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Job Title: Animal Care and Use Coordinator at a Research Institute

Description: Responsible for the effective staffing and administration of the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) Office for complete compliance with internal and federal regulations. This position ensures that our institute is in compliance with federal laws regarding the use of animal subjects in a constantly changing regulated environment. Responsible for post approval monitoring of all animal research to ensure that the ACUC-approved protocols are being consistently implemented in the conduct of the research. Oversee and inspect laboratories, central facilities, and satellite facilities to monitor compliance with the animal research regulations to ensure the humane care and use of animals. Review, consult, and develop policies. Oversee training programs for animal research administration. Provide training and consultation to the ACUC, investigators, and other members of the research community regarding current issues and concerns associated with the implementation of regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversee semi-annual inspections of investigator's laboratories, and animal facilities. Perform site visits to ensure regulatory and protocol compliance.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Independent worker, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government, University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$$

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