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Compliance and Training Coordinator (CTC)

Inst Animal Care & Use Comm

Compliance and Training Coordinator (CTC)

  • 528210
  • Medical Center
  • Inst Animal Care & Use Comm
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 1 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Compliance and Training Coordinator (CTC) reports to the Executive Director of the Office of the IACUC and works closely with other staff members. The CTC is assigned to specific physical areas where animals are used or to specific lab groups or protocols for compliance monitoring.


Animal care and use compliance monitoring

  • Attend IACUC protocol review and regular meetings;
  • Disseminate information/advice on various aspects of the animal care and use program for Columbia University researchers who participate in animal-related activities;
  • Maintain knowledge of current information and issues regarding laboratory animal science and engage in professional development activities;
  • Visit and assess animal care and use facilities and investigators' laboratories to assure high-quality oversight of all research and teaching activities involving the use of animals and to ensure compliance with federal regulations, nationally accepted standards and Columbia University policies;
  • Monitor animal studies for compliance with regulations, guidelines, Columbia University policies and animal are and use protocols;
  • Report results and findings of the facility and laboratory assessments to the Executive Director;
  • Conduct review of animal use records to ensure consistency between the records and the IACUC approved protocol;
  • Conduct pre-review of protocols to ensure completeness and compliance with federal regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent plus four years of laboratory animal experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA) certification preferred.
  • Ability to work and communicate positively and effectively with researchers, veterinarians and other CTCs;
  • Strong knowledge of regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of laboratory animals;
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory animal science including familiarity with all of the most commonly used species of animal;
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in a fast paced environment with frequently changing priorities;
  • Keen attention to detail. 

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