Research Compliance/Programs Administrator (IACUC, Animal Care & Use)

Joslin Diabetes Center

Boston, MA

Boston, MA, US
Boston, MA
12 days ago

Under the supervision of the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs the Research (IACUC/Animal Care & Use) Compliance/Programs Administrator is responsible for ensuring Joslin’s IACUC/Animal Care & Use Program adheres to federal, state and local regulations as well as institutional policy. 
The Administrator participates in the oversight of this program along with performing the day-to-day program specific responsibilities and processes.

In the current environment, this role will allow for virtual interviewing as well as having the ability to begin remotely.  Future remote work will be allowed on a schedule to be determined.


  • Under the oversight of the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs administers the institution’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).   
  • Reviews all protocol applications and study material submitted to assure that all requirements for initial and/or annual review as required by the applicable regulations and policies are met prior to consideration by the Committee.  For selected protocols, provides guidance to investigators and study staff.   
  • Determines level of review required (full committee/designated member review expedited) and coordinates the process of the proper review by the Committee.
  • If eligible, as determined by the Institutional Official, may serve as an Alternate Voting Member of the IACUC for the Director, Research Compliance/Assurance & Programs and performs administrative reviews/approvals for minor changes to previously approved protocols.
  • Trains and assists staff in the review process of the IACUC and in achieving appropriate actions as requested by the committee.
  • Advises staff on the appropriate practices in conducting animal research at the institution and helps interpret and clarify federal regulations and institutional policies on animal research.
  • Works with Animal Facilities staff and other Joslin departments (i.e. Safety, Facilities) to ensure compliance with the regulations for the humane care and use of animals in research and safety for all personnel involved in the use of animals for research.
  • Participates in the required Semi-Annual Program Review and Facility Inspection.  Drafts the Semi-Annual Report from the Review/Inspection and assists in the follow-up for the completion of any notes deficiencies noted during the Review/Inspection.
  • Composes letters and memos on behalf of the IACUC, coordinating the actions of the Committee, corresponding with staff for the Committee.
  • Responsible for all protocol review and/or meeting preparation activities.  
  • Maintains all records (databases and physical records) for the IACUC and assures they are accessible upon request to Committee members and authorized regulatory agencies.
  • Involved in policy and procedure development/review and assists in the implementation of new/updated policies and procedures.
  • May present selected sessions/modules at the institution-wide education program to all staff involved in animal research to meet regulatory requirements.  Assists in curriculum planning. 
  • Responsible for the some aspects for the post-approval monitoring/auditing of animal research to ensure compliance federal, state and local regulations as well as institutional policy, including periodic walk-throughs of the Animal Facilities/labs where animal work may be conducted.
  • As needed, the Research (IACUC/Animal Care & Use) Compliance/Program Administrator may also participate in the administration of other Research Compliance/Programs activities (i.e. Responsible Conduct of Research Program).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or two or more years related experience in an academic research environment (preferably in health care).
  • 2-3 years of experience in an academic research environment, working the IACUC and/or within a research setting with a strong preference for regulatory oversight.
  • Certified IACUC Administrator Professional (CPIA) is preferred (or eligible for certification). 
  • Current knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the conduct of research and research compliance, such as DHHS, OLAW, and USDA
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving skills 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in collecting technical information from a wide variety of sources
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion  and be able to interpret and apply ethical principles to daily work
Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement.

About the Company

Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized diabetes care, research and education institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School and headquartered in Boston, MA. Joslin is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of people with diabetes through its cutting edge basic and clinical research, patient care programs for children and adults, and through programs and publications that improve the care of diabetes worldwide.

Since its founding in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center has constantly evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges of diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is an institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes, leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

Joslin Diabetes Center is the only diabetes institution in the world that goes beyond a single focus. With efforts in these three critical areas, a synergy develops: researchers, clinicians and educators collaborate in ways that produce cutting-edge scientific discovery, unique clinical care models and pioneering educational strategies. This one-of-a-kind framework has an impact on people with diabetes locally, nationally and across the globe.

As the science and practice of medicine continues to evolve, Joslin's core mission endures. Every person at Joslin is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications. We will achieve this vision through a relentless pursuit of our stated mission: To prevent, treat, and cure diabetes.

500 to 999 employees
Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave, Employee Events, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Prescription Drug Coverage, Vacation/paid time off, Subsidized Commuting, Medical, Dental and Vision, Gym Memberships, Employee Referral Program, Military Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid sick days, Flexible Spending Accounts, Professional Development, Tuition Reimbursement, 401K