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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 074 - Iacuc
Requisition Number: 13-1539172
Animal Welfare Compliance Coordinator
The candidate will perform essential tasks required by federal regulations and accreditation agencies:
Comparative review of IACUC protocols and extramural grant applications to ensure that the studies described in the IACUC forms match those proposed in the grant.
Manage intake of research protocols via electronic submission portal and perform administrative review of the IACUC documents.
Participate in the organization of the semiannual review of the program for care and use of experimental animals.
Scheduling and organize semiannual inspections of animal facilities and research laboratories.
Participate in the semiannual inspection of PI laboratories and CCMS vivarium(s).
Assist with the management of the database of the Occupational Health and Safety program (OHS) questionnaires received from personnel exposed to laboratory Animals.
Liaise with the Grants and Contracts Office.
Review in Sinai Central of all the personnel that need to be covered by the OHS program, b) liaise with the Biosafety Officer (BO), the Employee Health Services (EHS) to ensure the timely review of the all the questionnaires, c) communicating with personnel and with department Administrators for maintaining the database current, d) aiding the Biosafety Officer to make presentations on questionnaires and the OHS program.
Meet weekly with the IACUC Administrator, BO, and IACUC Chair to ensure that assignments and goals are being met.
Additional duties as required.
Minimum Required Experience/Skills:
A background in biological and biomedical sciences, BS or higher.
Knowledge of research grant proposal writing and review,
Computer skills: e.g., Excel, Word, Powerpoint, InfoEd, IDEATE,
Excellent reading writing and communication ability,
Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment,
Ability to interact effectively and maintain professional rapports with co-workers, research faculty, and senior management,
General office skills.
Prior experience working in an IACUC and Grants and Contracts Office,
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and federal grants submissions processes.
The candidate is expected to become:
Familiar with federal regulations regarding animal research and occupation health and safety.
Fully conversant with protocol management software for IAUCC documents,
Able to manage the OHS questionnaire(s) in the Sinai Central database,
Able to manage all other IACUC databases (e.g., Filemaker, Topaz,InfoEd, IDEATE, Granite, etc.).
Receive certification as IACUC Coordinator (CM, or CPIA)
Minimal, however, off site storage and moving of boxes is required.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.