Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

IACUC Specialist

Redwood City, CA, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and training specialist for the Redwood City California site who can be an integral part of the Veterinary Sciences group and support the advancement of in-vivo non-clinical research activities being approved by the Redwood City CA IACUC. This will be a hybrid role that has responsibilities for IACUC, post approval monitoring and training at the Redwood City site.

Position Responsibilities

Coordinates all aspects of IACUC functions (I.e., IACUC agenda planning and communication, drafting of meeting minutes, scheduling and assuring completion of semi-annual program review and facility inspections, consolidation and issuance of semi-annual reports to the BMS Institutional Official, retaining any needed IACUC related documents for USDA, AAALAC International, and FDA (when applicable) in an inspection ready fashion, providing continuing education material to the IACUC, providing IACUC training to new members, active membership in the IACUC cross site coordinators team and cross site IACUC educational forum

Subject Matter Expert in Animal Care and Use Protocol (ACUP) generation and the use of the BMS VS Track III system (including assuring the distribution and processing of the ACUPs within system).

Generate site census data.

Provide animal procurement support.

Assist in the assessment of regulatory and welfare standards as they pertain to laboratory animal care, husbandry, facilities, and the overall animal macro environment.

Communicate goals and expectations for the PAM program to investigative groups, VS staff and all new hires.

Review IACUC Animal Care and Use protocols (ACUPs) and develop an appropriate monitoring plan commensurate with risk level, species and procedures(s).

Foster a collaborative environment with VS staff, training personnel and investigative groups to ensure alignment with the highest standards of animal care and welfare.

Conducts training sessions (wetlab and classroom) covering species-specific biomethodology techniques with an emphasis around animal welfare and safety expectations.

Conducts competency and/or proficiency assessments of species-specific biomethodology techniques in alignment with the VS Global Training Manager.

Maintains training records and assigns training courses within eModule systems

Conducts training sessions for IACUC and PAM members

Conducts training sessions for onboarding of new research and VS staff

Work with the VS Training Program team to identify and prioritize training needs.

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the IACUC as per the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations (AWAR) -9 CFR Parts 1, 2, and 3, BMS Corporate Requirements on Animal Care and Use and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, NRC, current edition.

Demonstrates competency in required departmental biomethodology skills.

Must be able to handle common laboratory species. Preferred experience include but not limited to:

Rodents: Handling, Restraint, Euthanasia, Anesthesia, Dosing/Bleeds, ID methods, aseptic technique, surgery

USDA Covered Species: Species-specific Handling/Restraint; Euthanasia, Anesthesia, Dosing/Bleeds

Demonstrates a good understanding of company systems, policies and procedures and be flexible and aware of company transformation.

Actively participates with one over manager in objective writing and performance reviews.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the research being conducted at the site in order to support the research effort and Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) audit program.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of clinical observation and treatment methods in order to periodically assess medical records as part of the AWA audit program.

Demonstrates High-level in all BMS behaviors.

Connects and collaborates across various teams within Veterinary Sciences and research staff. Work may span beyond Veterinary Sciences departments and home site locations.

Work is carried out under minimal supervision; deviations and problems are reviewed with manager.

Gathers information and provides recommendations for compliant solutions.

Participates in the IACUC post approval monitoring program.

Authors and reviews IACUC policies and makes recommendations for revisions as needed.



Minimum requirement: Bachelor of Science degree preferred with applicable industry experience.

AALAS or CPIA certification is preferred but not required if individual has other applicable industry experience.

Must have a history of consistent high-level performance.

Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce.

Must have a strong understanding of basic computer operations and with an expectation for learning VS specific software.

Must have good understanding of the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment for entry into containment areas where potentially hazardous agents are being used and where exposure to zoonotic diseases is possible.