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Compliance and Tech Services, Lead Professional Position

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Position Summary:

Notre Dame researchers do amazing things! Their highest aim is to do good in the world… to heal, unify and enlighten. Does benefitting mankind give you meaning? Can you help our researchers accomplish their greatest ambitions? If yes, we want you to join us.

Notre Dame has grown research expenditures by more than 150% since 2006. Our research occurs in more than 30 core facilities and across areas that include cancer, environmental change, global health, and more. Notre Dame researchers innovate in the field, on the bench, or at the policy table. This is where you make a difference!

As Compliance and Technical Services Lead for the Freimann Life Science Center, you make a vital connection that translates scientific research to the human experience. While overseeing the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in research and teaching, you train Notre Dame's next generation of researchers on appropriate protocols and ensure necessary compliance.

We're recruiting an exceptional professional to play this key role in changing the world.

Overseeing the animal component of Notre Dame life science research projects, the Compliance and Technical Services Lead brings knowledge of a variety of animal species, including their natural behaviors and environmental requirements, as well as animal welfare regulations and federal laws. Your experience includes working with IACUC, AAALAC and USDA. You perform veterinary procedures with animals in a responsible and sensitive manner. You remain current on all aspects of the field of laboratory animal science including new products, updated regulations and advancements in technology.

Additionally, the Compliance and Technical Services Lead manages Freimann Life Science Center staff (registered veterinary technicians) and is responsible for all related compliance and safety matters. You oversee the training of Notre Dame research personnel (faculty, students and staff) and Freimann Life Science Center staff in the handling of animals, and ensure their professional registrations and certifications are in place.

As the title indicates, the Compliance and Technical Services Lead possesses breadth, competence and dexterity in each of these areas.

We want talented research-oriented professionals like you to join us as we continue doing good in the world. With Notre Dame's unique mission, growing research program, and commitment to our research professionals, we believe there is no better place for you to choose to share your talents than with our university and researchers. We hope you join us!

A strong connection to the work, along with the ability to work both independently and within a team, is critical for success in the Compliance and Technical Services Lead role. NDR supports building your professional capabilities through internal and external training, as well as participation in professional organizations. For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received distinction as one of the top higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey… and we are proud of it!


Minimum Qualifications:

Excellent communication and attention-to-detail skills required, including the ability to communicate with a diverse audience. 5 to 6 years of experience in veterinary technology and compliance. Associate’s degree or up to 3 years of college or technical school in science, animal science, veterinary science or related discipline is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. LATG and RVT certifications required. Experience with IACUC, AAALAC and USDA is also required.


Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree or experience in a vivarium setting is preferred.



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Associates Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted until 1/22/2021

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed here

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Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).