IACUC Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 19 Aug 2022

Posting Details
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Working Title IACUC Manager
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202201058AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib III
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $65,000 - 78,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/19/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Office of the Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for promoting and facilitating the research enterprise at Colorado State University. The Office of the Vice President for Research will enable the University, its faculty, staff, and students to emerge as a world-class research institution complementing our learning, service, and outreach missions. The Office of the Vice President for Research will lead the 21st Century Land- Grant mission of Colorado State University by fostering and supporting the research enterprise, promoting scholarship and artistry, instilling a culture of integrity, inclusion and diversity, and capitalizing on opportunities to address global challenges.
Colorado State University (CSU) is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all American Universities in research expenditures. The university was established in 1870 as the land-grant institution for the State of Colorado. The University is committed to equity and inclusive excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in education, research, and engagement for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Student enrollment is approximately 34,000, and the University employs more than 7,200 staff including academic faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff. As a premier land-grant university, CSU is addressing and solving the great global challenges of our time.
CSU is in the city of Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 165,000. Situated 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a gateway to world-class skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, and biking. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather year-round. Indoor and outdoor activities are enjoyable in every season. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest Mid-Size City in America, CBS Money watch List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire, Outside Magazine Best Towns in America, among other select recognitions: http://www.fcgov.com/fcfacts .
Position Summary
The IACUC Manager promotes the integrity of animal subject research by designing and determining the overall programmatic procedures and processes for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), providing responsible oversight supervision and management of all activities related to the IACUC, serving as University point of contact for federal inspectors and accrediting agencies, investigating campus violations regarding IACUC matters, executive point of contact for complex research projects, IACUC budgetary authority, review of complex protocols for compliance with federal and other regulatory agencies, provides guidance and representation to Kuali Protocols to ensure problems or enhancements to the system are appropriately addressed.
This position is expected to be on-site part time, for example, during facility inspections, external agency inspections, and as needed. The VPR Office supports flexible work arrangements for employees, including limited teleworking privileges. Read more here: https://pts.colostate.edu/employee/telecommuting/ .
Required Job Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Current national accreditation as a Certified Professional in IACUC Administration or will be CPIA eligible within one year.
  • At least five-years experience in the area of regulatory compliance, research administration or laboratory management.
  • Knowledge/experience in scientific research.
  • Knowledge of PHS/OLAW, USDA and AAALAC animal regulations, policies and guidelines,
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience with Kuali Protocol or similar protocol submission system.
  • Proficiency with computer software packages (Microsoft Office Suite) including word processing and databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals including faculty, administrators, government officials, colleagues, and support staff.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle difficult situations effectively and collegially.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality about committee matters.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in a pertinent field and/or extensive experience in the area of regulatory compliance.
  • Laboratory management or wildlife field research experience.
  • Knowledge of OHRP human protection regulations; FDA, EPA, OBA regulations.
  • Knowledge of cannabis research
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category IACUC Supervision and Management
  • Full responsibility for the IACUC. Directs all activities of the University IACUC.
  • Establishes IACUC Committee budget and allocation of resources.
  • Represents IACUC in an official capacity regarding overall strategy, program reviews, inspections, agency, institutional and internal correspondence, policy interpretation to stakeholders.
  • Functional lead IACUC liaison between federal regulatory agencies (i.e., USDA, OLAW) and CSU and point of contact for federal inspections and/or audits of CSU Animal Care and Use Program (facilities and PI coordination).
  • Investigates, gathers information, tracks and records federal regulatory and institutional policy noncompliance.
  • Ensures and directs committee operations for compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Analyzes and monitors current and proposed federal and state regulations and interpretations related to research compliance and implements necessary changes, in coordination with committee Chair and other related administrative positions, such as the Director of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Attending Veterinarian, Office of Research Collaboration and Compliance (ORCC )senior leadership, and the Institutional Official.
  • Works collaboratively with the IACUC Chair to ensure appropriate committee actions are carried out.
  • Designs and implements accurate and efficient systems for managing regulatory protocols, including initial reviews, renewals of all types, amendments, and/or post-approval monitoring.
  • Manages all institutional policies for animal care and use.
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Kuali Protocols Project Lead
  • Determines strategy and direction of Kuali Protocols for protocol submission.
  • Direct and manage the development, implementation and stakeholder needs associated with this system.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Supervision
  • Oversees and serves as the direct supervisor for 2 positions: Assistant IACUC Coordinator, and, IACUC Assistant Administrator, 
  • Oversees communication of IACUC meeting decisions to stakeholders and the compilation of information for monthly meeting minutes for Institutional Officer (VPR) review and input on Animal Care and Use Program issues.
  • Directs protocol submissions into appropriate processing workflow.
  • Trains ORCC staff on IACUC workflow and manages subordinates to ensure efficiency and quality protocol review. 
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Rebecca.Moritz@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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