NC State University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
June 11, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Commensurate with Experience &
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Director and Chair will report to the Institutional Official. Key responsibilities for the IACUC Director and Chair include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversee and conduct animal protocol reviews in preparation for IACUC review.
Serve as the primary veterinary reviewer for animal protocols.
Guide and assist Principal Investigators and other researchers in the preparation and submission of animal protocols.
Oversee and supervise IACUC staff administrative review of animal protocols to ensure review consistency and accuracy within the protocol and between similar protocols.
Coordinate and facilitate IACUC review and approval of animal use protocols to ensure compliance with veterinary health care, regulations, accreditation standards, institutional policies and nationally accepted standards.
Meet with University Attending Veterinarian to address recommendations and find resolution to disputes with researchers.
Facilitate the assignment of Designated Member Reviewer (DMR).
In cooperation with University Attending Veterinarian, develop standardized clinical practices and procedures and communicate results to PIs and research staff.
Oversee and provide guidance for the semi-annual care and use program review by the IACUC.
Oversee semi-annual facility inspections by the IACUC.
Coordinate and manage inspections and site visits from outside regulatory agencies.
Prepare and submit reports to governmental and accreditation agencies in compliance with regulations, policies and nationally accepted standards.
Oversee the creation and maintenance of animal use records, statistics and program metrics for OLAW, USDA, AAALAC and other agencies.
Serve as clinical and regulatory expert. Maintain current veterinary medicine expertise regarding regulations and accreditation standards and policies.
Create/maintain/update Animal Welfare Assurance document as required by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW-NIH).
With Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) and Occupational Health and Safety, develop and maintain standard practices to identify and contain hazardous agents associated with research animal exposures. Serve on committees that oversee various facets of animal research (e.g. Institutional Biosafety Committee).
Other duties may include:
Maintain current knowledge of all regulatory requirements (USDA, NIH, AAALAC, etc.) to ensure protocols are in compliance.
Oversee IACUC web site ensuring content is current and accurately reflects use regulations, accreditation standards, institutional policies, guidelines, forms and training.
Develop, implement and maintain standard operating procedures for the IACUC Office; obtain review and approval by the IACUC.
Lead and participate in relevant University committees as needed.
NOTE: This position will not serve as University Attending Veterinarian and will not have supervisory responsibilities for any animal facility staff. May serve as on-call veterinarian for clinical care at animal facilities.
Requires extensive knowledge of federal regulations and OMB circulars relevant to university sponsored programs. Other requirements include strong evidence of success as a leader, well-developed communication skills, the ability to work with research faculty, grants managers, legal counsel and senior administrative officers of the University, and a thorough understanding of current public policy issues in the research arena.
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing proper research conduct; ability to demonstrate ethical and compliant behavior in diverse situations.
Knowledge of the organization’s industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
DVM is required with at least four years of experience working with an IACUC in a research and/or academic environment.
Must either be a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) or be eligible for certification within six months of hiring.
Advanced degree in addition to DVM and more than five years of experience with animal welfare regulatory matters is desirable.
Internal Number: IACUC1
About NC State University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The mission of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to foster compliance through facilitating the efforts employed by North Carolina State University's scientists and instructors in the utilization of the animal model in research, education and other scholarly pursuits. IACUC is a part of the Office of Sponsored Programs & Regulatory Compliance Services located with the Office of Research & Innovation at NC State University. More information about IACUC may be found here: https://research.ncsu.edu/sparcs/compliance/iacuc/iacuc-policies/iacuc-mission