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Biosafety Specialist - La Jolla Institute, CA

Full time

Under the supervision and direction of the Biosafety Officer (BSO), the Biosafety Specialist provides Institutional Biosafety Support for a comprehensive, Institute-wide Biosafety Program to assure regulatory compliance and protection of faculty, staff, visitors, and the community.

This position must exercise significant judgment, discretion, risk management, and professional expertise in the interpretation and application of federal, state, local, and Institute policies, protocols, and regulations. This position is responsible for the review and approval of complex research projects which may involve significant hazards, and which require compliance with several regulatory authorities such as NIH, CDC, and funding sponsor driven environmental health, and safety specifications. This position has primary regulatory responsibilities per the LJI IBC and requires significant coordination with the Human Subjects Committee, IACUC, and other Institutional committees and authorities.

This position is responsible for maintaining a compliant and effective Biosafety Program, implementing processes and safety controls. Compliance with guidelines governing recombinant DNA and infectious agents is critical to the protection of the community, public, and employee health, as well as the protection of the Institute’s image. The Biosafety Specialist is an integral member of LJI compliance efforts.

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Posted 7/28/21


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Hazardous Waste Technician, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla CA

Full time

The Hazardous Waste Technician provides for the safe and proper removal of waste products from laboratories and other institute facilities. In addition the technician will support the EH&S department operations and backup to other technician duties.

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Posted 7/28/21


Associate Biosafety Officer - University of California San Diego, CA

Full time

Under direction of the Biosafety Officer (BSO), the Associate Biosafety Officer will design, develop, implement, and maintain a significant portion of a comprehensive biosafety program within a major research university setting having a Medical School, School of Pharmacy, Cancer Center and two hospitals. The incumbent will conduct independent reviews of research protocols that use biohazards; perform comprehensive biohazard laboratory safety surveys/audits; and consult with laboratory directors, researchers, and staff to implement biosafety practices and procedures. The incumbent will maintain and update biosafety policies and actively facilitate research and teaching that is safe and complies with UCSD policies and procedures and Federal, State, and local regulations/guidelines. The incumbent will respond to and assist with the mitigation of emergencies and spills involving biohazardous materials and design, develop and provide formal and informal training (including interactive web training modules) to individuals and groups.

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Posted 7/2/21


Assistant Biosafety Officer - University of California Los Angeles, CA

Full time

Under the general supervision from the Biosafety Officer at the UCLA Office of Environment, Health & Safety and in accordance with State and Federal regulations, serve as a technical expert, coordinate a broad variety of safety programs and assure the Biosafety program is implemented across the UCLA Campus. Develop and serve as lead for one or more of the following safety programs: Bloodborne Pathogens, Aerosol Transmissible Disease, Institutional Biosafety Policy and Operations and other Research compliance, BSL-3 High Containment and Select Agents, Medical Surveillance, Training, Biohazardous/Medical Waste, Animal Research Safety, Shipping Dangerous Goods, Equipment and Facility Validation, Regulatory Agency liaison, Program Document Management and Incident/Injury Response and Investigation. Perform special assignments provided by the Biosafety Officer or their designee.

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Posted 6/30/21


Assistant Biosafety Officer - University of California Riverside, CA

Full time

Under the direction of the Biosafety Officer/High Containment Lab Director (BSO/HCLD), the incumbent will serve as the campus Assistant Biosafety Officer (ABSO). As the ABSO, this individual will collaborate with the BSO/HCLD, other Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff, campus faculty and staff in the efficient and integrated delivery of biosafety services on campus and at UCR Health clinic locations. The ABSO will perform routine and impromptu audits of research and teaching laboratories, provides training and applies technical knowledge in all campus-related and UCR Health clinics biological safety issues and ensures safe procedures are properly followed and follows up with BSO/HCLD and management as appropriate. In support of the Research Safety program, the incumbent will schedule and conduct independent general laboratory safety evaluations to identify and evaluate a wide variety of potential hazards in the work place. The incumbent will also serve as an alternate for the BSO/HCLD and work with institutional committees including Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE), and High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG) to ensure the safe use of biohazardous materials in research and teaching laboratories. The incumbent will support all biosafety issues related to Federal, State and local regulations and campus policies and procedures.

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Posted 6/14/21


Assistant Biosafety Officer - Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA

Full time

The Assistant Biosafety Officer assists the Associate Director, Biosafety in developing and implementing a comprehensive Biosafety program that is designed to support and facilitate research while protecting faculty, students, support staff, collaborators, visitors, and the environment from the adverse health effects from research involving biohazardous agents and recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. Assistant Biosafety Officer assists the institute’s Associate Director, Biosafety to ensure compliance with biological safety standards (Bloodborne Pathogens, Air Transmittable Diseases, NIH Guidelines, etc.), regulated medical waste regulations, and the safe working practices involving biological hazardous agents.

