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ACUC Coordinator

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Bethesda, MD
Start date
Apr 24, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Project Management
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

ACUC Coordinator

Job ID: req3936
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Laboratory Animal Science Program
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization, and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.


  • Provides broadly based administrative support to the NCI Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC)
  • Serves as primary liaison between the ACUC and investigators in disseminating policy and procedural guidelines governing animal care and use and in ensuring that animal-based research activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Coordination and facilitation of animal study proposal (ASP) development, review, approval, and renewal processes.
  • Utilizing a web-based ASP data and document management system.
  • Serving as central point of contact for users of the system for purposes of training and technical support.
  • Provides logistical support to the ACUC including scheduling monthly meetings, scheduling semiannual program reviews, creating agendas, documenting proceedings, maintaining records, and executing actions needed for the meeting and taken as a result of committee deliberations.
  • Coordinates and contributes to the review, modification, and dissemination of ACUC guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Coordinates periodic animal facility and laboratory inspections including scheduling, documentation of findings, and documentation of corrective actions.
  • Tracks operational metrics (active ASPs, animal usage).
  • Prepares recurring animal-related regulatory reports.
  • Trains laboratory staff and facility staff in the use of the electronic record system.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years relevant experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirement, a minimum of two (2) years of experience with an ACUC, working in research, or working with animals.
  • Experience in the use of electronic documentation and data management systems.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Possess a high degree of independence and judgment, strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal, organizational and communications skills, and use of computer software applications.
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal technology and federal laws, policies, regulations, and procedures governing the care and use of research animals.
  • Knowledge of Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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