Animal Care and Use Committee Administrator (NCI) – Leidos – Bethesda, MD

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Job ID: 6085
Job date: 2016-10-13
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Company : Leidos 

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Role : Research Scientist 

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Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS.

The breadth of FNLCR’s activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes. LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M.

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The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.



The ACUC Administrator position is responsible for oversight and implementation of policies and procedures associated with the animal care and use program. Duties include: 1) broadly based administrative support to the NCI Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC), 2) serves as primary liaison between the ACUC and investigators in disseminating policy and procedural guidelines governing animal care and use and in ensuring that animal-based research activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations, 3) coordination and facilitation of animal study proposal (ASP) development, review, approval and renewal processes, 4) utilizing a web-based ASP data and document management system, 5) serving as central point of contact for users of the system for purposes of training and technical support, 6) logistical support to the ACUC including scheduling monthly meetings, creating agendas, documenting proceedings, maintaining records and executing actions taken as a result of committee deliberations, 7) coordinates and contributes to the review, modification and dissemination of ACUC guidelines and standard operating procedures, 8) coordinates periodic animal facility and laboratory inspections, 9) documentation of findings and corrective action, 10) tracks operational metrics (active ASPs, animal usage), and 11) prepare recurring animal-related regulatory reports.

Possession of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college/ university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or two (2) years related experience in lieu of degree Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency A minimum of three (3) years related experience Knowledge of laboratory animal technology and federal laws, policies, regulations and procedures governing the care and use of research animals Knowledge of Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Experience in the use of electronic documentation and data management systems
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree Knowledge of ACUC functions Possess a high degree of independence and judgment, strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills, and use of computer software applications.
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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