Animal Care and Regulations Manager

Location: Naples, FL

Job Title: Animal Facility Compliance Manager

Department: Operations

Location: Immokalee, FL

Job Overview:

The Animal Facility Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and adherence to regulatory standards at our In Vivo Primate Quarantine and Breeding Facility. This role encompasses the management of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), quality control, inspections, interactions with regulatory agencies, oversight of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), protocol review, training, compliance monitoring, and collaboration with research teams.

Responsibilities:

  • SOP Management:
    • Review, update, and maintain SOPs to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
    • Develop new SOPs as necessary to address emerging compliance requirements.
  • Quality Control:
    • Monitor and enforce adherence to SOPs through regular assessments.
    • Rectify deviations from established procedures.
  • Inspections:
    • Conduct quarterly and semi-annual comprehensive inspections, documenting findings and implementing corrective actions.
  • Regulatory Agency Interactions:
    • Serve as the main point of contact for regulatory agency representatives during site inspections.
    • Coordinate and lead tours for regulatory and sponsor representatives.
  • Collaboration:
    • Ensure animal care and research activities align with regulatory standards.
    • Provide guidance and training to staff on compliance matters.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices.
  • Assist in budget management for compliance activities.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to regulatory agencies and sponsors.
  • Investigate and resolve incidents related to compliance.
  • Conduct risk assessments and recommend strategies for risk mitigation.
  • IACUC Oversight:
    • Lead and manage the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to ensure ethical and regulatory compliance in animal care and research.
    • Oversee protocol review and approval processes, organize committee meetings, and maintain records.
  • Training and Education:
    • Develop training programs for researchers, staff, and IACUC members.
    • Monitor ongoing compliance and conduct inspections as needed.
  • Policy Development:
    • Collaborate on the development and updates of institutional policies related to animal care and use.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in compliance and regulatory management in a similar environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, including AALAC, FDA, OLAW, and GLP.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
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