IACUC Specialist -

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 9, 2024
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The Office of the Vice President for Research, Research Compliance Services, is seeking an experienced Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) professional to join our team of Research Compliance Specialists. Reporting to the Director of Research Compliance Services, the IACUC Program Specialist (Administrative Program Support 4) will coordinate with the Chair, members of the IACUC, Animal Care Services staff, and other university constituents to ensure that all animal care and use activities related to research and/or teaching conform to all applicable university, state, federal, and other external regulatory requirements, and guidelines. This position does not involve the provision of direct care to animals but is a research compliance oversight position.


  • Performs pre-review of new protocols, three-year renewals, protocol modifications, and continuations for accuracy and completeness of submission, and coordinates review with the appropriate Environmental Health and Safety Committees.
  • Consults with principal investigators, staff, and others in the preparation of new animal protocols or the amendment of existing protocols. Serves as a resource for investigators on regulations, policies, and guidelines governing animal care and use.
  • Maintains internal database of animal protocols. Creates reports from database to meet internal and AAALAC, PHS, and USDA requirements. 
  • Coordinates animal facility inspections, animal care and use program evaluations. May assist in the preparation of semiannual inspection reports.
  • Participates in internal audit of animal care and use protocols. Keeps current on federal, state, and local animal research regulations, guidelines, and policies. Ensures that changes are integrated into appropriate university policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Participates in the development of IACUC policies for review by the committee. Contributes to the writing of IACUC Office Standard Operating Procedures. Revises IACUC protocol forms and checklists as needed. Prepares materials for dissemination and for the IACUC website.
  • Facilitates IACUC or other research compliance stakeholder meetings as needed, including logistical arrangements and preparation and distribution of decisions, agendas, minutes, etc.
  • May participate in the preparation and presentation of training programs for IACUC members and animal users.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field and at least four years of related administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. At least two of those years of administrative experience must be in an academic research compliance setting requiring knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations. 
  3. Knowledge and ability to use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of federal and other laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures pertaining to the care and use of animals used for research and teaching.
  4. Excellent organizational skills to effectively multi-task to meet deadlines and troubleshoot problems.
  5. Established interpersonal skills that promote building strong working relationships. Demonstrated ability to interact with colleagues in a positive and constructive manner.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel.


  1. Experience involving the use of animals in a research, medical, or similar institutional setting and a demonstrated understanding of scientific methodology. 
  2. Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) or eligible within one year of hire.
  3. Record of certification, membership, or affiliation with appropriate professional organizations.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498216 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2024. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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