Job Opportunities

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref REQ20098297)

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 499319)

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 499440)

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 16222)

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 58238BR)

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.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 007146)

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!

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 87560)

Posted 11/17/20

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