Training & Compliance Coordinator

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 30 Apr 2019

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing
Working Title Training & Compliance Coordinator
Position Number 00054938
Vacancy ID P010038
Budgeted Hiring Range $43,000 - $52,500
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Salary Grade Equivalent 68 / GN09
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment N/A
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Department Name and Number Office of Animal Care and Use-621400
Date First Posted 04/24/2019
Closing Date 04/30/2019
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Research Professionals

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The use of vertebrate animals in research and educational programs within academic institutions must be conducted in accordance with the federal laws described in the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Animals, and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines. In compliance with these laws, the Vice Chancellor for Research of the University appoints an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) whose responsibility is to assure that the use of animals in education and research programs is in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies. IACUCs are federally mandated review committees (equivalent to the Institutional Review Boards for human subjects), operating under regulations from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) is responsible for ethical and regulatory oversight of laboratory animal research at UNC Chapel Hill, ensuring compliance with all mandates and providing support, guidance, and oversight to the IACUC. OACU personnel work conjointly with the IACUC and other campus departments to administer all vertebrate animal care protocols submitted by faculty for research and/or educational programs; ensure congruency between grant applications and animal care applications; inspect, evaluate, and approve all facilities for housing animals on the UNC-CH campus and satellite locations; assist with USDA inspections and AAALAC International site visits; identify program deficiencies and confirm return to full compliance; train investigators and lab personnel in, and monitor compliance with, the procedures and policies of humane animal care and use; investigate reports of welfare concerns; evaluate the institutional animal care program biannually and submit various reports to federal and state agencies.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill currently receives over $260 million in funding for research involving animals from federal sources and foundations. All components of this program, coordinated through the OACU, work together to ensure the highest standard of ethical principles are applied to the humane treatment of these respected and valued animals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Training & Compliance Coordinator will perform post-approval monitoring by inspecting Principal Investigator (PI) laboratories, satellite facilities and Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) facilities in an educational, facilitative, timely, accurate, and consistent manner.

The position serves as an essential member on the Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) training team by offering state-of-the-art training in research techniques. The team provides relevant and timely hands-on, didactic, and specialized one-on-one training to researchers in a positive and supportive training environment.

The position performs pre-review of incoming applications to ensure that new protocol applications contain all pertinent personnel information for animal use before final approval to determine personnel certification deficiencies and adding the appropriate comment(s) in the online protocol system known as ACAP.

The position works with the Training & Compliance Manager in investigating reports of animal use non-compliance or mistreatment from University employees or the public by responding quickly and professionally to animal concerns. The position also performs special duties and projects as requested by the director, supervisor, and IACUC members.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in work.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and standards pertaining to animal research.
- Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions to quickly and independently interpret and apply complex policies.
- Demonstrated ability to review and comprehend both language and science in a research proposal.
- Demonstrated ability to perform as a supportive, dedicated, and reliable team member.
- Demonstrated ability to execute multiple duties simultaneously and track large numbers of ongoing tasks.
- Demonstrated understanding of the ethical considerations involved in animal research.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Capability of handling and restraining a variety of laboratory animal species.
- Previous experience with blood/tissue collection and administering injections to animals.
- Previous experience training others on research regulations or processes.

Preferred Qualifications

- Two or more years of experience with animal care applications and IACUC compliance processes.
- Two or more years of experience providing hands-on training in animal handling, injections, and/or aseptic technique.
- Knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and UNC-Chapel Hill standard operating procedures.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Capability of handling and restraining a variety of laboratory animal species.

Position/Schedule Requirements Laboratory
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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