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Compliance Specialist (Animal Subject Research)


Villanova University
Headquarters: Villanova, PA
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The Compliance Specialist supports daily and programmatic functions of Institutional Animal Care and Utilization committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety committee (IBC) and helps in education/training of members, faculty and students, and other quality improvement activities such as development of metrics and data management. The primary role of the Compliance Specialist is to support compliance committee chairs of IACUC and IBC, and work with the Director Office of Research Protections (ORP) to monitor the conduct of research to assure and improve the program and assure that the animal use is carried out with optimal adherence to federal regulations, state laws, institutional policies and research protocols approved by the University of Villanova IACUC and IBC. The Compliance Specialist also ensures that research activities comply with regulatory and ethical laws, regulations, and procedures to protect animal subjects, and use of biological materials
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Completes daily tasks for the Institutional Animal Care and Utilization committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety committee (IBC) including supporting the receipt of protocols, assigning serial numbers, maintain approval, expiration, modification or annual renewal, correspondence of all the protocol reviews, send protocol renewal reminders, approvals.
  • Prepares for monthly meeting, takes minutes, and maintains metrics on all aspects of the program at the direction of the Director, and copies of protocols.
  • Works with the Chair IACUC and Director ORP to develop training, policies, SOPs as required by federal regulations and state laws.
  • Works with stakeholders at Villanova including University staff, faculty members, and students.
  • Performs other duties and assists with projects as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3 years experience as an animal use researcher, or in an animal care setting, or in administering research compliance functions in a University setting.
  • Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write for scientific purposes; experience in developing training programs; the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; a courteous and professional in all communication; and maintain discretion and confidentiality in all professional matters.
  • Ability to master electronic systems and processes required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Life Science educational background preferred.
  • Teaching or research experience in academic setting in US is preferred; previous experience in working with protocols for IACUC and IBC approval is preferred.

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