IACUC/IBC Regulatory Administrative Assistant - Office of the Vice Provost
May 12, 2018
IACUC/IBC Regulatory Administrative Assistant - Office of the Vice Provost - (18001261)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research and teaching and the use of infectious agents and recombinant DNA; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship; and working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
The IACUC/IBC Regulatory Administrative Assistant ensures compliance with regulatory requirements of the IACUC and IBC; particularly completion of the regulatory personnel requirements for four campuses and two institutions. This position is the primary resource at the institutions for research personnel requirements. These include, but are not limited to: multiple trainings, occupational health and safety clearances, and facility access. This position manages the databases for these personnel requirements, notification system, and follow-up with various offices to ensure regulatory-level documentation. This position updates the trainings as needed and collaborates with other groups in the institutions to ensure that the research staff is receiving accurate information on the IACUC and IBC websites and in office communications. This position is also responsible for creating/revising office Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring consistency across committee, schools, and campuses.
Bachelor's degree in the biological/life sciences.
Preferred experience in compliance and/or regulatory administration.
Knowledge of biomedical terminology.
Very detail-oriented with superb organization skills and multi-tasking skills.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff in an accurate, concise, and helpful manner.
Must possess ability to function independently and to solve problems with minimal supervision.
Must be able to learn new tasks and function quickly, accurately, and efficiently as new projects arise.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.