The Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a ACUCManager, Training and Compliance. The ACUC office provides continual oversight of procedures performed on animals and confirms that these procedures are performed as described in protocols that are first reviewed and approved by the ACUC. The position will support the mission of the Office (ACUC) working with the current Training, Compliance & Monitoring team to assure university compliance with federal regulations and policies governing the use of animals in research, and to assure that the animal program remains fully accredited.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Assist the Executive Director with the management of the ACUCs semi-annual inspections, resulting deficiency notices, follow-ups, and reports; for all areas of JHU in which animals are housed or used in research, teaching, and testing.
Independently conduct monthly rounds at animal facilities, satellite housing locations, and labs.
Perform focused compliance inspections in the winter & summer.
Keep the team up to date on federal and state regulations and policies governing the use of animals in research.
Regularly teach classes and provide hands on animal training to animal care and lab personnel.
Carry out protocol post-approval monitoring (PAM) visits to laboratories and satellite housing locations when needed.
Review approved protocols for specific procedures.
Observe animal care and lab personnel for proficiency in awake animal use procedures.
Prepare communication materials, postcards, handouts, and billboards.
Fact-find and evaluate possible noncompliant animal related issues.
Conduct literature searches as needed.
Supervisory responsibility for 2-3 Compliance Specialists.
Other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
Attention to detail and respect for confidentiality.
Familiarity with federal regulations and policies regarding the roles and responsibilities of Animal Care and Use Committees.
Bachelor's Degree required in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Psychology, Behavioral Biology or related field.
Five years related experience in laboratory animal research, laboratory animal care, or a training and compliance position.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
LAT or LATG certification, or veterinary technician training strongly preferred.
Master's Degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Psychology, Behavioral Biology or another related field.
Classified Title: Compliance Monitoring Program Manager Working Title: ACUC Manager Training and Compliance Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: Animal Care and Use Committee Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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