JOB OVERVIEW The Animal Welfare Specialist, Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP), uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research compliance professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies / procedures to apply federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and guidelines, and promotes best practices. Interacts frequently with investigators, persons in other organization departments and occasionally persons outside the University that will require the use of tact and independent judgment, knowledge of standards and best practices, and counseling to resolve a wide range of research compliance issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Errors or omissions may ultimately place research participant at undue risk and / or compromise the institution's assurance of regulatory compliance with the federal government.
Under the general direction of the Director, the IACUP Training & Applications Analyst works closely with the IACUC, Office of Ethics and Compliance management, Office of Research management, veterinarians and veterinary staff and is directly supervised by the IACUP Lead Analyst. The individual is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and integration of ongoing training programs, including advanced and specialized training in research techniques involving the use of laboratory animals. In addition, the individual assures compliance with applicable Federal and state regulations and University policies and procedures by conducting protocol audits and by performing site inspections to ensure procedures conform to protocols.
Please note: This is a full time one year contract position starting from the date of hire.
INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE PROGRAM UCSF is an accredited institution with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a voluntary accreditation organization. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) is responsible for all compliance related activities surrounding the care and use of animals on this campus.
The ethical, regulatory, and policy regulations include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and Regulations (AWAR), the USDA Animal Care Policies, the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, all of which are encompassed in University Policy to ensure the highest standards of animal care and use.
UCSF has established an Institutional Animal Care and Use Program whose mission is to provide: * Support for the review and approval of animal protocols * Training to the research community and the Laboratory Animal Resource Center * Regulatory compliance oversight for the program * Coordination of the process for ongoing accreditation with the AAALAC organization.
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
* Bachelor's degree in related area and three+ years of directly related experience; and / or equivalent experience / training * Knowledge of regulations related to reseach in animals (USDA, PHS, DOD, VA) * Thorough knowledge of and experience with animal models in biomedical research * Proficiency in writing and reviewing standard procedures, policies, guidelines, business letters and emails * Proficient in use of common computer programs (Word; Excel) * Experience handling laboratory rodents (mice, rats) and proficiency in standard laboratory rodent procedures such as anesthesia, dosing, blood collection * Demonstrated self-discipline and sound, independent judgment completing complex assignments
Note: Physical/health screening required.
* Master’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training * Veterinary technician license * AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist * Certification as a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) * Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking * Demonstrated prior experience as a trainer in academic, research or other professional setting * Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse population to train animal handling techniques and / or implement compliance with applicable regulations * Familiarity with UCSF’s RIO program
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.