Posting Summary: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated committee responsible for overseeing the humane care and use of animals used in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Virginia and ensuring compliance with all federal and state animal welfare laws and regulations. Under the supervision of the Director, the Compliance Analyst will support the mission of the IACUC Office. The Analyst will be responsible for pre-reviewing and editing research proposals to ensure consistency with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies, interact with investigators on protocol issues, provide training on the web-based protocol system, advise investigators on IACUC policies and guidelines, and maintain accurate records of all official IACUC business. The Compliance Analyst will provide support for IACUC meetings and work directly with IACUC members, faculty, scientists, research staff, and administrative staff. The successful candidate will be a well-organized, detail oriented person, who can work well both independently and as a team member. Cross training and a working knowledge of all administrative functions of the IACUC office will be expected.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Preferred degree in biological sciences, animal science or related field
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Professional administrative experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: 1. Experience in the use of research animals; previous research laboratory experience. 2. Familiarity with animal welfare laws and regulations or research compliance. 3. Experience working in an IACUC office.
Preferred License or Certification: Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) or AALAS certification (any level) preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Strong analytical, organizational, writing, and communication skills required. 2. Knowledge of scientific and medical terminology; demonstrated understanding of scientific methodology 3. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 4. Ability to work effectively at meeting rigid deadlines and performing at a highly professional level. 5. Skill in writing detailed, clear, precise, and grammatically correct technical reports, letters, and memos. 6. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential. 7. A documented work history of excellence and outstanding customer service are mandatory. 8. Must be accepting of animal research.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. IACUC or IACUC-related experience, included demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing animal welfare and the use of animals in research. 2. Significant experience working in a research laboratory, medical setting, or research compliance office.
Required Computer Applications: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database entry, and e-mail.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.