Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the IACUC Office. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) Associate is responsible supporting the University’s research mission while maintaining highest standards of animal welfare. This critical role ensures programmatic compliance of facility inspections within the allotted timeframe established by the Public Health Service (PHS) and Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and uses locations across multiple campuses. Monitors for compliance and identifies inspection deficiencies; provides appropriate feedback; conducts follow up re-inspections where deficiencies are noted to ensure recommended changes have been instituted.
Maintains the non-compliance tracking system; documenting inspection findings; preparing and submitting detailed lab inspection reports with recommended corrective actions consistent with uniform guidance for approval by designated reviewers.
Manages complex scheduling process with highest degree of professionalism for the inspection team (consisting of WUSTL faculty, veterinarians, facility managers, and IACUC representatives); ensures inspections are conducted within the federally mandated window.
Serves as the committee secretary for the Training and Compliance Committee (TCC) and the IACUC. May also coordinate and prepare materials for compliance review meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Two years of practical veterinary technician experience in a research setting working with a variety of species or a minimum of four years of experience working in a research setting with rodents.
Associate degree in animal health technology or a bachelor’s degree in animal science or a related discipline.
IACUC or regulatory compliance experience.
Licensed Veterinary Technician and/or AALAS LATG certification is desired.
Working knowledge of regulations, policies, and nationally accepted standards regarding the care and use of animals in research, testing, and instruction.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize and manage tasks of varying complexity, and manage confidential information.
Attention to detail is imperative.
Effectively work and communicate with investigators, their lab staff, and a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to maintain complete, accurate, and organized records/reports.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to overcome language barriers.
Ability to overcome adverse circumstances in a firm but diplomatic manner.
Familiarity working with computers and experience using Microsoft Office Professional software (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Access).
The hiring range for this position is $17.00 - $22.96 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.