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
Senior Manager, Chemical Hygiene, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
posted December 15, 2017
The Broad Institute is adding a member to our EHS team. The focus for this position will be on Chemical Safety; we're looking for someone with a chemistry background to set up and administer a Chemical Safety Committee and interact directly with chemistry groups on review of protocols, as well as participate as part of our EHS team in training, lab inspections, and emergency on-call response.
Biosafety Officer - Harvard University, Boston, MA
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.
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Manager Research Lab Safety Program, Mass Eye & Ear, Boston, MA
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.