The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, and Kupono Government Services. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship
Laulima Government Solutions is looking for a Project Coordinator to support operations in Frederick, Maryland. The Project Coordinator ensures that project deliverables are tracked and reported in a timely and accurate manner, and gives notifications to Operations Manager if deliverables are in jeopardy.
Description of Responsibilities:
Contractor shall provide IACUC support and consultative services to perform or support IACUC activities for USDA and PHS regulated animal studies and activities, including audits, inspections, document reviews, and regulatory training.
Contractor shall serve as the recorder for the IACUC minutes, communicate with investigators, monitor training, coordinate proposal and addenda review, and prepare reports and documentation of IACUC activities. Additional duties include to preparing quarterly workload reports, performing grant versus animal protocol comparisons, reviewing publications, entering data in the IACUC Protocol Database, filing, assigning and documenting IACUC-specific training in RIID Train and other databases.
Work with current IACUC functions as well as the federal laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines governing animal care and use in the United States and the DOD in order to complete tasks.
Become familiar with USAMRIID IACUC animal care and use policies, SOPs, and procedures. Perform regulatory tasks based on these animal care and use SOPs, as well as federal and DOD regulations, guidelines, and policies. Apply regulations, policies, and guidelines to IACUC tasks.
Review animal research proposals and addenda for completeness prior to and after committee review. Review all rodent research proposals and addenda to ensure appropriate information, coordination, signature, and proper format prior to IACUC review. Review revised animal use proposals to ensure that appropriate changes were made IAW the revisions requested by the IACUC. Notify the IACUC Chair of review results within 7 days of receipt of revised rodent proposals.
Review technical reports, grants, presentations, and manuscripts to ensure they meet all regulations and requirements for publication. Review submitted reports, grants, publications and presentations for consistency with approved rodent protocols. Submit to IACUC Chair for review and signature within 5 business days of receipt.
Communicate with internal and external customers – oral and written. Prepare written correspondence in accordance with USAMRIID and Army policies. Send notification of meetings and meeting material to PIs and IACUC members 5 business days before IACUC subcommittee meeting date.
Serve as an IACUC recorder and prepare IACUC correspondence/reports. Take minutes during IACUC meetings. Prepare revision memos to PIs. Prepare Commander approval memos for proposals and PIs. Prepare addenda approval memos for PIs. Serve as the IACUC recorder for DMR subcommittee meetings and prepare revision memos for PIs. Revision memos should be completed within 7 business days of the meeting date. Prepare and provide a memorandum (minutes) to the USAMRIID Commander of all IACUC DMR subcommittee meetings to include review of rodent proposals and other IACUC issues.
Maintain excel spreadsheets of animal use, animal welfare investigations (AWI), and post approval monitoring (PAM). Verify number of animals used, training completion, etc. Track completion of AWI and PAM requirements.
Perform IACUC database entry and prepare necessary reports based on this data. These reports include workload reports, AAALACi Annual Report, PHS Annual Assurance report.
Assist research staff through the animal proposal development process. Answer customer questions regarding IACUC approval process questions and IACUC policies.
Review pertinent SOPs for formatting and adherence to USAMRIID SOP requirements.
Maintain hard copy and electronic files of all regulatory documents.
Conduct annual review of all rodent animal protocols.
Schedule meetings and work with the IACUC Chair to select appropriate IACUC members to sit on the committees and review addenda. IAW the Animal Welfare Regulations, PHS Policy, and DOD Regulations, and based upon guidance from the Chair, select an appropriate IACUC member to serve as a designated reviewer for rodent addenda and select appropriate IACUC members to serve on a designated member review subcommittee for review of rodent proposals.
Prepare official correspondence for the Commander and Deputy Commander when reporting to OLAW and other regulatory bodies.
Out-process USAMRIID personnel.
Format proposals for review by the IACUC. Electronically send out formatted proposals to the IACUC members prior to IACUC meetings by the IACUC SOP.
Contribute data for the quarterly workload assessment within 10 days of quarter’s end.
Work with Microsoft Office software, Filemaker, and Adobe Acrobat Professional in order to maintain spreadsheets, prepare correspondence, and perform database entry.
In order to maintain AAALACi accreditation, travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn or develop novel animal technical approaches to facilitate animal procedures at USAMRIID. Attendance at one local continuing education veterinary conference annually (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NCAB, etc).
Laulima Government Solutions is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
For additional information on Laulima Government Services please visit www.laulimags.com.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
- BS + 3 years’ exp
Required Skills and Experience:
- MS Office, including Access
- Working knowledge of FDA Animal Rule
- Working knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act
- Experience drafting/editing/reviewing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with recurring reports and database entry/maintenance (user level)
- Previous laboratory animal experience
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Previous in vivo laboratory technical experience
- DoD experience
Internal Number: 5006
About The Alaka'ina Foundation Family Of Companies
Mission-Synchronized Solutions designed to deliver exactly what our clients need when they need it
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms who are designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-Owned and fall into the respective categories of Small Business (SB), 8(a) certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and HUBZone.
Certified in 2004 as a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), the Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) consists of Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, K?pono Government Services, and K?pili Services. Our mix of capabilities, NHO procurement advantage, and contract vehicles present a strong tool set to the Federal acquisition community. These features create a total solutions package that is compelling and can support a variety of acquisition strategies. Through our total solutions, the FOCs has performed on a broad range of mission requirements. Each company represents the cohesion that we bring, as One Team with One Mission, to each and every project, program, and contract we undertake.
Our purpose, our “Why,” is the Alaka`ina Foundation. We are an orga...nization that has been long-committed to serving our federal clients’ objectives; we are also driven to give back to our communities. The goal of Alaka`ina 501(c)3 is to ensure that the young men and women of Hawai`i have the skills and competencies they need to be effective leaders. Alaka`ina is making this a reality by developing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science and technology, and environmental stewardship. Each member of the Alaka`ina FOCs is profoundly dedicated to the success of our customers as well as that of our charity.
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