Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

IACUC Program Manager

Princeton, NJ, United States
May 23, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) manager who will be responsible for leading the IACUC specialists and Post approval monitoring program for all BMS IACUCs. This individual will be an integral part of the Veterinary Sciences group and support the advancement of in-vivo non-clinical research activities being approved by both the Redwood City California and Central New Jersey IACUCs.

Position Responsibilities

Manages the BMS IACUC specialists team and manages 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).

Manages the site census data processes.

Manages the animal procurement support initiatives.

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

Participates in a leadership role for the Animal Welfare Risk Assessment team for assessing 3rd party compliance with BMS Corporate Expectations on Animal Welfare.

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrates expert 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 strong knowledge 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.

Takes a leadership role in connecting and collaborating 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.

Manages and 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 required with applicable industry experience.

AALAS Certification or CPIA certification is strongly preferred. CPIA certification must be completed within one year of hire if not certified at time of hire.

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.