New England Biological Safety Association

Happy National Biosafety Month - October 2016!  

NEBSA Members may submit relevant job postings from their organizations for posting here.  Email [email protected] to submit a posting.  Postings will be deleted after 6 months unless the webmaster is requested to do otherwise. 

List of current job postings (scroll down to view details)
  • Sr. Biosafety Program Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital (posted 8/11/17)
  • Biosafety Program Support Role, Marks Radiological Consulting Services Inc. (posted 7/24/17)
  • Biosafety Specialist: "Biosafety Inspector", Tuft University (posted 6/8/17)
  • Biosafety Officer, Tuft University (posted 4/8/17)
  • Assistant Biosafety Officer / EHS Specialist III, UMass Medical School (posted 3/22/17)
  • Consulting Safety Officer, Safety Partners Inc.  (posted 2/21/17)

Sr. Biosafety Program Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA

Posted August 11, 2017

The Sr. Biosafety Program Coordinator will be responsible for:

· Providing administrative, scientific knowledge and direction to the Boston Children’s Hospital Boston’s Institutional Biosafety Committee.

· Collaborating with Research Administration to develop the IT IBC platform. 

· Performing the day to day operations of the IBC such as reviewing biosafety protocols, maintaining records and monitoring biosafety activity within the institution.  This position will also provide general research compliance support and oversight of laboratory research.

· Supporting the strategic vision and direction for the Research Laboratory community, and ensuring consistent application and compliance of the Boston’s Children’s Hospital Policies and Standards throughout the research community.

· Consulting with investigators and staff to improve and assure compliance standards with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

· Developing, driving and sustaining a strong, global safety culture.

· Overseeing all biological activity within the institution in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

· Working with the research community to develop good laboratory practices and operational standards.

· Managing the Biosafety level 3 Core Laboratory.

To qualify, you must have:

· A Bachelor's degree in Science in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Occupational and Environmental Hygiene or a closely related field.

· Two to three years of post‑degree course work in Biosafety, Laboratory Safety or Occupational and Environmental Hygiene or other closely related fields, desirable.

· Five to seven years of experience analyzing and conducting risk assessments in biosafety and general safety issues demonstrating progressive responsibility with strong technical and operational knowledge.

· The understanding of the latest technical issues with molecular, microbiology, virology and mycology issues.

· Industrial Hygiene knowledge, desirable.

· Knowledge and training in good laboratory practices (GMP/GLP), desirable

For more info: 

Biosafety Program Support Role, Mark's Radiological Consulting Services Inc. (MRCS) Boston MA
Posted July 24, 2017

We are currently seeking a part time temporary candidate to fill a Biosafety Program Support Role

20-30 hours/week. 

The responsibilities are as follows:

•             Reviews recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules research for compliance withNIH Guidelines.

•             Reviews microorganisms, toxins of biological origin, human and non-human primate cells, tissues and other potentially infectious materials research for biohazard potential.

•             Reviews assessment of the containment levels required for the proposed research.

•             Reviews assessments of the facilities, procedures, practices, and training and expertise of personnel involved in research.

•             Writes and maintains IBC Meeting Minutes

•             Conducts Biosafety and General Lab Safety Training

•             Provides general support as needed

Please email resumes and inquiries to: [email protected]

Biosafety Specialist:  "Biosafety Inspector", Tufts University

posted June 8, 2017

Tufts University has an opening for a Biosafety Inspector, to provide technical support to the Tufts University Biosafety Office as it relates to laboratory biosafety audits.

Click here for more info.  

Biosafety Officer, Tufts University

posted April 8, 2017

Tufts University has an opening for a Biosafety Officer, based in Boston and serving the Boston and Medford campuses.

Click here for more info.  

Assistant Biosafety Officer / EHS Specialist III, UMass Medical School. Worcester MA

posted 3/22/17

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is searching for an Assistant Biosafety Officer/EH&S Specialist III.  Click here to download more info.


posted 2/21/17


· Hands-on development and implementation of client EHS programs, including:

o Biosafety

o Chemical Safety

o Radiation Safety

o Hazard Communication

o Emergency Preparedness

o Additional OSHA specific safety programs as needed

· Establish and maintain EHS permits and licenses in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.

· Conduct Job Safety Analyses for hazardous materials processes.

· Conduct Risk Assessments to analyze and evaluate the proper handling of biological materials.

· Work with client staff to bring about a high level match of EHS culture and worker safety activities to written policies, procedures, instructions and manuals. 

· Coordinate and facilitate safety committees.

  • Prepare and deliver training to fulfill regulatory requirements and ensure client employees are fully aware of the safety program.

    • Coordinate specialized training, such as RCRA, DOT, IATA, OSHA First Responder, Wastewater Operator, CPR, First Aid, and AED.
  • Maintain complete documentation of all aspects of the EHS program.


  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences; Biology or Chemistry degrees strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Life Sciences preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a laboratory setting (biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, academic science, or medical technology science preferred) or EHS related work experience.
  • Knowledge of two or more of the following: OSHA, DEP, EPA, RCRA, DOT, DPH, MWRA, NIH, NFPA, DEA, CDC regulations as they pertain to life science, nanotechnology or engineering companies.


• Strong professional communication and written skills.

• Able to positively interact internally among the client staff and externally with regulatory agencies.

• Must be highly organized and possess strong prioritization skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Must be able to drive into Cambridge/Boston, MA, up to 5 days per week.

• Productivity and resiliency in a dynamic, fast paced consulting environment.

• High level of professional judgment.

• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

· Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

· Experience with public speaking.



· Service oriented with personable positive attitude.

· Ability to successfully negotiate and promote safety programs and services.

· Strong initiative to dig into resources efficiently and effectively.

  • Ability to independently solve problems with little supervision, but recognize when help is needed.


  • OSHA Emergency Response Operations Level or above.
  • Industrial Hygiene courses relevant to laboratory settings.
  • 40 hour Principles and Practices of Biosafety or courses targeting biosafety in research labs.
  • 40 hour Radiation Safety Officer Course.

Website to apply: