Execute the Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) Overarching goal – enhance the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving laboratory animals at UNC-Chapel Hill by (1) implementing the decisions and administering the policies of the IACUC fairly and objectively; (2) advocating and maintaining high ethical standards that create a humane animal research environment; (3) training investigators, students and staff members in proper research techniques; and (4) communicating to research faculty and University personnel institutional animal welfare policies, practices and guidelines, federal and state regulations, and accrediting agency requirements and ensuring adherence to these policies, regulations, and requirements.
Duties also include:
- Perform and support all aspects of the post meeting application revision process.
- Perform Grant Review and comparison to IACUC Animal Use Application as designated by OACU Grants Manager and support Administrative aspects of Grant Congruency Process
- Maintain monthly reports concerning expiring applications, work with administrative staff to ensure all renewals and continuations are received and processed within the appropriate time frames, and keep all necessary parties apprised of the status of unsubmitted applications and renewals.
- Contact Principal Investigators to resolve minor pre-review comments prior to the IACUC meeting with the goal of reducing the time from submission to approval whenever possible.
- Work as part of the OACU staff team. Receive training for or train others in OACU duties to enhance OACU cross-training. Serve as back-up to other OACU staff in their work activities as designated by Director. Comply with established office policy.
-Provide all basic web-related maintenance work needed for the IACUC website and Network of Laboratory Animal Coordinators (NLAC) listserv
- Oversee and prepare projects, duties, and reports designated by the Director or IACUC
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in work.
Demonstrated ability to review and comprehend both language and science in a research proposal.
Demonstrated ability to execute multiple duties simultaneously and track large numbers of ongoing tasks.
Demonstrated ability to perform as a supportive, dedicated, and reliable team member.
Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions quickly and to independently interpret & apply complex policies.
Working knowledge of federal, state, & university regulations, policies, & standards related to animal research.
Demonstrated ability to educate others (e.g., investigators & researchers) on animal research regulations.
Demonstrated understanding of the ethical considerations involved in animal research.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Previous experience with Adobe Acrobat.
Working knowledge of basic accounting principles.
Two or more years of experience with animal care applications and/or the grant congruency process.
Previous regulatory compliance experience.
Knowledge of federal and local policies that govern animal research, including the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and UNC-Chapel Hill Standard Operating Procedures.
Demonstrated understanding of basic website maintenance or web development skills.
Experience using UNC systems such as ConnectCarolina, ACAP, and/or RAMSeS.
Experience with WordPress.
Experience with Microsoft OneDrive.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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