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Posted 6/4/21


Deputy Biosafety Officer / Industrial Hygienist - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Full time

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Deputy Biosafety Officer / Industrial Hygienist to join the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Division. In this role, you will provide biosafety and related occupational safety and health expertise that enables Berkeley Lab to provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. As a key support for Berkeley Lab’s Biosafety Program, this position provides customer service-oriented, technical consultation and field support to assure the Laboratory mission meets applicable Department of Energy (DOE) orders, regulatory requirements, performance measures, and best EH&S management practices.

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Posted 6/3/21


Safety & Health Specialist - City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Full time

The Safety and Health Specialist is responsible to support and monitor COH safety programs, policies and procedures that meet OSHA and other applicable requirements. Evaluates the organization’s procedures, facilities and equipment by conducting inspections to identify unsafe conditions and to implement safeguards and solutions. The Safety and Health Specialist will act as a proactive consultant to City of Hope departments to assist leaders in creating and maintaining an environment of safety for its employees and patients.

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Posted 6/3/21


Sr Staff EH&S Specialist - Nektar, San Francisco, CA

Full time

Provides support in maintaining Nektar Therapeutics’ environmental, health and safety programs. Monitors EH&S compliance with federal, state and local environmental aspects including hazardous, medical, universal and other waste streams, environmental permits and licenses, chemical hygiene, biosafety, ergonomics, and illness and injury prevention. Acts as the primary chemical reviewer and approver for all chemical purchases. Acts as Biological Safety Officer and Alternate Chemical Hygiene Officer. Maintains and updates regulatory records, performs periodic safety and health inspections in both laboratory and office areas, participates on the site safety committee and emergency response team, monitors hazardous waste removal vendors and may assist in consolidating hazardous wastes (chemical and medical). Recommends corrective action where environment health and safety hazards exist. Reviews and updates standard operating procedures, audit protocols, and training materials to ensure they are current. Conducts EH&S training and develops training effectiveness checks. This job contributes to and supports the company’s research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

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Posted 6/2/21


EH&S Specialist 2 - University of California San Diego, CA

Full time

Under direction the incumbent uses professional judgment and operates independently to evaluate and correct radiological, chemical, biological, and general safety hazards in facilities where research is conducted, research and teaching laboratories and laboratory support facilities according to industrial hygiene, radiation safety, safety engineering and environmental health principles and practices, as well as government codes and regulations and other legal requirements.

The incumbent will independently perform integrated lab safety surveys to identify chemical, radiation, biological, and general hazards in user’s facilities and use the results of these audits to coordinate lab safety efforts for large geographic areas of campus spanning multiple buildings and departments. Individual must be able to work with laboratory staff to correct deficiencies and build professional relationships toward these goals. He or she will also provide routine laboratory safety training for faculty, staff, and students, in a variety of settings from individual to large group audiences.

Incumbent assists in the development of written materials, policies and procedures to support the campus laboratory safety program, contributes to the UCSD Laboratory Safety web page. Incumbent supports other chemical safety and research safety programs including the UCSD Hazard Communication, carcinogen registration, controlled substances, and emergency response. Incumbent provides advice and consultation on chemical safety to non-lab facilities and assists the Research Assistance Program Manager on special projects. Assists in the development of objectives and goals for the Research Assistance Program These activities affect departments, groups of departments and occasionally campus-wide activities.

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Posted 6/2/21


IBC Manager - University of California Los Angeles, CA

Full time

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Manager reports to the Director, RSAW and is responsible for overseeing the review and approval of over 600 protocol transactions per year from campus researchers to the IBC for research using recombinant/synthetic DNA (r/sDNA), infectious agents, and other regulated biohazards. The IBC Manager oversees the campus-wide program and performs technical review of all protocol submissions to ensure regulatory and ethical compliance with local, state, and federal laws and UC policies; composes in-depth analytical correspondence based on his/her own and member reviews; records and prepares meeting minutes; coordinates with other safety and/or compliance committees (e.g., animal and human subjects); issues approval notices based on conditions imposed by the Committee; collaborates with the Director, RSAW to develop training materials and deliver presentations; drafts IBC policies and procedures; as the campus-wide expert and point of contact for the most complex cases, provides expert consultation to PIs and research staff; and develops and implements training and educational activities for multiple audiences

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Posted 4/29/21


Biosafety Specialist II - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Full time

This position will provide biosafety and biohazard expertise to university clients. While supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the university’s biosafety programs. This role will own risk assessments for the use of biohazards and review research documents and current scientific literature using biohazards as well as biosafety-related rules, regulations, and guidance documents. The role will perform field audits, maintain departmental records and paperwork, and support team responds to emergency calls and/or events. As well as serve as a member of the campus-wide program safety committee and provide training for university, state, and local biosafety policies and programs.

