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)
  • Biosafety Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA (posted 10/23/17)
  • Biosafety Officer, Harvard University, Boston MA (posted 10/23/17)
  • Manager Research Lab Safety Program, Mass. Eye & Ear, Boston (posted 9/13/17)
  • Biosafety Specialist: "Biosafety Inspector", Tuft University (posted 6/8/17)
Biosafety Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA
posted 10/23/17

The Biosafety Specialist will primarily support the biosafety program in laboratories and other facilities throughout campus in addition to general laboratory and campus wide safety programs. Assists the Biosafety Program Manager in the implementation of various elements of the biosafety program that involves the use of infectious agents, human materials, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids and toxins. Work includes the review of biosafety registrations and risk assessments; delivery of classroom and hands-on biosafety training; and overall biosafety consultation and outreach. Additional areas are development of biosafety resources; coordination of regulated medical waste management; maintenance of records; and conducting autoclave and biosafety audits. This position will serve as a resource to lab personnel on biosafety best practices and enhance compliance with relevant local, state and federal regulations and guidelines.

For more information and to apply:

Biosafety Officer -  Harvard University, Boston, MA 

posted 10/23/17

The Biosafety Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Harvard University Biosafety and Laboratory Safety Programs at the Longwood campus in Boston, Massachusetts.  This position is under the supervision of the Associate Director of Biosafety and will perform duties in Biosafety and Laboratory Safety in a multi-disciplinary Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) environment with strong emphasis on research laboratory safety (biological and chemical safety, occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene and radiation protection).  The primary purpose of this position is to provide services directly to the clients through field consultations, technical assistance, inspections, training, protocol review, data collection and analysis.  This position also provides emergency response support on a team rotation basis.  As a member of the EH&S team, this person works together with the Laboratory Safety staff to assist with the development of university-wide biosafety and lab safety programs. 

Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, molecular biology, safety, industrial hygiene, lab safety, engineering or other related discipline is required, with relevant experience in biological and laboratory safety.  Working knowledge of academic research laboratory processes, equipment and facilities, and ability to communicate complex technical issues to diverse clients.  Must have collaborative customer service attitude and skills as well as exceptional written and oral communication.  Must have ability to work independently and as a team member.  Eligible to work in the US.

Candidate is required to participate in 24-hour emergency response activities.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

Manager Research Lab Safety Program, Mass Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

posted 9/13/17

Organizes and manages a variety of Mass. Eye and Ear’s laboratory safety programs, e.g. radioisotope safety, chemical hygiene, biosafety, hazardous waste management, etc. for research laboratories at the various sites of the organization to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety codes and regulations. Manager is an active member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Animal Care and Use Committees, and the Radiation Safety Committee. The position is the designated primary contact for federal and state regulatory agencies concerned with lab safety. Seeks out and interacts with related department leadership, e.g. Employee Health, Security, etc. as needed to develop a robust program and ensure compliance with the research safety program.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences plus additional training or experience in Biosafety is required. Exposure to Molecular Biology and NIH guidelines is a plus. Master’s degree with a discipline in Science is strongly preferred.

2. 5 + years related experience.

3. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to present information effectively to top management or public groups. Ability to communicate effectively with federal, state, and local authorities.

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.