Job Description

Requisition Number 06503
Department Name: IACUC
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title IACUC Research Specialist II
Position Summary:

The IACUC Research Specialist is a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program team of professionals. The incumbent will support TSRI’s commitment to maintaining compliance with various federal regulations regarding animal research and teaching activities. Specifically, this position will provide support and direction to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on a daily basis. This individual will be one of the recognized institutional experts on regulatory requirements regarding animal care and use and is expected to provide advice and guidance regarding regulatory and policy requirements for the institutions animal care and use Program.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
* Performs extensive, comprehensive review of incoming protocols and amendments, including grant/protocol congruence as well as cross-checking against previously submitted versions of the protocol;
* Prepares detailed written memos of review findings including, in some cases, suggestions for correction;
* Coordinate and attend IACUC meetings; responsible for establishing the agenda, documenting and finalizing the minutes, completing post meeting investigator correspondence and evaluating investigator responses to IACUC review for clarity;
* On a daily basis, maintains document control and tracking of the process of research animal protocol review including, but not limited to, monitoring of the IACUC email box, processing incoming documents, data entry within multiple systems, copying, scanning, and filing;
* Communicates and advises TSRI faculty, staff and students involved in work with animals in research, teaching or testing to assure compliance with applicable federal and institutional regulations and guidelines;
* Maintains tracking table for veterinary observations, protocol non-compliance, and regulatory exceptions;
* Assists with development and conduct of a continuing review program for monitoring IACUC protocols, animal research/housing sites, and animal related activities that include provision of remedial education and training to investigators and other research personnel, as needed;
* Conducts comparative review of protocols with grants and laboratory practices;
* Schedules and plans the semi-annual research facilities inspections program; compiles and finalizes semi-annual reports which are approved by the IACUC and submitted to the Institutional Official
* Acts as a liaison between animal husbandry/veterinary staff and IACUC regarding veterinary observations, protocol non-compliance, regulatory exceptions;
* Assists in the development and delivery of training programs for faculty, staff, and students;
* Maintains IACUC web page;
* Assists with writing and submission "for review by IACUC" Standard Operating Procedures and IACUC newsletters
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in other than a typical office environment which may include offices, laboratories, and vivariums. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in a life science or similar field preferred or the equivalent education and experience.
* 5+ years of experience in biomedical research institute or facility.
* IACUC administrative experience or other regulatory oversight groups or compliance experience preferred.
* Experience involving research animals highly desired.
* Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to write concise and detailed documents.
* Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
* Certified Professional IACUC Administration (CPIA) highly desired.
* Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research.
* Working knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Animal Welfare Regulations.
* Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, completing assigned tasks in an organized, timely fashion while meeting all target deadlines.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: $58,531-$73,174 per year budgeted hiring range.
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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