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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


Pell Laboratory Operations Coordinator

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Date Available: 12/07/2016
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP):
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP):

The Animal Resource Program (ARP), Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Research seeks a motivated, responsible, people-oriented individual to assist with the day-to-day operations and research support activities at Penn State’s Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL-3) Laboratory. Duties will include: Coordination, setup, and clean up for research projects; Collecting data and supporting research projects of multiple investigators; assisting manager with select agent access control; coordinating training and managing training documentation; coordinating and performing animal handling, husbandry, monitoring, and supportive care with scientific staff and animal caretakers; coordinating animal receiving, census tracking, and health observations/surveillance; completing regular facility operations rounds; coordinating service contracts and scheduling with outside vendors; performing cleaning, maintenance, and repair of facility and equipment; maintaining supply inventory, ordering, and record keeping; maintaining electronic data entries and facility records; coordinating OPP maintenance and repair procedures within the facility’s laboratory and mechanical spaces. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should have a degree in science or equivalent related work experience in infectious disease research, microbiology, virology, or related fields. Successful candidates will have good communication and computer skills; have the ability to work with biohazardous materials; be medically fit to wear a respirator; be able to lift 50 pounds with or without accommodation; have a valid driver’s license. The ideal candidate will be confident in his or her ability to work in an ABSL-3 containment facility and will have knowledge of ABSL-3 regulations and basic GLP requirements. Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a DOJ/FBI Security Risk Assessment for access to biological select agents and toxins. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/68063

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For More Information:
Melissa James, [email protected]/814-867-4528 Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/68063


Biosafety Specialist

Stanford University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Stanford, CA

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

The Stanford University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) offers a variety of programs & services to ensure that we all have a safe place to learn, live and work. We have an opening for a Biosafety Specialist in Environmental Health and Safety.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

Under limited supervision reporting to the Biosafety Manager in Environmental Health and Safety, support the ongoing development and implementation of Stanford University’s Biosafety Program. Ensure safe practices, understanding and compliance for work done using infectious agents and recombinant DNA. Ensure a safe work environment and to achieve compliance with the university's environmental, health, and safety standards and governmental regulatory requirements.



* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Certifications and Licenses:


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



Only applications submitted through the Stanford jobs site will be considered.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.
No sponsorship or relocation is available for this position.

Job: Health and Safety
Location: Dean of Research
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: J

For More Information:
Biosafety Specialist – 73217


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