IACUC Manager

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

Position Overview: We are seeking a dedicated full-time IACUC Manager to lead our team supporting animal research. This key role is critical in stabilizing the team, managing increasing workloads, and improving morale. The ideal candidate will build professionalism, knowledge, and expertise within the team while enhancing the services provided to the research community.


· Provide exceptional, white-glove concierge customer service to faculty and their research teams.

· Effectively manage the growth and increasingly complex animal subject regulations.

· Review and update IACUC protocol review and approval procedures.

· Develop and implement iStar-IACUC enhancements to improve the time to approve animal protocols (including implementing protocol templates based on species).

· In coordination with the IACUC Chair and DAR Executive Director, conduct laboratory inspections consistent with current regulations.

· Supervise, train, and manage the research coordinators and administrative team supporting IACUC operations.

· Provide professional development for the IACUC administrative team.

· Create knowledge and expertise to manage the current and future workload.

· Invest in staff to improve morale and retention.

· Improve turnaround times for service inquiries and requests.


· Proven experience in leading and managing teams within a research environment.

· Strong understanding of animal subject regulations and the ability to effectively navigate complex protocols.

· Exceptional customer service skills, with a focus on providing high-level guidance to faculty and research teams.

· Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process improvements, modernizing and innovating IACUC protocols.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively supervise and train the IACUC administrative team.

· Experience with implementing protocol templates and enhancing review procedures.

· Ability to anticipate, troubleshoot, expedite, and resolve issues to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Assurance approved by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

Minimum Education:

- Bachelor’s Degree

- Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

- 5 years of experience in supervising administrative operations of multi-faceted department, preferably within a university setting

- Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum work experience

In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability

The annual base salary range for this position is $91,415.41 - $120,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


Minimum Education: -Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: -5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: -Experience in supervising administrative operations of multi-faceted department, preferably within a university setting.

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