Boehringer Ingelheim IACUC Administrator in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut
Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.
This position provides direct support to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and IACUC Leadership for the purpose of carrying out delegated responsibilities of managing all IACUC activities and maintaining records/documentation as required by federal, state, and local regulations and BI corporate policies. Functions as the gatekeeper for Global Animal Care and Welfare Forum operations, supporting overall activities of the Global Animal Welfare Officer to coordinate, harmonize, and guide Human Pharma R&D animal care and use policies. Performs primary level review of extramural animal care and use relationships to ensure regulatory and BI Corporate animal welfare compliance and maintains supporting documents to report extramural animal use numbers to IACUC and BI Human Pharma Corporate Leadership.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manages and supports effective and efficient day-to-day functions of the IACUC including: managing electronic IACUC protocol submission and approval process (training, troubleshooting, tracking, notifications, etc.); supporting IACUC members (ensures appropriate membership, appointment letters, conducts new member training, coordinates IACUC continuous education, manages non-affiliated members participation); schedules and coordinates IACUC meetings and events (establishes agenda with IACUC Leadership, uploads meeting materials, facilitates meeting, accurately records meeting actions and distributes meeting minutes, schedule full committee reviews as required); manages and coordinates the Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) process; processes Animal Welfare Concerns and IACUC Reportables, and manage records retention for all IACUC documents, reports, guidelines, and institutional policies (e.g. IDEA for GEN).
Serves as the first line of support for scientists regarding the BI IACUC protocol review and approval process and protocol status. Acts as a primary point of contact to direct or advise investigators to appropriate persons (e.g. AR veterinarians, subject matter experts) or departments (e.g. EHS) for assistance in preparing animal use protocols. Serves as an information resource for the IACUC and maintains institutional history related to regulatory policies and procedures. InformsPrincipal Investigators and key departments regarding current regulatory activities and topics.Identifies and shares relevant webinars, outside meetings and workshops for training opportunities for IACUC members and animal users.
Works with the IACUC to conduct and ensure timely completion of the semi-annual Facility Inspections and Program Reviews (FIPRs). Provides FIPR orientation and training to new IACUC members. Plans and schedules the facility inspections and provides appropriate documents, checklists (electronic based), tablets, etc. Develops inspection summaries with IACUC Leadership and assigns responsible parties to make corrective actions for findings, and tracks completion of corrections. Compiles, drafts, edits, and finalizes reports for the Institutional Official on behalf of the IACUC and ensures that reports meet federal requirements. Obtains IACUC member signatures, and submits the finalized report to the Institutional Official (IO).
Conducts initial or preliminary animal welfare risk assessments of extramural sites (CROs, vendors, collaborating institutions, etc.) where BI scientists propose to place studies to ensure compliance with BI Corporate policies. Also, initiates three year reassessments of approved facilities to ensure continued compliance with BI Corporate policies. Maintains Extramural Animal Use Shareroom.
Supports the Global Animal Welfare Officers for BI Human Pharma (BI HP) and BI Animal Health (BI AH), and acts as the Secretariat for scheduled Global Animal Welfare Forum (GAWF) meetings and other activities, such as ensuring timely reviews and modifications to Global Corporate Animal Care and Use documents. Maintains the GAW Shareroom document library
Serves as subject matter expert and resource for regulatory compliance; generates annual reports to USDA, AAALAC and State of CT and assists in the preparation of triennial AAALAC Program Description, and interfaces with and hosts regulatory inspections and site visits (USDA, AAALAC). Assists in timely document retrieval, acts as scribe, provides daily summaries, and assists in post site visit communications.
Serves as system administrator for web-based protocol tracking software system (TOPAZ Elements); manages regulatory Sharerooms (e.g. IACUC Shareroom, External Animal Use Shareroom, Global Animal Welfare Shareroom, etc.) and electronic Facility Inspection/Program Review (FIPR) database.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an accredited institution in Animal Science, Biology, Bioethics, or related scientific discipline is required.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) certification is preferred.
Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience working on or with an IACUC.
Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of the Federal Animal Welfare Act and Regulations and the NRC “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”.
Must have AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level.
Requires excellent communication (oral & written), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Skype, website system administration, and proficient in using and managing Animal Care and Use software applications (preferably TOPAZ Elements).
Must be motivated and have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
This job requires knowledge and understanding of animal care and use regulations, trends, messaging, and public impact.
The role also requires an understanding of experimental procedures utilized in common laboratory species to support discovery and toxicology studies in an industry setting or in basic research conducted at academic institutions.
Primary roles and responsibilities are required to fulfill federal, state and local laws and regulations, BI Corporate policies, and to maintain AAALAC accreditation.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
Must be 18 years of age or older
Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.
Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA
Title: IACUC Administrator
Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield
Requisition ID: 185951