Job Opportunities

Safety Specialist - Sacramento County, CA

Full time

The Safety Specialist is a professional level class. Under general supervision, incumbents assist in the program administration of the Countywide Safety Program, and may perform as a program staff specialist or as a department safety specialist coordinating the safety programs and having functional responsibility for safety activities within a County department. This class is characterized by a high degree of independence in the application of program responsibilities and requires a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, procedures, and regulations affecting safety operations. 

Visit the County website for more information and to apply (Ref # 28399B)

Posted 5/16/22


Biosafety Officer - San Jose State University, San Jose, 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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 503194)

Posted 5/16/22


Associate Manager, Biosafety - Johnson & Johnson, South San Francisco, CA

Full time

The Associate Manager will be responsible for providing technical leadership to the Biological Safety Program serving the Janssen R&D South San Francisco location with periodic support to additional satellite locations. They will ensure the biological safety programs adhere to federal, state, and local EH&S regulations, as well as Johnson & Johnson Standards. They will partner with scientific and business leaders to assess and mitigate biological risk and build consistency of expectations in the workplace. They will serve as the Janssen R&D, SSF Biological Safety Officer (BSO) and Chairperson of the site Biosafety leadership team, who impacts decision making and takes an active role in promoting cross-site initiatives, teamwork, and collaboration across site functions.

Visit the Company website for more information and to apply (Ref # 2206013767W)

Posted 5/16/22


Chemical Safety Specialist - University of California San Diego, CA

Full time

The primary emphasis of the job is the prevention and/or mitigation of occupational injuries or illnesses from chemical risks in the laboratory environment. The incumbent will provide consultation services to Principal Investigators (PI) and researchers on the policies, practices and procedures for the safe use of hazardous materials. The incumbent will frequently consult with faculty and staff as well as support and maintenance personnel to improve practices, procedures and control measures.

The incumbent will evaluate workplaces to identify, analyze, monitor, and control chemical health hazards for elimination or reduction of illness and injuries. The incumbent will facilitate loss prevention initiatives to protect employees from occupational exposures to hazardous materials, chemicals, microbials, noise, and physical agents. The incumbent will develop strategies and systems for compliance with campus, federal and state policies, guidelines and laws relating to the research environment.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 115985)

Posted 5/6/22


Assistant Biosafety Officer - University of California Davis, CA

Full time

Under general direction of the Biosafety Officer, participate in the Biological Use Authorization (BUA) program including technical review of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid research and work with infectious agents. Provide technical advice and support for Principal Investigators and for the Biosafety Program. Provide support for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Provide oversight and support to the containment (Biosafety Level (BSL) 3) laboratory program. Provide oversight and support to the Select Agent program. Serve as an EH&S representative to USDA- APHIS, manage the campus and UCDMC containment cabinet program and provide high-level biosafety training to the campus community.

Respond authoritatively to biosafety-related questions such as BUA requirements, safe handling of infectious agents, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid constructs, bloodborne pathogen exposure control, medical waste handling, safe use of biological safety cabinets and autoclaves, decontamination and disinfection procedures, standard microbiological practices, biosafety lab operation. Provide support and analytical services for the Campus Biological Safety Officer, the IBC, EH&S Specialists, and Principal Investigators and their laboratory research staff.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 34637)

Posted 4/27/22


Biosafety Officer - University of California Los Angeles, CA

Full time

The Biosafety Officer (BSO) will serve as the campus subject matter expert for biological safety/biosecurity and is responsible for managing the Biosafety Program at UCLA. The BSO is responsible for compliance with biological safety & biosecurity standards (recombinant DNA, infectious agents, biological toxins, zoonotic animals/materials, bloodborne pathogens, aerosol transmissible diseases, select agents, etc.), medical waste regulations, and safe working practices concerning biological hazards. The BSO is responsible for training and advising all UCLA faculty, staff, and students on biosafety issues.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref 35740)

Posted 3/15/22


Biosafety Officer - University of California Berkeley, CA

Full time

The Biosafety Officer (BSO) is the campus expert on the safe handling of biological materials, ensures safe use of biohazardous and potentially biohazardous materials in research and teaching on campus, and provides other laboratory safety services to the Berkeley campus. The BSO oversees and directs the campus biosafety program and supervises biosafety staff.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref 31237)

Posted 3/8/22


Research Safety Officer (Administrator I) - San Diego State University, CA

Full time

The Research Safety Officer will assist research safety program managers in designing and deploying safety-related training to research staff, both electronically and in person. The individual will also assist the Chemical Hygiene Officer with the implementation and maintenance of the Chemical Hygiene Plan and chemical inventory management, including software implementations and maintenance. The Research Safety Officer will also manage San Diego State University’s Field Research Safety Program, including review of Field Research Safety Plans and management of field research safety equipment.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref 511154)

Posted 3/3/22


Biosafety Officer - San Diego State University, CA

Full time

The Biosafety Officer will support the Associate Director of Biosafety in developing, implementing, and administrating biosafety policies, procedures and protocols as part of the overall Environmental Health and Safety Program.

