Director of IACUC

UTMB Health | Galveston, Texas 77555

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: August 24, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33221


University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in beautiful Galveston, Texas is searching for a passionate Director of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to join their organization!

The Position 

  • The Director of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee will have primary responsibility for administrative IACUC support, direct management of the protocol review process, and business management of the IACUC Office administrative staff.
  • Reporting to the AVP Research Regulation & Compliance, this leader will oversee a team of three and support ~450 approved studies.
  • The Director works closely with the (IACUC) members, faculty, research staff, veterinary staff, the Animal Resource Center (ARC), Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Health and Safety as well as Employee Health in support of the University’s animal care program and research mission.
  • This leader will oversee the IACUC Post Approval Monitoring program, they will also maintain current regulatory documentation for the animal care and use program, and the ongoing management of the IACUC and its administrative support staff.
  • Ideal candidates will be proven leaders, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and possess the ability to solve problems. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • Five or more years of IACUC administration experience required. 
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) strongly preferred; AALAS CMAR and/or LATG Certification preferred.

The Community

  • Galveston, Texas, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is home to many attractions and landmarks including the 242-acre Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island Historic Pier and much more!
  • Residents enjoy a lower-than-average cost of living and great year-round temperatures.
  • Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, mixed with tight-knit, small town friendliness.
  • The city is only 50 miles south of Houston.

The Organization

  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is one of the leading research-intensive academic health centers in the nation.
  • Along with a uniquely important role in Texas history as the state’s first medical school, it is investing in continued movement toward becoming one of the very best, nationally recognized for the quality and reach of its clinical care and its research.
  • The UTMB of today is a four-campus, $2.5 billion modern health care system with over 3,400 students and over 970 faculty in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
  • UTMB has a $3.3 billion annual statewide economic impact, in terms of business volume, personal income and durable goods purchases. More than 46,000 jobs in Texas are directly or indirectly attributed to UTMB.




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