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Biosafety Officer - Office of the Vice Provost for Research-17001195

Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02101 United States

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

Job Description
Biosafety Officer - Office of the Vice Provost for Research-17001195

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of grants and contracts; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research and teaching and the use of biohazardous agents and recombinant DNA; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship, and for working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and, in cooperation with the Vice President for Finance, satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR staff also work closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. The OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.

The Biosafety Officer will report to the Biosafety Manager in The OVPR. The Biosafety Officer will provide technical and regulatory support in the area of biological safety for Tufts University. The core functions of this position will be to perform risk assessment and regulatory assessment of all scientific research involving biohazardous materials registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee and to assist the scientific community at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in properly registering the work with the IBC. Other duties will include partnering with the other regulatory and support offices at Tufts University for oversight of biohazardous materials, as well as interacting with the scientific community at Tufts and Tuft MC in a support capacity.

Qualifications Basic Requirements:

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston Job: Research Organization: Office of the Vice Provost Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time Job Posting: Apr 7, 2017, 12:27:39 PM

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Biocontainment Facility Engineer

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Salary: Commesurate
Date Available: 3/31/17
Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP): Not Applicable
Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP): Not Applicable

Job Summary: The Biocontainment Facility Engineer is responsible for: providing hands-on coordination and implementation of daily facility maintenance operations at the Global Health Research Complex (GHRC); overseeing complex facilities maintenance and operations; and developing and maintaining superior predictive, preventive, and responsive maintenance programs for critical biocontainment systems and facility infrastructure.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field. Five years full time experience with responsibilities in facilities operation, facilities management or facilities project management, to include prior experience with biocontainment (BSL-3, BSL-3Ag, and/or BSL-4) programs and facilities (HVAC design/controls related fields e.g. industrial hygiene, environmental health, occupational safety, etc), and supervisory experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree or higher. Ten years of required experience including previous satisfactory US government security clearance to work in a biocontainment facility. Previous experience with building automation systems.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Knowledge and ability for use of centralized maintenance management system. Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively with office staff, researchers, facilities design and maintenance personnel, laboratory technical staff, external contractors, administrators, local, state, federal government regulators, etc. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects within the confines of time, budgets and available personnel. Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. Personal computer experience. Willingness to learn and stay current in the rapidly advancing field of biocontainment facility operations. Familiarity with building, fire and life safety codes and applicable OSHA and NIOSH regulations. Requires mobility and agility to move quickly in a dangerous situation. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Other Requirements or Other Factors: BSAT registration is required. This job has potential for safety hazard exposures and infectious disease exposures. Medical evaluation is required at least annually, and full participation in a medical clearance program is required, which includes, blood testing and possibly vaccinations. Ability to undergo a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment. Ability to undergo and maintain a final US government security clearance.

Duties Performed: Serves as the technical engineering resource and provides advice and leadership in oversight of procedures and documentation for facility performance requirements in compliance with Industry standards and in accordance with Local, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines including those related to Select Agent and Texas A&M University Policies, procedures, codes and regulations affecting the facilities operations of the GHRC. Ensures and maintains strict adherence to safety protocols. Provides facility engineering technical advice and leadership in project planning. Duties include but are not limited to: Daily work scheduling; Specifications and contract writing; Project inspection; Building and life safety code compliance; Long-range planning of infrastructure needs and associated budget.

Provides hands-on coordination and implementation of dally facility maintenance operations at the GHRC. Oversees complex physical plant operations (boilers, chillers, and waste treatment), utilities management, heating, ventilation & air conditioning systems, building management systems, plumbing and waste handling systems, electrical, refrigeration and additional contracted services necessary to properly maintain the facility in exceptional working condition. Maintains superior predictive, preventive, and responsive maintenance programs for critical biocontainment systems and facility infrastructure. Duties include but are not limited to: Establishes goals and objectives for facilities maintenance operation; Operates, monitors and maintains critical physical plant systems such as boiler and chiller equipment in proper working order; Operates carcass waste disposal systems and effluent decontamination system; Utilizes the Building Management System to monitor and operate the facility; Prepares reports and maintains records on physical plant operations and repair and maintenance activities.

Coordinates engineering staffing, including but not limited to, personnel supervision, selection and training (professional development), evaluation, mediation and conflict resolution. Implements compliance requirements for Local, State, Federal and Texas A&M University policies, procedures, codes and regulations affecting the facilities operations of the GHRC. Demonstrates leadership and effective risk management practices as the Facility Engineer to promote and insure compliance with established guidelines, polices and regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

For More Information:
Please apply through the TAMU jobs site: http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/107821


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]

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