IACUC Administrator - Office of the Vice Provost for Research - (19001770)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-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 human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents and bloodborne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers; environmental health and safety; 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.
It is the purview of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center to ensure that all activities that involve animals on its campuses are in compliance with applicable governing bodies and their mandates. The proper use and housing of research animals is overseen by several different entities. Some are regulatory bodies that implement federal or sate law and others are groups that give accreditation to institutions that exemplify high standards of care for laboratory animals.
The IACUC Administrator will oversee the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for Tufts University. These activities will include pre-review of the research documents, inspections of the animal use areas, protocol and proposal congruency reviews, and training of the investigative and administrative staff.
1-3 years of IACUC regulatory experience or related experience in biomedical research.
Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office and standard office software.
Must be able to travel between campuses.
Basic knowledge of issues pertaining to the use and care of animals in research, testing, and instruction and prior experience in performing a variety of techniques with a variety of laboratory animal species.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to the use of animals used in research. Knowledge of biomedical terminology and experience in doing research is highly desirable.
Ability to follow the guidelines, policies and procedures of the institutions and to facilitate compliance of others with these rules.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA), AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification, or certification eligible, is preferred.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and management skills with proficient use of computers especially the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, leadership, motivational, and negotiating skills, professional demeanor, customer service orientation, and ability to overcome adversarial interactions in a firm but diplomatic manner.
Work productively and be capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
Detail oriented and superb organizational skills including priority setting, time management, planning and follow-up, and attention to detail.
Strong teaching skills, including program development, presentation, and demonstration skills; and ability to engage an audience, raise consciousness, inspire compliance, and overcome language, cultural, and attitude barriers.
Ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff within the institutions in an accurate, concise, helpful, and customer service oriented manner.
Capable of learning new task and functions 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.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 3, 2019, 4:11:20 PM
Internal Number: 19001770
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.