New York

Job Description:

Job Description

IACUC Administrator
Compliance Associate III - Band F
Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)

The Office of Research Integrity and Assurance has an immediate opening for an Administrator to serve as a member of the professional team supporting the Cornell Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

What you will primarily do:
Provide expert guidance to animal users and committee members regarding regulatory and policy requirements for the institution's animal care and use program.
In conjunction with other members of the IACUC team, assist in the management of IACUC meetings, and provide administrative support for the review and approval of IACUC protocols and amendments.
Interface with the Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and animal facility staff to answer questions related to animal care and use issues, policies, or procedures.
Provide assistance to researchers in completing animal use protocols.
Interface with the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) when IACUC protocols have associated external funding and performs comparisons of grant applications and approved protocols to determine congruency and corrective actions.
Conduct quality assurance reviews to verify compliance with approved protocols and to answer researcher's questions related to their animal use programs. Takes responsibility for identifying, proposing, and implementing improvements to the QA program.
Participating in the review and approval process for protocol and amendment proposals including performing a thorough review of incoming proposals, coordinating IACUC member reviews, and finalizing approval requirements.

Additional duties will include
Assigning the required IACUC training for individuals named on protocols.
Assisting with the development and review of internal and external reports related to the IACUC.
Troubleshooting and resolving issues within the protocol management system, and will contribute to the testing, training and implementation of new research administration software.
Participating in the development and presentation of IACUC training sessions for faculty, students, committee members and staff, and in the development and revision of policies, guidance documents, newsletters and other tools designed to assist researchers and committee members.
Serving as backup to other IACUC professionals.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in life sciences with knowledge of research involving live vertebrate animals and experience working directly with faculty or researchers conducting, managing or reviewing research; ability to understand and analyze complex research proposals; and must be able to work with a diverse group of people to arrive at mutually successful goals.
Minimum of 3-5 years IACUC or related experience, including demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research. Experience performing quality assurance reviews of research projects.
A customer service attitude is essential.
The candidate must be proficient with computers, especially using Microsoft Word and Excel, have strong organizational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines, and must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain strict confidentiality.
The position is highly deadline driven as research cannot begin until research proposals are reviewed and approved by the committee. External reporting requirements have strict deadlines and failure to meet those deadlines could have detrimental implications for research and the university.
Ability to make decisions on some projects without additional oversight is essential.
Excellent attention to detail, and superior written and verbal communication skills are necessary in order to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization providing guidance and resolving issues.
The candidate must be able to handle extended periods of time at a computer workstation.

Preferred Qualifications:
More than 5 years' administrative experience working in an IACUC or quality assurance office including experience with protocol management systems.
Experience developing or reviewing policies or procedures.

When applying, please attach BOTH a resume and cover letter.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

University Job Title:Compliance Associate III
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Kristie Devine
Number of Openings:1

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