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IACUC Coordinator

Company: PsychoGenics
Location: Paramus
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview of Position:The Quality Assurance (QA) IACUC Coordinator will report to the Vice President, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs and IO, to assist in providing a critical interface between the scientific community, training activities, and research support, ensuring in accordance with federal, state, local and Institutional requirements. The QA IACUC Coordinator will serve as a liaison of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), assisting the IACUC Chair, assuming an administrative and professional role that will require continuous contact with individuals at all levels of the organization on a variety of complex issues.Main Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the IACUC Chair with the direct oversight of the protocol review and approval process, providing administrative support to the Committee, and accurate and timely IACUC correspondence.
  • Conduct post-approval monitoring of rodent behavioral and technical procedures in accordance with approved IACUC protocols, the final study plan, and SOPs, in an AAALAC International accredited facility.
  • Receives IACUC protocol and amendment submission from the scientific staff providing initial reviews for accuracy, completeness and compliance with company policies, Institutional requirements, and State/Federal regulations prior to submission to the IACUC.
  • Oversees all aspects of the IACUC review cycle from initial intake of the protocol to final approval. Providing timely and accurate guidance to Investigators on preparation and submission of new protocol applications, and protocol amendments and/or revisions.
  • Prepares and distributes meeting agendas and compliance related materials for committee review.
  • Oversees the recording and production of official minutes of all IACUC meetings; performs editorial review of minutes to ensure proper documentation of IACUC actions.
  • Maintains current IACUC policies and protocol documents in the company files and in the IACUC data manager system, overseeing training documentation of staff's protocol and SOP review.
  • Coordinates and participates in IACUC semi-annual facility inspections, assisting in preparation of inspection records, and evaluation of current practices and procedures.
  • Recommend changes or modifications to vivarium and laboratory procedures to facilitate compliance with PsychoGenics Program Description, IACUC protocols, program methods, and SOPs.
  • Collect and compile information for annual regulatory report preparation.
  • Assists in reviewing, writing, and maintaining up-to-date SOPs and controlled documents for the QA unit.
  • Promotes company polices and operating procedures, to maintain a compliant and safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by QA management. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Biological or Life Sciences, or related field, or Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology, with at least 3 years relevant IACUC and/or professional experience in animal research, or veterinary medicine, or a Master's degree with at least 2 years work experience.
    • Working knowledge of AAALAC standard, PHS OLAW, and AW regulations, Federal regulations, and state laws related to IACUC and animal welfare, governing live animal research. Familiar with EPA, FDA, GLP regulations, and commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the QA field specific to preclinical rodent research.
    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, to work under supervision, to work independently with minimal supervision, and to work effectively as a team member.
    • Focused and well-organized with strong attention to detail. Good problem-solving skills and ability to multitask.
    • Familiarity with animal research protocols, post approval monitoring, and IACUC procedures.
    • Must possess the ability to read and understand scientific documents such as animal research protocols, regulations, and policies.Must be able to record and maintain essential records for a regulated environment.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and customer service skills including the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population.
    • Proficient computer skills: including MS Office applications, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and data manager systems.
    • Essential to display sensitivity to the confidential nature of IACUC and QA work. Ability to function in a fast-paced, high growth work environment, exercise good judgement, and possess a positive attitude.
    • Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), as integral to this role will be scheduled visits to areas and the facilities where IACUC approved activities occur.Preferred Qualifications:
      • AALAS certification at a LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician) or higher level.
      • Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA) certification.**At this time, PsychoGenics does not sponsor visas**

Keywords: PsychoGenics, Paterson , IACUC Coordinator, Other , Paramus, New Jersey

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