The Director of Regulatory Compliance (DRC) reports to the Associate Vice-President for Research Safety (AVP ORS) and is responsible for ensuring the University of Chicago's compliance with international, federal, state, and local rules, regulations, guidelines and ethical principles regarding aspects of life-sciences research. This includes responsibility for governing compliance for research activities involving the use of animals and/or potentially hazardous substances including recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, infectious agents (pathogenic microorganisms and/or infectious proteins), and in vivo use of chemical reagents and/or biological toxins.Oversight: Provide oversight for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Select Agent Biosafety Committee (SA IBC), and post-approval monitoring of research activities; serve as a lead institutional representative during on-site audits of the laboratory research program, including USDA inspections, CDC Select Agent Program inspections, AAALAC site visits, OLAW inspections and sponsor-associated site visits. Will work with University Research Administration on grants and contract issues related to laboratory research such as Memorandums of Understanding and Material Transfer Agreements. Training, Communication and Service: Assure compliance with training programs for each regulatory area under their domain. This includes specialized training for committee members (faculty, staff and community members) as well as content specific training for research community (faculty, staff, students and post-doctoral fellows). Development and maintenance of policy and procedure manuals, websites and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each committee and program area for which oversight is provided. Assurances, Accreditation, Certifications, Registrations: develop and maintain protocol management systems (databases), regulatory documentation and operational metrics to ensure that information being collected for the regulatory committees are audit-ready, used in managing the respective regulatory areas and meet federally-mandated record keeping requirements. Committee Operations: supervise the research protocol and protocol amendment review process, including preparations for the monthly IACUC, IBC and SA IBC meetings and communicating the resulting protocol review outcomes to the PIs and others potentially involved with the protocol.
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