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)
  • Director of Biological Safety - Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Boston Public Health Commission (posted 1/18/18)
  • Biosafety Specialist: "Biosafety Inspector", Tufts University (posted 12/20/17)
  • Biosafety Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA (posted 10/23/17)
  • Biosafety Officer, Harvard University, Boston MA (posted 10/23/17)
Director of Biological Safety - Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Boston Public Health Commission
 posted January 18, 2018

Boston Public Health Commission is seeking a Director of Biological Safety.  More information is available here:  

Biosafety Specialist (Office of the Vice Provost): "Biosafety Inspector", Tufts University

posted December 20, 2017

This position is to provide technical support to the Biosafety Office as it relates to laboratory biosafety audits. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling and carrying out biosafety audits across the Tufts campuses and for writing audit reports that are communicated to the Principal Investigators and to the IBC. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the Biosafety Officers and the IBC Office to approve registration updates involving room amendments and maintain relevant databases.

Requires bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, microbiology, food/animal science or related field. Must be familiar with standard laboratory procedures and operations in order to converse with researchers and provide relevant guidance; Must be able to recognize unsafe conditions or work practices and identify appropriate corrective actions. Important characteristics of the successful candidate: Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively; Must have excellent organizational abilities and good time management skills; Must work well with tight deadlines; Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; Must have proficient computer skills; Must be able to travel between campuses as necessary; Must be able to use personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection, as required for access to laboratory locations. Additional preferred experience: 1-3 years of experience in the field of biosafety, or 1-3 years of hands on experience working with biohazardous material in a research setting (BSL2 or higher); Working knowledge of the BMBL and NIH Guidelines; Working knowledge of biohazardous materials subject to IBC oversight, including recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, infectious agents, biological toxins, and use of those materials in research animals.

Note that an employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Follow link for full job details and to apply on-line (Requisition ID: 17001785):

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: