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IACUC Specialist

Company name
NYU Langone Medical Center

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
May 08, 2021

Valid Through
Aug 21, 2021

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NYU Grossman School of Medicine

is one of the nation's top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health

, the Grossman School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care.

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a IACUC Specialist.

Reporting to the IACUC Assistant Director, the IACUC Specialist in partnership with a second IACUC Specialist, advises Principal Investigators (PIs) and their research teams as they draft new protocols, amendments and renewals. This individual is also responsible for collaborating and coordinating with the IACUC to ensure compliance with all institutional policies and procedures as well as federal and state regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures pertaining to the use of animals in research.

Job Responsibilities:

Participates in special projects and performs other job related duties as required.

Assists in monitoring corrective action plans for any post-approval monitoring findings to ensure its completion by the correct by date approved by the IACUC.

Coordinates and participates in inspections of animal care and use facilities and laboratories to assist the IACUC in providing oversight of all animal-related activities and to ensure compliance with federal regulations, nationally accepted standards and institutional policies

Conduct for-cause and not-for-cause audit visits by interviewing and/or observing the PI and his/her research team with respect to IACUCapproved, active protocols.

Conducts post-approval monitoring activities by assessing PI or Research Team compliance with terms of approved animal research protocols

Carries forward questions and concerns arising from the PI or the research team, obtains adequate responses and discusses them with concerned parties.

Provides additional context for internal and external policy and procedure changes which may impact the PIs research

Provides regular updates to the PI and the research team on external regulatory developments and internal policy changes which may impact the PIs research.

Conducts the regulatory portion of the New Researcher orientation lecture.

Informs all interested parties of the available training options and requirements within the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Animal Care and Use Program and helps arrange for such training as appropriate as training needs are identified through protocol development or other interactions with the PI and research team. In these cases, the IACUC specialist may attend the training session to both self-educate and ensure the PIs understanding of expectations.

Answers questions from the PI and his/her research team that arise in day-to-day work that relate to animal research. Responds to customer inquiries by first verifying understanding of the inquiry, then assists the customer in retrieving an answer to the inquiry (either through providing it directly or connecting the customer to the appropriate resource within the animal care and use program) and finally confirming the customers understanding of the answer.

Works with the principal investigator to self-report unanticipated adverse events or events of noncompliance to the IACUC as appropriate.

Provides clarification to the PI on any modifications requested during the Designated Member or Full Committee Review of the IACUC protocol.

Serves as a resource to the PI in discussing the animal research protocol with a Designated Member Reviewer of the IACUC or in preparing the submission for Full Committee Review

Assists principal investigators and research teams with annual renewals, 3-year renewals and amendments. If an amendment is needed, the IACUC specialist will collaborate with the principal investigator for prompt submission to the IACUC.

Engages in both an administrative and substantive pre-review of the protocol before it is routed to other reviewers and eventually to the IACUC for review. The administrative review includes such tasks as guidance in routing the protocol to the appropriate resources for grant congruency review and/or hazardous materials review as appropriate.

Additional Position Specific Responsibilities:


1. Excels in cooperation, collaboration and communication with all NYULH employees

2. May communicate directly with PIs and other scientists, coordinates delivery of results to outside collaborators also.

3. Communicates carefully with others in order to respond appropriately, to answer questions and obtains requested information.

4. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner.

5. Maintains the confidentiality of all research information.


1. Is able to recognize problems as they occur, and through the application of

appropriate policy/procedure, determines and/or recommends the appropriate solution.

2. Must be able to troubleshoot.

3. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties; asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to ensure accuracy.

4. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a Bachelors degree in related research/science field, or equivalent experience (5-7 years IACUC administrative or animal research regulatory compliance experience). The ideal candidate with have an understanding of various animal models, including research animal use manipulations. The individual will also have the capacity to work collaboratively with a variety of personnel (from various backgrounds) in the animal care and use program. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organization, time management and problem solving skills. The ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervisions within a strong team environment is essential as is demonstrating a zeal for customer service. Must be able to maintain objectivity in each aspect of the role while still maintain a customer-oriented focus.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledgeable about animal welfare laws, regulations, IACUC administrative processes and those with IACUC administrative experience. In addition, it is preferred that the individual be skilled in writing detailed, clear, precise and grammatically correct technical letters, memos and reports. AALAS certification at the LAT or LATg level and or CPIA certification also preferred.

Qualified candidates must be able to

effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

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