About the position
The Office of Animal Welfare at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Director to provide strategic direction to the Office of Animal Welfare team and to ensure that the University’s Animal Care and Use Program meets regulatory requirements regarding animal research and teaching activities. The Director will collaborate with key stakeholders including the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC Chair, among others, to maintain and expand AAALAC accreditation of University facilities. West Virginia University, an R1 Research University and flagship land-grant institution, is located in scenic Morgantown, West Virginia, a bustling small city surrounded by farms and forests, but conveniently located near Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
• Support the effective and efficient operation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for WVU including animal use application review, regulatory reporting, and record-keeping.
• Prepare extensive reports on research laws and issues (as they pertain to animals) for federal agencies, accrediting bodies, and University officials.
• Develops and coordinates inter-institutional agreements for collaborative research with other universities;
• Work closely with the attending veterinarian and the IACUC chair in the implementation and maintenance of IACUC policies, and the monitoring. of compliance by the investigators with the regulations.
• Coordinate University efforts to expand AAALAC accreditation to additional facilities.
• In collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian, provide training to members of the University community who participate in or have reason to be knowledgeable of animal research or teaching policies and procedures.
• Develop electronic systems in collaboration with Information Technology Services that will enhance the animal program, IACUC processes, and post-approval monitoring program.
• Ensure protocol and grant concordance.
• Oversee and participate in post-approval monitoring of research activities in coordination with IACUC.
• Supervise the scheduling and planning of semi-annual animal use research facilities inspections and program reviews.
• Master’s degree or equivalent directly related experience; Bachelor’s degree required
• Three years of directly related experience with animal welfare and Institutional Animal Care and Use issues
• Advanced technical knowledg
West Virginia University
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