IACUC Liaison, Institute Animal Care & Use Committee
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 95239975
UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of IACUC Liaison, Institute Animal Care & Use Committee
Semi-annual facility inspection preparation, scheduling, attendance, and follow-up including maintaining documentation. Managing inspections of locations on campus for which investigators would like to gain approval to perform work. Possible animal protocol-related responsibilities such as review and approval of administrative amendments.
Bachelor's degree in biology, life science, or related field, and four (4) years of experience in biomedical research or regulatory affairs.
Experience must have been obtained in facilities utilizing NIH funding that follow requirements set forth by OLAW, as well as the AAALAC Int'l, and the USDA.
Certification as an AALAS technician (ALAS, LAT, or LATG) or Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) preferred.
Certifications (i.e. CPIA, LAT, LVT) and 3-4 years of experience could be considered in lieu of education
Works with Director and IACUC Chair to develop effective programs of post-IACUC protocol approval monitoring to ensure compliance with applicable research guidelines (NIH OLAW, USDA, AAALAC accreditation) throughout the university.
Collaborates with Director, IACUC Chair, and veterinary staff to develop effective approval programs for laboratories used for research purposes.
Works to develop, cultivate, and maintain constructive working relationships with investigators, university administrators, and internal departments.
Performs laboratory and animal resource facility site visits throughout the campus.
Collaborates with IACUC staff, veterinary staff, and researchers to develop, implement, or revise institutional policies to help ensure compliance.
Responsible for preparing and distributing timely reports according to the program of post-IACUC approval monitoring.
Responsible for timely reporting on results to the IACUC committee and staff.
Responsible for building and maintaining a usable database management system for the post-IACUC approval monitoring program.
Responsible for recommending improvements to processes and training delivered through the IACUC office.
May participate in training as a trainer.
Should bring forth recommendations for training based on post-approval monitoring metrics.
Maintains confidentiality as appropriate. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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