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Assistant Director, Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety

Company: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Director, Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety (Job ID #139303) Department: OVCR Category: Academic Professional Location: Chicago Close Date: 12/14/2020 Description: The Office of Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety. This position assists in the management of, regulatory guidance for, and support to the Animal Care Committee (ACC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). This includes review of animal use, recombinant/ synthetic DNA, and infectious agent research protocols and modifications; making regulatory determinations; shepherding the documents through the review steps; and assisting with other committee business, as necessary. Advises the researchers/Principal Investigators on regulatory requirements and institutional policies and procedures. This position also serves as a liaison to UIC veterinary staff and UIC Environmental Health Safety staff. Duties: Process and review ACC and IBC protocols and modifications to protocols, interpret federal regulations and policies governing the use of animals in research, testing and teaching and the use of recombinant or synthetic DNA, and/or infectious agents, and prepare responses to researchers. Provide guidance to faculty and staff regarding the federal and institutional requirements for--research activities with animals, and research activities with biohazardous agents. Assist--in--recruiting and evaluating members of the Research Compliance Committees. Provide--guidance and--high-level support to the ACC and IBC chairs and members. Participate in the management of the federally mandated component of the animal subject research review system, which conforms to UIC, and applicable regulatory, funding and accrediting agency--requirements. Participate in the management of the federally mandated review of the use research covered under--the NIH Guidelines (recombinant and synthetic DNA) as well as the use of infectious and other--biological agents in research, which conforms to UIC, and applicable regulatory, funding and--accrediting agency requirements. Compose letters that accurately document the determinations of the ACC or IBC and communicate and--assist with revisions required. Ensure ACC and IBC administrative and protocol files are maintained and retained according to federal requirements. Assist in the development of correspondence and reports for federal government, various sponsoring and accrediting agencies and professional organizations, national associations and legislative groups, on behalf of the Director, Vice Chancellor for Research, and UIC Administration. Assist with non-compliance reports related to the IACUC and IBC. Provide content for and the Research Protections section of the Office of Research Services--website. Make regulatory determinations on protocols/modifications as delegated by ACC or IBC chair. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in biomedical, health science or related field is required; Master's degree preferred. A minimum of 3 years of experience in animal research and molecular biology or infectious agent research. Prior experience with regulatory oversight for research with animals, rDNA, and infectious agents preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of the federal regulations and guidelines that govern the conduct of research involving animals, recombinant/synthetic DNA, infectious agents and other biohazardous agents Demonstrated analytical skills to gather, interpret, organize and present compliance-related data. Demonstrated success working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams of external and internal individuals. Advanced knowledge of information systems (Word, Excel, Adobe, Access and other database applications).
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University's Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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