The Office of Animal Welfare at West Virginia University is seeking a PAM Administrator (MAP title Program Coordinator ) . This position is responsible for the Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) of animal use protocols, clinical records and lab/surgical practices, ensuring they are in accordance with the IACUC (Institutional Care and Use Committee) approved protocols and federal regulations. The PAM Administrator, under the supervision of the Office of Animal Welfare and the IACUC, monitors animal research, teaching and training activities, and serves as a training and educational resource to animal researchers.
The PAM Administrator advocates on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the IACUC when interacting with faculty researchers, research staff, students and volunteers, and informs the IACUC of results of PAM visits, including any protocol/investigator non-compliance. Decisions resulting from compliance violations found by the reviews conducted by the PAM Administrator are the responsibility of the IACUC.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Conduct routine assessment of animal use procedures and records, as requested to ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines, approved protocols, IACUC policies and standard operating procedures, etc.
Provide guidance to researchers, as needed, about current record keeping requirements, proper aseptic techniques for survival surgeries, standard operating procedures, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Recommend to researchers best practices of approved activities and offer or recommend beneficial training, as appropriate.
Maintain database of and report to the IACUC with documentation and correspondence of routine assessments.
Investigate specific animal welfare-related concerns, as assigned, and provide incident report in a timely manner to the IACUC.
Perform follow-up compliance reviews as requested by the IACUC, e.g., 3-6 months following initial report of findings.
Attend designated portion of monthly IACUC meetings, by arrangement with the committee chair, to provide PAM summary reports to the committee and answer questions.
Participate in IACUC facilities inspections and conduct follow-up inspections, as required.
Maintain strict confidence for all official activities.
Bachelor's degree in biology, animal science, pre-veterinarian science or related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
Two (2) years of experience in lab animal research
Familiarity with animal research protocols, post approval monitoring and IACUC procedures
Knowledge of applicable federal regulations related to IACUC and animal welfare
Knowledge of principles of ethics in animal research, IACUC regulatory requirements, the Animal Welfare Act and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Knowledge of medical terminology
In-depth knowledge of and/or experience with animal dosing, blood collection techniques, drug administration, aseptic surgical techniques, euthanasia, and recognition of normal animal behavior and associated handling methods
Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships and effective communication with the IACUC members, principal investigators and their research technicians, and veterinary and animal care staff
Valid Driver's License
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Job Posting: Mar 12, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 168122
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