Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Galveston, Texas

UTMB Health - Innovative and Compassionate Patient Care – State-of-the-art Facilities:
UTMB Health is a billion-dollar health science center comprised of four schools (the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Health Professions, and the School of Nursing), three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. For 125 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients, and the people in Texas and beyond.

Position Summary:

The Director of the IACUC will have primary responsibility for administrative IACUC support, direct management of the protocol review process, and business management of the IACUC Office administrative staff. This position will assist the IACUC and AVP Res. Reg & Compliance with interpreting federal legislation and other policies. The Director will work with university-wide committees to disseminate information, provide guidance, leadership, and develop policies and procedures to assure efficient and user-friendly protocol review process and University compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at National Institutes of Health - NIH (OLAW) regulations and AAALAC, International guidance.

Education, Certification and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required/Advanced degree is preferred.
  • 5 (five) or more years of IACUS administrative experience.
  • Certified Professional IACUS Administrator (CPIA) is preferred but will be required within first year of hire.
  • AALAS CMAR and or LATG certification is preferred.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Five or more years of experience in laboratory animal research, including experience in IACUC administration and program management or related work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply all relevant federal, state, and university regulations policies, and federal guidance documents.
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts and terminology.
  • Strong proficiency in public speaking and writing. Must be comfortable speaking to large audiences and explaining complex regulatory requirements to both scientists and lay people.

Income Package:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience. In addition, UTMB offers a superior benefits package, an excellent retirement program, and a relocation allowance, if needed. 

Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website:

For more information, please submit a current and updated Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to,
Skott Harrington at:

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

University of Texas Medical Branch



301 University Boulevard

Galveston, Texas 77555

(409) 772-1011

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time