IACUC/IBC Regulatory Director - Office of the Vice Provost for Research - (20001498)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents, blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers in research, teaching and training; environmental health and safety; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship; and working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
The Regulatory program in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research oversees the use of animals, biohazardous materials, chemicals and radiation/laser use in research, teaching and training at Tufts University and supports the institutional committees that govern these areas. The proper use and housing of research animals is overseen by several different entities. Some are regulatory bodies that implement Federal or State law and others are groups that give accreditation to institutions that exemplify high standards of care for laboratory animals. It is the purview of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure that all activities that involve animals are in compliance with all these governing bodies and their mandates. Likewise, the proper use of biohazardous materials, chemicals and radiation/laser use is overseen by several entities including regulatory bodies that implement Federal or State or City laws. It is the purview of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Institutional Radiation & Laser Safety Committee (IRLSC) and the Institutional Chemical Safety Committee (ICSC) to ensure that all activities that involve biohazards, chemicals, and radiation/laser materials are in compliance with all these governing bodies and their mandates.
Institutional - Directs and oversees institutional compliance with federal regulations that govern animal and biohazardous research conducted at all four campuses of Tufts University and at Tufts Medical Center. Must ensure compliance with the following regulations and accreditation: Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Association for the Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care, Int'l, Massachusetts Research Animal Regulations, NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, as well as other local regulations. The employee will ensure the Institutions have the proper policies and processes to maintain compliance and good standing with regulatory agencies. This responsibility directly affects continued research funding and activities. Committees - Responsibilities include directing the activities of four regulatory committees (IACUC, IBC, IRLSC, and ICSC) that span all four campuses at Tufts University and at Tufts Medical Center. The employee is responsible for leadership of these regulatory charges at the Institution and establishes and executes the processes to achieve compliance.
IACUC/IBC/IRLSC/ICSC Administrative Staff - Responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the IACUC/IBC/IRLSC/ICSC office. Examples include but are not limited to: oversight of the regulatory review processes, identifying efficiencies to increase faculty satisfaction with the regulatory processes, setting priorities, establishing practice and policy. The employee is responsible for the leadership and development of the staff, such as hiring, training, mentoring and career development, establishing operational objectives and assignments, delegating assignments, overseeing coordination of work, and providing administrative supervision.
Other Institutional Offices - The employee must also be able to manage offices tangential to the IACUC/IBC/IRLSC/ICSC regulatory committees. Employee will represent the Office of the Vice Provost for Research across campuses and between Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center to advance the research mission, serving as a key member on committees, task forces and councils as necessary. Liaise with stakeholders such as Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Environmental Health and Safety, Laboratory Animal Medicine Services, Employee Health and Research Administration. Employee will need to identify areas of risk, implement opportunities for partnership, and mediate solutions that will remove impediments to compliant research and increase efficiency.
>8 years in a biomedical regulatory position. Knowledge of the federal and state regulations for animal research and recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules. Previous biomedical laboratory experience and previous laboratory animal and/or veterinary medical experience.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator
Proficient use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Proficiency in Wikis, electronic databases/document tracking, and management of websites.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal and management skills.
Detail-oriented and superb organizational skills.
Ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff within the institutions in an accurate, concise, helpful, and customer-service oriented manner.
Ability to follow the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the institutions and to facilitate compliance of others with these rules.
Should be able to learn new tasks and function quickly, accurately, and efficiently as new projects arise.
Able to multi-task.
Capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 21, 2020, 2:08:08 PM
Internal Number: 20001498
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