Senior Compliance Specialist, Research Compliance

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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 postapproval monitoring activities, including the ongoing monitoring and observation of laboratory practices and procedures relative to approved protocols with an emphasis on education and building partnerships with members of the research community.

The Senior Compliance Specialist will generally perform the following functions: routine and postapproval monitoring; activities related to protocol review; conducting risk assessments; 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

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred. Related academic, animal care, or research compliance experience considered in substitution. 3 years of experience in related field. Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) preferred.

Boston University is 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.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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