Associate Director job vacancy in University of California San Francisco, (San Francisco, CA 94143)

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Company Name :
University of California San Francisco
Company Location :
San Francisco, CA 94143
Job Position :
Associate Director
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
Recommends and implements policies and procedures based on federal and state agency regulations for relevant compliance area. Provides leadership over compliance committees. Manages all issues related to relevant compliance area. Serves as a liaison between the organization and federal regulators, in addition to representing the organization at regional conferences and meetings. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for Research Compliance programs. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.

The Associate Director (AD) of the Institutional Care and Use Program (IACUP) works under the general direction of the Director of the IACUP and works closely with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, faculty, research staff, and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) veterinary and husbandry management in support of the University’s research mission. The AD is responsible for the management and development of administrative analysts to ensure their achievement of the IACUC protocol review processes (pre-review and formal review), IACUC member training, drafting new and revising existing program policies and standard procedures on a triennial cycle, and providing research staff training and orientation to RIO (electronic protocol management system). The AD assists the Director in long term strategic planning initiatives and regulatory reporting, AAALAC Program Description and site visit preparation, and assumes primary office leadership responsibilities in the Director’s absence. The AD also serves as a voting member of the IACUC.

The AD oversees subordinate individual contributors who responsible for the ongoing management of the IACUC and its administrative support staff, execution of the ongoing administrative protocol regulatory pre-review process, and integration and coordination of the veterinary review. The AD also plays an integral role in the regulatory portion of the program to help ensure that all UCSF animal research proposals are in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, and University policies and procedures. In coordination with the Director and LARC veterinarians, the AD serves as Committee liaison with Principal Investigators and is the entry point for all protocol applications and modifications that enter the system, providing regulatory guidance and scientific input to prepare the applications for formal Committee review.

Additionally, UCSF’s AAALAC, International accreditation occurs every three years and allows the institution to demonstrate its commitment to responsible animal care. As the gold standard for laboratory animal care, AAALAC, International evaluates all aspects of the program, and the AD’s knowledge and expertise is vital to assisting the organization in maintaining excellence in the program and UCSF’s accreditation. The AD plays an integral role in re-accreditation process, including preparation of the Program Description, the site visit itself, and facilitating resolution of site visit findings. Working knowledge of AAALAC, Int. performance standards as well as all applicable federal and state requirements is necessary.

Department Description

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) office supports UCSF’s research mission in providing animal welfare oversight, support for the review and approval of research projects, and training to the research community. The IACUP also shares responsibility with other program stakeholders to ensure the program meets all state and federal regulatory requirements (OLAW/NIH for receipt of federal research funds, USDA-APHIS to maintain our USDA Registration) and maintains UCSF’s AAALAC, International accreditation through both pre- and post-approval processes.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
Six (6) or more years of experience in laboratory animal research, including experience in IACUC administration and program management or related work exp.
Three to five years of direct personnel managerial experience and proven success in managing compliance review boards or committees.
Five or more years of experience leading/managing teams.
Ability to formulate policy recommendations.
Ability to apply a complex array of issues, mental flexibility, and creativity related to compliance issues.
Skill in establishing relationships with relevant regulatory agencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to compose reports, correspondence, and summaries in a comprehensive and organize manner; must be comfortable speaking to large audiences, communicating with researchers, peers and lay people locally and nationally .
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff and other program offices through productive collaboration (LARC, EH&S, Occupational Health, IT); ability to lead and mentor others.
Ability to work in a hiqh-volume environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines.
Knowledge of principles of animal care and standards for animal facilities, including applicable federal, state, accreditation, and university requirements.
Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research.
Excellent knowledge of computer systems, their use and applications; especially software
applicable to protocol submission workflow management.
Pre-employment health screen and annual follow-up to participate in activities within animal use areas. Participation in the occupational health program.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in management/administration.
Master’s or Doctorate degree in a related field (e.g., animal science, veterinary medicine).
Licensure in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology.
AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist
Experience in an Academic Medical Center Faculty environment.
Knowledge and/or skill in the use of a wide variety of animal research models.


Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Research and Scientific, Supervisory / Management

Bargaining Unit

99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class





Parnassus Heights (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday – Friday; 8am -5pm

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