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Posted 4/6/21


Associate Director, Biosafety - Scripps Research, la Jolla, CA

Full time

The Associate Director, Biosafety, reporting to the Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety, provides technical compliance expertise governing the conduct of biomedical research. This role will direct and oversee a comprehensive, institute-wide Biosafety program designed to proactively minimize risk related to non-compliance with policies and regulations. This position implements guidelines established by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) at Scripps Research, and regulatory agencies of the State and Federal governments. This role coordinates biosafety monitoring, compliance and biosafety response activities of all Scripps Research facilities.

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Posted 4/1/21


Biosafety Officer - San Jose State University, CA

Full time

The purpose of this position is to ensure the safe use of campus biological agents, recombinant DNA and biohazards in accordance with CalOSHA, NIH Guidelines and other applicable regulations. This position will also be responsible for chairing the Institutional Biosafety Committee and will review and approve biological use authorizations (BUA) campus wide. This position provides support to other laboratory safety programs across multiple colleges to promote the safety of faculty, staff and students.

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Posted 3/30/21


Hazardous Waste Technician - San Diego State University, CA

Full time

Incumbent will be a team participant as a campus hazardous waste responder and be available after hours. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, assess program requirements and implement recommended changes, and have the ability to pay attention to detail.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in diverse programs, including Storm Water and Air Pollution, as well as in hazardous waste.

Hazardous Waste Management practices to include collection, transport, segregation, storage and documentation of all hazardous waste streams generated from SDSU facilities (to include classrooms, offices, laboratories, physical plant operations) and auxiliaries. Hazardous waste streams to include but not limited to chemicals, asbestos, medical wastes, universal wastes.

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Posted 3/25/21


Associate Director BSL-3 Training Program - University of California Irvine, CA

Full time

The Associate Director serves as a technical expert in the field of Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL-3). Develops and provides BSL-3 training to a national audience of laboratory scientists and other personnel that are associated with BSL-3 laboratories in research and clinical environments. Additionally, provides EH&S oversight as High-Containment Laboratory Director (HCLD) to UCI campus BSL-3 laboratories. Serves as technical expert in the development/implementation of safety programs within BSL-3 research and development. Represents EH&S and participates as a member at BSL3 meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus, system wide, local government, state, and federal levels of authority. Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration/interpretation of relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, departments, segments of the organization and/or organization wide.

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Posted 3/25/21


Assistant Biosafety Officer - University of California San Francisco, CA

Full time

The Assistant Biosafety Officer (ABSO) assists the Campus Biosafety Officer (BSO) in developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive Biosafety Program that is designed to support and facilitate research and teaching while protecting people and the environment from the adverse effects of research involving bio-hazardous and recombinant DNA materials (e.g. microbes, prions, toxins, transgenics) etc.

The ABSO assists the campus BSO who is responsible for campus compliance with biological safety standards (Bloodborne Pathogens, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases, Select Agents, National Institutes of Health - NIH Recombinant DNA Research Guidelines, etc.), medical waste regulations, and safe working practices involving biological hazardous agents as well as advising Principal Investigators - PIs, lab personnel, and the Office of Environment Health and Safety - OEH&S management and staff on biosafety issues. As a member of the UCSF Institutional Biosafety Committee, and in the absence of the BSO, this position may be charged with advising the committee, senior OEH&S management and staff of successful strategies for regulatory compliance.

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Posted 3/25/21


Biosafety Officer - University of California Riverside, CA

Full time

Under the direction of the Research Safety Programs Manager, the incumbent will serve as the campus Biosafety Officer (BSO). As the technical leader in the field biosafety, the BSO in collaboration with campus faculty and staff, will manage the efficient and integrated delivery of biosafety services on campus and at UCR Health clinic locations. The BSO will perform complex audits of research laboratories, provide specialized training, act as the subject matter expert on all campus-related and UCR Health clinics biological safety issues and ensure safe procedures are properly followed. The BSO may also represent EH&S to campus management during meetings and conferences. The BSO will schedule and conduct independent general laboratory safety evaluations and inspections to identify and evaluate a wide variety of potential hazards in the work place. The BSO will also work with institutional committees such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE), and High-Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG) to ensure the safe use of biohazardous materials in research. As the subject matter expert in the field, the BSO will be a point of contact for all biosafety issues related to Federal and State regulations and Campus Policies and Procedures.

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Posted 1/25/21


Biosafety Specialist 2 - Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Full time

We are seeking a Biosafety Specialist to join the Biosafety & Biosecurity team which oversees all Stanford University work with biohazardous materials and/or recombinant DNA and synthetic nucleic acids. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Biosafety & Biosecurity group of EH&S, you will assist in outreach, ensure understanding by researchers in working safely when using infectious agents and recombinant DNA, and conduct general laboratory safety assessments. If you seek a challenging position that works closely with others inside and outside of EH&S to aid safety and compliance in any cross-disciplinary projects, reviews and advises on “flavor of the month” infectious agents or items of interest to the campus as a whole, and provides oversight on Biosafety-related materials, this Biosafety Specialist position may be the right career opportunity for you!

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Posted 11/17/20


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