IACUC Post-App Monitor II - 60079

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 89726

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

This role ensures that research activities involving animal subjects protect the safety, rights, and welfare of animals.  This role ensures these activities are compliant with institutional policies, ethical principles and government regulations by identifying compliance needs and leading post-approval monitoring (PAM) activities.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Program Responsibilities
  • Ensure all animal research activities are being conducted in accordance with institutional policies, ethical principles and government regulations.
  • Conduct all PAM activities including scheduling, coordinating, participation, documentation and ensuring follow up.
  • Investigate, report and resolve animal welfare-related concerns.
  • Recommend and implement best practices including research policies, record keeping requirements and proper aseptic techniques for survival surgeries.
  • Maintain PAM databases and provide advanced program metrics.
  • Provide regular reports of all PAM activities.


  1. Program Leadership
  • Develop and implement monitoring processes and improvement action plans
  • Develop PAM action plans from federal guidelines and internal policies.
  • Develop work priorities based on institutional needs and regulatory areas.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and participate in regulatory inspections/site visits.
  • Collaborate in the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Mentor post-approval monitoring staff and assist in planning PAM activities.


  1. Program Maintenance & Support
    • Participate in initiatives and strategic plans including programmatic changes based on updated regulations and or site visit recommendations.
    • Collaborate with researchers, veterinarian resources, IACUC staff and committees
    • Develop and maintain reports to monitor compliance trends, and inform stakeholders about trends, risk areas, and educational needs.
    • Collaborate in the development and implementation of PAM education programs.
    • Monitor research regulatory changes including federal, state and local compliance.
    • Lead other IACUC duties during high volumes of submissions or absences.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), and Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or Veterinary Technician

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors of Science degree


Required Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in animal care administration, research or other animal welfare protection-related job.
  • Previous experience in a biomedical or research environment.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters of Science degree


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG), Veterinary Technician, or Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA) Certification

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of animal facility operations and administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of government and regulatory requirements regarding animal research including U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Public Health Service (PHS), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), and all federal, state, and local rules.
  • Advanced proficiency with electronic animal care/protocol management systems.
  • Advanced proficiency with database software (Windows)
  • Intermediate proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing, and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

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