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Michigan State University Animal Care Program Research Liaison II in East Lansing, Michigan

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Animal Care Program Research Liaison II

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Work type: Support Staff

Pay Grade:13

Major Administrative Unit / College:Research And Innovation

Department:Regulatory Affairs, Office Of 10059693

Sub Area:AP- Professionals

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Veterinary/Animal Care, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

This position will maintain relationships with faculty, scientists, students, management, and staff involved in animal use activities across MSU’s colleges and farms to ensure humane animal care and use. They will review and monitor all animal research and teaching activities to assure compliance with approved procedures and all applicable regulations; conduct site visits/inspections of investigator labs and animal housing facilities; submit written reports to the IACUC. The IACUC Research Liaison is a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is part of the management team who reviews and assesses the Animal Care Program; develops and maintains databases; schedules and coordinates inspections; writes reports and develops corrective actions and follow-up; and serves as resource for regulations, policies, procedures and training for scientists, staff, animal care personnel. In the position, the IACUC Research Liaison will network with professionals across the U.S. and internationally to develop best practices for animal welfare and regulatory compliance.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

This job requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completion of a four-year degree program in a scientific field, preferably biological or animal sciences; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience using and handling live animals in a research laboratory, quality assurance or regulatory affairs; knowledge of veterinary medical practices such as anesthesia, aseptic technique, and drug administration as well as recognition of normal animal behavior and appropriate handling of laboratory animals; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Excellent communication skills: Training/degree in a field related to animal science/health; knowledge of quality assurance and regulatory affairs; comfortable working with Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), learning management programs, and ability to navigate other software systems.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Cover letter

Three professional references

Together-we-will Statement

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Work Hours


The Bidding Eligibility ends on 10/19/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Oct 13, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time