Job Opportunities

Director of High Containment Facilities, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Salary $5,867 – $11,608 monthly
Full time

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment, Health & Safety, the Director will provide specialized expertise in the field of management for research conducted in high containment laboratories. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for planning, coordinating and directing operations and facilities of the high containment and Select Agent program. Responsibilities include design, renovation, maintenance, and validation of these facilities, laboratory security, and uniform safety training programs. The Director will provide expertise to faculty, laboratory staff, and students who work with high containment pathogens and/or Select Agents in the laboratory. Will serve as subject matter expert to non- laboratory personnel, including facilities, public relations, administration and healthcare providers to establish a “best in class” program for conducting research in such facilities at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. The incumbent will serve as the Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) for the Select Agent operations.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 27396).

Posted 2/23/18

Research Integrity Analyst, University of California, Riverside, CA

Salary $60,100 to $75,000 annually
Full time

UCR’s Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes the highest standards of research excellence and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations. This position is responsible for providing support and leadership to various research compliance areas covered by the ORI. The Research Integrity Analyst will be the primary contact for several compliance committees (Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO), Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)) and provide back up for others (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) & Institutional Review Board (IRB)). The Research Integrity Analyst will serve as a resource to faculty, make sure that federal and state laws, as well as UC policy, are applied correctly. The Research Integrity Analyst will steward several committees and work closely with faculty to ensure that research is done ethically. This position also interacts with a variety of campus and system-wide offices to facilitate the management, administration and conduct of research. Writing samples will be requested as part of the interview and selection process.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 201712084024).

Posted 2/16/18

Biosafety Specialist I, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Full time

The Biosafety Specialist I will be responsible for providing biosafety services to the USC research community. All components of a large academic institution’s biosafety program are included. Under the supervision of the Biosafety Officer, the Biosafety Specialist I will be responsible for research project review, lab inspections, and training lab personnel on two campuses.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # REQ20055847).

Posted 2/9/18

Assistant Biosafety Officer, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Full time

The Assistant Biosafety Officer (ABSO) assists the campus BSO who is responsible for campus compliance with biological safety standards (Bloodborne Pathogens, Aerosol Transmissible Diseases, Select Agents, 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 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 Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S) management and staff of successful strategies for regulatory compliance.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 48762BR).

Posted 2/2/18

Biosafety Officer, University of California, Merced, CA

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 annually
Full time

This position takes ownership of the biosafety program at the University and serves as the SME for this program and other disciplines related to environmental, health and safety within the EH&S Department programs as assigned by the EH&S Director. This position applies professional knowledge and expertise in one or more specialty areas and may serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for one or more relevant program(s) within EH&S.

This position uses sound judgment in selecting both the means and methods for obtaining desired results in terms of meeting compliance and support obligations. This position provides regulatory interpretation of biosafety obligations for laboratory practices and provides technical support and assistance for all issues involving University biological safety. 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.

This position provides service and support to University academics, facilities, and operational departments for all biological safety matters and will provide timely and accurate interpretation of current laboratory practices and proposed laboratory practices in light of compliance obligations and best management practices exercised in the field of biological safety.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 7924).

Posted 1/29/18

EH&S Specialist, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Salary: $48,970 – $67,552 annually
Full time

Responsible for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental health and safety hazards at Kent State University. Works with university departments to minimize environmental health and safety risks and to manage compliance with applicable regulations and industry best practices. Reports to Manager of Environmental Health and Safety.

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Coordinate biological safety programs throughout all research areas of Kent State University; Serve as the Biological Safety Officer on the Institutional Biosafety Committee; Assist faculty and staff with biosafety related matters; Develop and conduct biosafety educational training; Develop and implement emergency response procedures for incidents involving biohazardous agents and materials; Create, implement, and conduct audits; Maintain inventory system; Provide and maintain training records for all applicable employees; Coordinate the hazardous chemical waste and/or the infectious waste programs.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 988462).

Posted 1/10/18

High Containment Officer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Full time

Under the supervision of the Biosafety Officer, the High Containment Officer will provide biosafety services to the USC research community with an emphasis on the USC BSL3/ABSL3 Facility. All components of a large academic institution’s biosafety program are included in the role. The successful applicant will have experience in biomedical research and the practices , procedures, and regulations required to operate a safe and secure BSL3/ABSL3 Facility in a biomedical setting.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # REQ20053694).

Posted 12/20/17


Director Environmental Health & Safety, University of California Riverside, CA

Full Time

$94,600 – $186,400 annually

The Director of Environmental Health & Safety will be responsible for the operational management of the Environmental Health & Safety department (19 career staff, $2.6M operating budget), consisting of the following functional units (1) Fire & Life Safety; (2) Laboratory/Research Safety; (3) Industrial Safety/Hygiene; and (4) Environmental Programs. As a “hands-on” administrator, establish specific, measurable departmental and individual operational plans and goals for each unit and monitor progress against these plans. They will serve as the key campus administrator responsible for addressing the environmental, health, and safety issues the campus faces and address key program issues and risks and develop appropriate plans and procedures, ensure adherence to legislative and regulatory requirements, handle various issues related to research and instructional support, and promote the use of safe work practices and tools/equipment throughout the campus. The incumbent will serve as the campus point of contact with governmental safety and regulatory agencies on environmental, safety, and emergency management issues that affect the University. Provide professional advice on safety and regulatory issues affecting the University’s instructional and research functions. The incumbent will oversee the human resources management function for the department, coaching and guiding employees in the completion of their assignments, promoting career development objectives as possible, and ensuring consistent application of personnel policies across the department. The incumbent will provide direct supervisory oversight to the Industrial Safety/Hygiene group, as well as the administrative and training functions that support each of the four operational units.

Visit the University website for more information and to apply (Ref # 201708280661).

Posted 10/26/17

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