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Boston University SENIOR COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST,Research Compliance in BOSTON, Massachusetts




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The Senior Compliance Specialist is responsible for contributing to the success of the Animal Welfare Program by assisting with the development, oversight and monitoring of research compliance processes to promote and facilitate compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, ethical, practice and care standards, BU policies and procedures, and approved protocols. The Senior Compliance Specialist promotes best practices and solutions, serving as a liaison between various program areas. The Senior Compliance Specialist is responsible for providing support to BUs research community and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in ensuring the humane care and use of animals. The Senior Research Compliance Specialist is responsible for conducting adminstrative pre-review of material submitted to the IACUC and all IACUC documentation and record keeping, including meeting minutes and agenda, inspection reports, noncompliance reports to regulatory and other oversight or funding agencies, annual program reports to regulatory and other oversight or funding agencies. The Senior Compliance Specialist will generally perform the following functions: adminstrative pre-review of IACUC submission; conducting risk assessments; performing routine and post-approval monitoring; assisting with development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices designed to promote compliant practices and mitigate risk; providing guidance and education to investigators to assure compliance with research regulations and standards; facilitating compliance with decisions and corrective actions; and participating or leading special projects from concept to completion.

Required Skills

3-5 years of experience and a B.A./B.S. in a scientific field, preferably experience with animal research models required. Related academic, animal care, or research compliance experience considered in substitution of degree. Knowledge of federal rules and regulations related to IACUC regulatory requirements and animal welfare. Working knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Demonstrated ability to critically analyze and evaluate information necessary to execute activities of the IACUC office. Proficiency in spreadsheet and database administration. Able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects and one to three years of experience. Preferred Qualifications: One to three years reviewing animal research proposals. AALAS certification at a LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician) or higher level. Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) preferred. Related academic, animal care, or research compliance experience considered in substitution.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.