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Animal Care & Use Prog
Director 3, IACUC
IACUC Director
Managerial & Professional
Full Time
Central Campus
37 Coll
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Research Administration (the Institutional Official [IO]), the Director of the IACUC Office will work in close partnership with the IACUC chair and the IO to ensure that animal research and its administration comply with federal regulations and University and sponsor policies. The Director will also work closely with the Director of Research Enterprise Operations to assure that all IACUC business and oversight processes are carried out effectively and efficiently to minimize Committee and faculty workload.
The Director will ensure an effective, institutional-wide animal research compliance program; will develop and implement policies, programs, and related services that comply with University policy, sponsor requirements, and federal regulations; will establish positive working relationships with regulatory agencies; and will direct and manage performance of IACUC staff.
In addition, the Director will work collaboratively with and support the Institution Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in its oversight of the University’s animal care and use program. The Director is also responsible for maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with the directors of various compliance areas and offices such as, the Provost’s Office, the Office of General Counsel, University Auditing, the Office of Grant and Contract Administration (GCA), the Office of Grant and Contract Financial Administration (GCFA), and the Office of Research Compliance and Education (ORCE).
1. Provides managerial and technical direction. Supervises staff and makes decisions on hiring, training and performance management.
2. Develops strategic goals and staff work plans. Establishes objectives, priorities and performance metrics for the Unit. Gains efficiencies and establishes/implements training goals.
3. Assesses office business processes to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, resource allocations and projections for the Program. Identifies best practice solutions to ensure efficient/effective operations.
4. Ensures programs are in place for establishing and maintaining congruency between funded awards and approved use of live vertebrate animals in research, teaching and testing. Ensures coordination with University departments for compliance and congruency for duration of awards.
5. Ensures that assurances, registrations and support agreements are maintained according to University and Federal requirements. Represents the University in audits and inquiries with relevant agencies and organizations.
6. Establishes processes and policies to assure the Program mission and goals are attained.
7. Monitors changes in federal regulations and national best practices for care and use of animals; advises IACUC members, the Chair and staff on all requirements. Recommends revisions of policy and procedures. Ensures the Policy Sub-committee has a program in place for evaluating and modifying animal care and use policies and programs.
8. Serves as a strategic partner in Yale’s business process review and software implementation in the IACUC Office.
9. Develops and implements education and training programs for faculty, research and support staff. Oversees education and training programs for members, investigators and research staff.
10. May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science or public policy, or other relevant degree and eight years progressive management level experience in a large, complex research environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated knowledge related to federal regulations for the protection and use of live vertebrae animals in research, teaching and/or testing and the ethical grounding of these regulations.
Superior leadership skills and proven performance management skills. Excellent team organizational skills and analytical abilities.
High level of ethics and integrity in professional matters, sensitivity for confidentiality and scrupulous commitment to the ethical and human treatment of animals used in research, testing and/or teaching. Conversant with legal and ethical issues related to the use of animals in research.
Proven ability to build relationships, interact and collaborate with a broad spectrum of constituencies including faculty researchers, veterinarians, administrators, students and agency officials.
Substantial creativity, initiative and experience in conceptualizing, planning and implementing new programs, policies and procedures. Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Strong IACUC software application system experience.
Advanced degree such as MBA, JD, Ph. D. preferred. Active participant and educator in national organizations. Strong familiarity with the accreditation standards of AAALAC.
Certification for Professional IACUC Administrators (CPIA).
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.