The University of Connecticut (UConn) Office of the Vice President for Research, is seeking an experienced research compliance professional to engage in post-approval monitoring activities for an estimated 15 hours per week. This is a part-time, temporary professional position, subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.
The IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Post-Approval Monitor (Project/Program Specialist) will directly report and work under the direction of the IACUC Program Manager and in collaboration with other members of the University’s Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) to ensure that research and teaching activities involving animal subjects are in compliance with all applicable University, State, Federal and other external regulatory requirements and guidelines. The IACUC Post-Approval Monitor’s role is to observe activities using live animals and review records, processes and procedures, to assist investigators in identifying deviations from approved protocols and in implementing corrective action, and to document and report the findings to the IACUC.
Representative Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conducts internal auditing procedures of animal subjects protocols as part of the post-approval monitoring program.
- Conducts reviews in response to allegations and findings of noncompliance with Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) and sponsor requirements.
- Prepares reports on audit/monitoring findings.
- Serves as a compliance resource to the research community and other internal interested parties.
- Assists with semiannual facility inspections and program reviews.
- Performs other duties as required.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in biological, social/behavioral sciences, or a related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with research compliance requiring knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations.
- Ability to collegially interact with others to provide guidance and assistance in meeting regulatory requirements and resolving problems.
- Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to articulate compliance issues and enforce compliance standards.
- Ability to work with animals.
- Ability to work at Storrs and branch campuses.
- Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to the use of animal subjects in research and teaching including, but not limited to, AWA, AWAR, PHS Policy, HREA, etc.
- Two or more years of experience with the use of animal subjects in research, and/or experience in working with an IACUC.
This is a part-time, temporary professional position, subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding. Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.
Please forward a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to:
Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1006
Storrs, CT 06269
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate may be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and member of the Space Grant Consortium, and is ranked among the top 19 public universities in the nation according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report. In support of an ambitious state investment in economic development, higher education, and research, the Office of the Vice President for Research seeks highly motivated, skilled, and engaged individuals to work within an increasingly diverse and complex research environment.