IACUC Analyst I

Job ID
20363
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Research Administration & Faculty Affairs

Overview

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Institutional Review Office (IRO) functions as the central office for managing the ethical review and approval of both human and animal studies conducted at Fred Hutch, with specific responsibilities for supporting the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

 

The IACUC Analyst I provides administrative and regulatory support to the IACUC, with a focus on managing the designated member review (DMR) process. 

 

This position demands:

  1. The ability to work independently yet as part of a team
  2. A service orientation both within Fred Hutch and in terms of the larger research community
  3. Commitment to meeting regulatory requirements and carefully documenting the processes. This position reports to the IRO Assistant Director

Responsibilities

Oversee Designated Member Review (DMR) Batches:

  • Maintain and publish monthly DMR schedule for researchers and IACUC members
  • Review submissions for completeness and compliance with regulations, using staff work instructions, historical records, and other resources
  • Gather additional data as necessary from researchers, study staff, and others
  • Advise researchers of submission problems and suggest solutions
  • Coordinate with veterinarians to obtain Vet Consult
  • Prepare submissions for DMR batches
  • Communicate committee requests to investigators through the electronic review system (“Hutch IACUC”)
     

Efficiently Review and Process Submissions:

  • Conduct side by side grant to research plan review to ensure research plan activities, drugs, species, doses, etc. are congruent with the grant
  • Administrative signatory authority for changes to personnel and funding
  • Respond to IACUC phone calls, e-mails, and other inquiries in a prompt and professional manner
  • Serve as liaison between the Institutional Review Office (IRO) and research study staff by exchanging information as part of the day-to-day processing of submissions
  • Serve as back-up to Senior IACUC Analyst as necessary to review and process submissions for Full Committee Review
     

Provide Administrative and Regulatory Support to IACUC:

  • Attend and provide input at all IACUC meetings
  • Provide ongoing training to IACUC members on the electronic review system
  • Set up and tear down for IACUC meetings; run projector as needed
  • Manage protocol expiration dates and communicate with investigators to ensure timely submission of protocol renewals
  • Maintain and update IACUC website as needed
  • Write detailed meeting minutes regarding ethical and animal welfare issues analyzed by committee, as needed
     

Other Duties:

  • Provide other support to the IRO or IACUC as needed

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years experience in clinical trials research management or human/animal research administration or support; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read and understand animal research
  • Demonstrated, effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in word processing and previous experience with MS office programs (MS word, Access, Excel)
     

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience with animal research as a lab technician, veterinary technician, or similar position involving animal research
  • Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA)

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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