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Safety and Biosafety Officer

Illinois Institute of Technology - Institute for Food Safety and Health, Bedford Park, IL

Date Available: 03/20/2017
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP): Preferred
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP): Preferred

The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a consortium among Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), and the food industry. IFSH comprises 45 IIT faculty and staff, 50 FDA scientists of CFSAN’s Division of Food Processing Science and Technology physically co-located in the building, 65 industry member companies, and a strong and growing graduate education program, with a current enrollment of 140 graduate students. IFSH is a unique and one-of-a-kind institute in the nation where FDA, academia and the industry join forces and conduct research in a neutral ground to address major national food safety and nutrition issues. IFSH consists of four integral research Centers: the National Center for Food Safety and Technology which coordinates FDA collaborative research, Center for Processing Innovation, Center for Nutrition Research, and Center for Specialty Programs.

The position of Safety and Biosafety Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, auditing and communicating all IFSH Safety, Bio-safety, Select Agent, and related training programs, procedures and certifications.

Key Responsibilities for the Safety and Biosafety Officer include:

The preferred candidate will be a master communicator, as the Safety and Biosafety Officer performs extensive internal and external verbal and written communications with internal customers, government agencies, etc. on sensitive and very technical material requiring very clear and concise correspondence.

The job environment varies. The Biosafety Officer spends about 75% of time in office and 25% in lab areas. Approximately 25% of time will include walking across the buildings and climbing stairs.

Physically, the Biosafety Officer must be able to wear a respirator, and should be able to wear a BSL-4 suit. S/he must be able to lift up to 10 lbs.


Strongly Desired:

For More Information:
Jason Wan
[email protected]

To apply:


Project Manager for Select Agent Program

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Salary: $61,012 - $67,113
Date Available: 02/02/2017
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP): Preferred
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP): Preferred

The Project Manager III, reporting to the Responsible Official (RO), is responsible for managing activities in support of the Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) program by: 1) collecting, generating, and maintaining accurate and complete records for review by federal oversight agencies; 2) managing and coordinating meetings, exercises, and training sessions; 3) serving as Alternate Responsible Official for the Texas A&M University BSAT program; and 4) providing biosafety and compliance services for laboratories conducting activities with biohazards.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Seven years of experience working in biosafety, research compliance or a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or biomedical sciences. Five years of laboratory experience working in biosafety level 2 or biosafety level 3 labs,including at least one year of experience working in a select agent lab. Advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., DVD) in a relevant field. One or more years of experience working in research compliance, biosafety, or serving as an Alternate Responsible Official in a Select Agent program.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Working knowledge of standard office equipment, microcomputers and mainframe environments. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to use word processing,spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Working knowledge of basic regulatory requirements for research involving biohazards and/or experience in compliance related work. Experience working with database and spreadsheet software.

Other Requirements or Other Factors: Ability to obtain and maintain DOJ clearance to enter Select agent laboratories;ability to enter and work in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories; ability to wear respiratory protection.

For More Information:
Stacy Cohn
[email protected]


Senior Manager – Biological Safety

Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, LA

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Date Available:
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP): Not Applicable
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP): Not Applicable

Senior Manager – Biological Safety Environmental Health and Safety
Louisiana State University

This is the lead position and is responsible for managing the university's biological safety program, including the safe, secure, and legal handling of biological agents and toxins, and the proper management of biological waste in a growing research and teaching environment. The incumbent is responsible for the university's Select Agent Program.

Leads the Biological Safety programs for the university. Utilizes the BSL 3 Safety Committee to execute the safety and environmental programs. Serves as the principal EHS representative, coordinator, and secretary for the Inter-institutional Biological and Recombinant DNA safety Committee (IBRDSC).

Manages the Select Agent Program and provides support to the Responsible Official (RO). Serves as the Biological Safety Officer as required for high containment labs and select agents labs by the CDC and NIH, respectively.

Monitors emerging requirements and develops compliance plans for the university as necessary for federal agencies, university policies, and other regulatory bodies. Collaborates and develops training programs to support the safety programs for biological labs. Presents and publishes on-line and classroom programs for laboratory workers and support staff.

Maintains records to satisfy programs related to research using biological agents and toxins to ensure compliance. Maintains up to date knowledge in the professional field related to EHS through professional development. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Science six years of experience in administration of Environmental Health and Safety programs for private or academic biological and/or DNA research facilities or programs.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D in Microbiology, Public Health, or similar field. Experience in administration of Environmental Health and Safety programs for private or academic biological and/or DNA research facilities or programs. Certification as Certified Biological Safety Professional.

Special or Physical Qualifications: Occasionally, the incumbent will respond to emergency situations, which may require use of a respirator in stressful circumstances. Per PS-18 this position is deemed essential to campus operations and will be required to report to or remain on campus during times of emergency or closure. Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

Certifications/Licenses: Minimum LA Class E Driver's License or equivalent.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin January 20, 2017 and continue until a candidate is selected.


For More Information:
Quick link at ad URL: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Senior-Manager--Biological-Safety_R00008068


Biosafety Officer

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Date Available:
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP): Preferred
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP): Preferred

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) oversees both compliance and safety research related activities at Montana State University (MSU) and represents MSU to federal governmental agencies that provide grants and verifications authorizing and facilitating research on MSU-Bozeman’s campus. Under limited supervision, the Biosafety Officer directs and oversees a comprehensive biosafety program throughout MSU’s research and teaching laboratories in accordance with federal, state, local and granting agencies requirements. The Biosafety Officer is responsible for development, implementation and management of a comprehensive set of programs and policies to ensure safety and compliance. The Biosafety Officer works closely with MSU constituents, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, and professional organizations to meet the goals of MSU. The Biosafety Officer reports to the Director of Research Compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Bachelors’ degree in biological sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, public health or a related science and four (4) years’ experience required.
  2. Documentation or ability to obtain designation as a Registered Biological Safety Professional (RBP), Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or other related certification preferred.
  3. Knowledge of the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), CDC regulations, National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines, and relevant USDA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  4. Knowledge of scientific procedures, biosafety principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Knowledge of and skill applying applicable regulatory federal, state, local and grant agencies requirements.
  2. Demonstrated success in program management and development.
  3. Knowledge of laboratory safety, including handling and disposal of biohazardous material, toxins and mixed waste, as well as decontamination processes and containment principles and practices.
  4. Proficient with database and web development systems.

The Successful Candidate Will

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  1. Must be able to pass a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) FBI Background Check.
  2. Potential exposure to laboratory hazards including biological, chemical, and radiological which require the implementation of safety practices to minimize the risk.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

For More Information:
Elizabeth Nicholas
[email protected]
(406) 994-6821
Apply on-line https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/7400


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