Laboratory Research Safety Manager, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
The Laboratory Research Safety Manager will partner with researchers and faculty across the campus to ensure laboratory research and courses are conducted safely and according to federal, state and local regulations and institutional guidelines. The Laboratory Research Safety Manager is responsible for managing, providing technical guidance, training, and risk assessment of the campus-wide Biological and Radiation safety programs to ensure a safe environment in which to facilitate research and the pursuit of academic excellence. The Research Safety program ensures that institutional policies and procedures relating to the safe conduct of research activities are followed. These policies and procedures are used as a foundation for research safety and environmental health programs throughout the MBL.
The Laboratory Research Safety Manager collaborates and works closely with the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for areas where laboratory safety responsibilities overlap. The Laboratory Research Safety Manager ensures that safety equipment is tested and/or calibrated as needed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations. Knowledge of Laboratory safety and chemical, biological, radiological and physical hazards required. Must be detail oriented and able to prepare documents and reports as necessary. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including creating charts and graphs.
Requires management and team leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively, maintain professionalism, credibility, confidentiality (as needed) and good service delivery practice when dealing with internal and external contacts.
Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly and rationally during times of conflict and emergencies required.
Master’s degree in a scientific discipline – Biological Science preferred, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, relevant certifications preferred (i.e., Certified Biological Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Registered Biological Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety management certificate). Graduate program laboratory experience may serve as professional experience, depending on the nature of the experience.
Five plus years of experience in a laboratory setting or related industry (research laboratory, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Experience or knowledge regarding biological safety including pathogenic microorganisms (e.g. infectious dose, natural reservoirs, routes of transmission, communicability, environmental stability, antibiotic sensitivities/resistance, and sensitivities to disinfectants) in biosafety/laboratory safety practices required). Working knowledge of NIH and CDC guidelines.
For full job description and to apply: https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/4037
COMS Coordinator, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Duties & Responsibilities
This position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of Harvard's Committee on Microbiological Safety (COMS) [Harvard's IBC], as well as technical outreach, biosafety education and training efforts led by the COMS Director at Harvard Medical School (HMS). COMS supports not only HMS but 8 other Harvard schools, affiliated medical or research institutions. Duties include organizing and implementing procedures related to the COMS process, gathering and maintaining data for and assisting in preparing reports, developing meeting agendas and drafting meeting minutes, prepare correspondence, reports and other materials, providing for smooth day-to-day flow of communications within the unit.
Five or more years of related experience. Education beyond high school may count toward experience. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion. Competency using a variety of computer software including Microsoft (Office, Excel, Powerpoint) and experience with conducting a literature search. Strong organizational and ability to work independently essential.
Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred in a scientific discipline such as Biology, Microbiology, Public Health. Candidates that have scientific training through education or prior employment are preferred. Experience in and understanding of biological safety including biosafety levels, laboratory design, and risk assessment optimal but not required.
All candidates must apply formally here using Job Code 45797BR:
Biosafety Officer - Harvard University, Boston, MA
Harvard University is seeking a Biosafety Officer.
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): http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en