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Posted 3/3/22


Occupational Safety Program Specialist - San Diego State University, CA

Full time

The Occupational Safety Specialist will implement occupational health and safety programs, OSHA compliance, learning management systems for campus wide safety training. The incumbent will conduct occupational safety inspections, safety equipment inspections, job hazard analysis, and ergonomic evaluations. The incumbent will work with facilities services, and other campus departments to develop targeted safety trainings.

The Occupational Safety Specialist will work with minimal supervision, assess program requirements and implement recommended changes, and have the ability to pay attention to detail.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 511177)

Posted 3/3/22


Safety Manager - University of California Davis, CA

Full time

With a high degree of autonomy, serves as CAHFS Systemwide Safety Manager and Select Agent Program Responsible Official (RO), High Containment (BSL-3) Laboratory Manager and consultant for the development of new and upgraded facility projects.

Responsible for setting policy and monitoring the safety of the four CAHFS’ laboratories, taking appropriate action to ensure that safety standards are met. Work closely with Branch Chiefs, Section Leaders and Safety Committee representatives throughout the system to develop safety procedures. Provide routine consultation, training and technical support for the four CAHFS labs. Conduct on-site hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, and accident prevention safety audits and ensure remediation of findings.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 31094)

Posted 2/11/22


Biosafety Officer/BSL3 Director - University of California Merced, CA

Full time

This position takes ownership of the biosafety and biosecurity program at the University, serves as the SME for this program, and serves as the high containment laboratory director (HCLD) for the University BSL-3 laboratory facility as well as other disciplines related to environmental, health and safety; including but not limited to other laboratory safety programs within the EH&S Department programs as assigned by the EH&S Director. This position applies professional knowledge and expertise in research laboratory biosafety and high containment laboratory biosafety research and serves other biosafety specialty areas and may serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for other relevant program(s), within EH&S. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined standards and measures of performance are met, that application of professional/technical judgment is sound, that researcher's support needs are addressed, and that faculty, staff and co-workers are treated with respect.

The Biosafety Officer and BSL 3 Director will demonstrate sound judgment in selecting both the means and methods for obtaining desired results regarding compliance and support obligations. This position provides regulatory interpretation of biosafety and biosecurity obligations for laboratory practices and provides technical support and assistance for all issues involving University biological safety and biosecurity. This position represents EH&S and the University in meetings and conferences concerning environmental health and safety as well as biological safety including but not limited to academic compliance committees, University campus groups and committees, the University of CA Office of the President (UCOP) groups, and committees and meetings or communication with local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction for biological safety and EH&S disciplines.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 29328)

Posted 2/11/22


EH&S Safety Specialist - California State University San Marcos, CA

Full time

Responsible for assisting the Director with developing, implementing, training and maintaining the various programs necessary to: ensure a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and the general public; protect the University against losses; and assist with ensuring that operations are in compliance with University policies and standards, California Occupational Safety & Health Act (CAL-OSHA) and other applicable environmental and health rules, nationally recognized standards of best practices, regulations, and laws.

Responsible for providing guidance, support and implementing the campus’ comprehensive environmental, health and safety program. The programs support the teaching, service and research mission of the campus community, and its facilities. The position provides direct services and consultation to manage hazardous materials, hazardous waste, environmental compliance, food and sanitation compliance, industrial hygiene, occupational, fire and life safety.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 510201)

Posted 2/1/22


EH&S Coordinator - La Jolla Institute, La Jolla, CA

Full time

Under the supervision and direction of the EH&S Manager the EH&S Coordinator assists with administrative and technical duties for EH&S programs within the Institute. This includes database management, record keeping, filing, scheduling for various EH&S programs, and technical duties including medical waste management and facility/equipment inspections.

Visit the Institute website for more information and to apply (Ref # 235)

Posted 1/24/22


Biosafety Officer - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Full time

The Biosafety Officer assists the Associate Director, Biosafety in developing, implementing, and administering biosafety policies, procedures and protocols as part of the Institute’s overall Environmental Health & Safety Program.

Main responsibilities and duties include:
- Functions as a point of contact during applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory inspections including NIH, CDC, USDA, San Diego County CUPA, Cal/OSHA, AAALAC.
- Performs semi-annual IACUC inspections.
- Performs routine safety audits of research laboratories, provides training and applies technical knowledge in all institution related Biosafety issues ensuring safe procedures are followed and meet the applicable regulatory standards.
- Conducts quarterly safety audits of the BSL-3 and ABSL-3 facilities.
- Develops or reviews and continuously improves on the BSL3 manual, standard operating procedures including general practices, facility and equipment operating procedures and research specific procedures.
- Primary emergency contact for all BSL3 incidents.
- Serves as a voting member of the IBC and IACUC, and as a member of the IRE.
- Participates in departmental emergency response efforts and acts as a member of the emergency response team when biological materials are involved including after hours, on weekends, and during holidays.

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Posted 11/15/21


Assistant Biosafety Officer - La Jolla Institute, CA

Full time

Under the supervision and direction of the Biosafety Officer (BSO), the Assistant Biosafety Officer (ABSO) 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 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 Human Subjects Committee, IACUC, and other Institutional committees and authorities.

This position is responsible for helping to maintain a compliant and effective Biosafety Program, implementing processes and safety controls.

Visit the Institute website for more information and to apply (Ref 224)

Posted 9/20/21


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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