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Joslin Diabetes Center Research Compliance/Program Administrator (IACUC/Animal Care & Use) in Boston, Massachusetts

Under the supervision of the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs the Research (IACUC/Animal Care & Use) Compliance/Programs Administrator is responsible for ensuring Joslin’s IACUC/Animal Care & Use Program adheres to federal, state and local regulations as well as institutional policy. The Administrator participates in the oversight of this program along with performing the day-to-day program specific responsibilities and processes.

In the current environment, this role will allow for virtual interviewing as well as having the ability to begin remotely. Future remote work will be allowed on a schedule to be determined.


Along with our fellow health care organizations in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston, all members of the Joslin workforce will be required (by October 31, 2021) to receive a COVID vaccine. The vaccine requirement holds true for Joslin employees who work fully remote and will be a condition of employment for all moving forward.

Therefore, the successful candidate would have to provide proof of full vaccination prior to October 31, 2021.

  • Under the oversight of the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs administers the institution’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

  • Reviews all protocol applications and study material submitted to assure that all requirements for initial and/or annual review as required by the applicable regulations and policies are met prior to consideration by the Committee. For selected protocols, provides guidance to investigators and study staff.

  • Determines level of review required (full committee/designated member review expedited) and coordinates the process of the proper review by the Committee.

  • If eligible, as determined by the Institutional Official, may serve as an Alternate Voting Member of the IACUC for the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs and performs administrative reviews/approvals for minor changes to previously approved protocols.

  • Trains and assists staff in the review process of the IACUC and in achieving appropriate actions as requested by the committee.

  • Advises staff on the appropriate practices in conducting animal research at the institution and helps interpret and clarify federal regulations and institutional policies on animal research.

  • Works with Animal Facilities staff and other Joslin departments (i.e. Safety, Facilities) to ensure compliance with the regulations for the humane care and use of animals in research and safety for all personnel involved in the use of animals for research.

  • Participates in the required Semi-Annual Program Review and Facility Inspection. Drafts the Semi-Annual Report from the Review/Inspection and assists in the follow-up for the completion of any notes deficiencies noted during the Review/Inspection.

  • Composes letters and memos on behalf of the IACUC, coordinating the actions of the Committee, corresponding with staff for the Committee.

  • Responsible for all protocol review and/or meeting preparation activities.

  • Maintains all records (databases and physical records) for the IACUC and assures they are accessible upon request to Committee members and authorized regulatory agencies.

  • Involved in policy and procedure development/review and assists in the implementation of new/updated policies and procedures.

  • May present selected sessions/modules at the institution-wide education program to all staff involved in animal research to meet regulatory requirements. Assists in curriculum planning.

  • Responsible for the some aspects for the post-approval monitoring/auditing of animal research to ensure compliance federal, state and local regulations as well as institutional policy, including periodic walk-throughs of the Animal Facilities/labs where animal work may be conducted.

  • As needed, the Research (IACUC/Animal Care & Use) Compliance/Program Administrator may also participate in the administration of other Research Compliance/Programs activities (i.e. Responsible Conduct of Research Program).

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or two or more years related experience in an academic research environment (preferably in health care).

  • 2-3 years of experience in an academic research environment, working the IACUC and/or within a research setting with a strong preference for regulatory oversight.

  • Certified IACUC Administrator Professional (CPIA) is preferred (or eligible for certification).

  • Current knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the conduct of research and research compliance, such as DHHS, OLAW, and USDA

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently in a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion and be able to interpret and apply ethical principles to daily work

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): R3490-22

External Company Name: Joslin Diabetes

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Street: One Joslin Place