Washington University of St. Louis Training Coordinator - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office - 40657 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The position is primarily responsible for providing education to principal investigators and their staff to fulfill the IACUC’s federally mandated requirement to ensure all personnel working with animals are adequately trained. As part of the IACUC quality insurance/quality improvement team and in partnership with the Division of Comparable Medicine, the individual will develop training materials and participate in training activities to inform WashU personnel about applicable regulations, IACUC policies, and appropriate animal care and use.


  1. Evaluates training needs for faculty, students, and researchers and coordinates training activities. Documents training and validates proficiency in hands-on techniques and procedures. Maintains databases including training activities, inspection locations, and site initiation visits.
  2. Provides hands-on and didactic training to researchers; including train-the-trainer programs and training components of IACUC mandated corrective action plans.
  3. In coordination with subject matter experts, develops curriculum for personnel involved in research animal use, and incorporates best practices and adult learning techniques for hands-on training, didactic training, and interactive web-based modules.
  4. Evaluates tasks and procedures with the QA/QI Supervisor to identify areas of improvement. May develop materials in support of best practice implementation including standard operating procedures, checklists, and log sheets. May participate in the design and implementation of experiments to establish performance standards and evaluate IACUC approved protocol activities.
  5. Serves as a liaison between the Division of Comparative Medicine and IACUC to harmonize training materials and activities.
  6. Performs lab inspections and post approval monitoring visits to ensure animal research is conducted in a humane, responsible, and scientifically sound manner.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable work experience
  • Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Laboratory, research, training or comparable experience
  • Conceptual, analytical, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks for multiple long and short term projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to effectively accumulate and organize data for reporting
  • Effectively works with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to resolve adverse situations with a firm but diplomatic manner

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $47,029 - $59,987 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 22 vacation days

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Training Coordinator - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office - 40657

Job ID: 40657

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular