IACUC Coordinator - IACUC Office


Job Number: 372415
Category: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 208000 - Institut AnimalCare&UseCmittee
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in the life science area with a minimum of three years experience in research. Experience must have been obtained in facilities utilizing NIH funding that followed requirements set forth by OLAW as well as the AAALAC International, and the USDA. Certification as an AAALAS technician and/or Certified Professional IACUC Administrator desired. Individuals with advanced degrees preferred.

Job Duties

1.Directs and manages all upgrades to the electronic IACUC protocol review system. Creates new training materials based on an analysis of the upgrades as well as current user inquiries. Leads system meetings and special projects. Serves as a departmental liaison for the system.
2.Determines review assignments for committee members.
3.Performs in-depth reviews of IACUC protocols, protocol amendments, and other study-related documentation to assure compliance with all applicable requirements, institutional policies, currently accepted scientific techniques, and IACUC policies. Provides comments to Principal Investigators (PIs). Analyzes PI responses to determine adequacy. Forwards protocols on to committee members for review after the PI has satisfactorily responded to all comments. Collates member comments during protocol review and analyzes adequacy of PI responses.
4.Creates and delivers training programs for other UTSW departments on regulations, guidelines, and electronic protocol system use. Creates and delivers the training on the in-depth protocol pre-review process. Creates and delivers training for new IACUC members as well as continuing education for current members.
5.Provides consultation and technical assistance to investigators and study personnel regarding requirements for IACUC protocol submissions. Serves as a definitive source of information to the campus about animal care and use. Participates in researcher training as required.
6.Introduces revisions for office standard operating procedures (SOPs), policies, electronic systems updates, and other procedural improvements. Analyzes SOPs, policies, and training materials for congruency and relevancy to the animal care and use program. Directs and manages standing IACUC sub-committees including establishing the agenda and introducing topics for sub-committee discussion.
7.Serves as an IACUC representative to other UTSW departmental committees.
8.Manages IACUC meetings including the creation and distribution of meeting agendas, minutes, metrics presentations, and other documentation. Manages meeting logistics. Introduces topics for discussion at the meetings.
9.Manages and directs special projects and working groups for the IACUC and Animal Resources Center (ARC). Introduces ideas for special projects and working groups.
10.Analyzes office metrics and prepares reports required by the regulations for submittal to the IACUC and Institutional Official. Presents office metrics at IACUC meetings. Introduces new areas for analysis by metrics.
11.Attends external training sessions and report backs to the IACUC regarding new regulations and other guideline changes.
12.Assists with animal care and use compliance inquires and investigations.
13.Liaisons with regulatory agencies in the course of protocol management.
14.Leads and directs regulatory agency visits in the absence of the Director, including interacting with regulators. Assists the Director in managing accreditation visits.
15.Works to develop, cultivate, and maintain constructive working relationships with investigators, university administrators, and internal departments.
16.Maintains confidentiality as appropriate.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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