Job Req ID:  107481

ACUC Director, Post-Approval Monitoring

Johns Hopkins University is adding staff to the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC). This office provides continual oversight of procedures performed on animals and confirms that these procedures are performed as described in protocols that are first reviewed and approved by the ACUC. Additionally, as an institution we must assess the qualifications of our researchers to conduct the experiments they propose and provide training to meet these qualifications. Post-approval monitoring (PAM) and researcher training are essential responsibilities of the ACUC. To this end, the Johns Hopkins University ACUC seeks qualified applicants for the position of ACUC Director, Post-Approval Monitoring, with an appointment in the ACUC office, and with voting membership on the ACUC committee. Joint appointments in academic departments or divisions may be available for qualified candidates but the primary responsibilities and activities of the Director will be associated with the ACUC. Board-certified veterinarians with surgical experience and expertise working with traditional, large research animals (e.g. pigs, rabbits, nonhuman primates) are preferred. A track record of successful training of faculty, students, and staff is also desired.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure animal welfare in all JHU labs and facilities.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to JHU researchers, including advice in real time as procedures are developed or implemented.
  • Work collaboratively with veterinarians and staff supporting the research animal husbandry and clinical care program.
  • Inform the ACUC office and veterinary staff of potential welfare concerns.
  • Maintain records and logs of training provided.
  • Regularly update JHU policies and guidelines for animal care and use as state and federal guidelines are refined.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between the ACUC, Institutional Official (IO) and attending veterinarians regarding best practices and welfare concerns.
  • Voting member of the IACUC.
  • Supervise a staff of monitoring specialists.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the behavior, biology, and husbandry of laboratory animals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and flexible team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details, analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions daily.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Track record of scholarly activity or project development, implementation and outcome assessment.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Advanced Degree (D.V.M., M.D. or Ph.D.) required.
  • Three years related experience with laboratory animal management in academic research or comparable environment.
  • Bachelors degree in animal science, biology, or related basic science field and a minimum of seven years' experience in laboratory animal management may substitute for education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Board-certified veterinarian with surgical experience and expertise working with traditional, large research animals preferred.
  • A track record of successful training of faculty, students, and staff is also desired.
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Supervisory experience.

Classified Title: Director Compliance Operations 
Working Title: ​​​​​​​ACUC Director, Post-Approval Monitoring

Role/Level/Range: L/04/LF  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Animal Care and Use Committee  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

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