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 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)
  • Biological Safety Officer, Brown University, Providence RI (posted 24 Feb 2020)
  • Quality Assurance Officer, Boston University NEIDL (posted 11 Feb 2020)
  • Associate Biosafety Officer, UMass Amherst (posted 29 January 2020)
  • Biosafety Program Manager, Northeastern University , Boston MA (posted 3 Dec 2019)
  • Occupational Safety Program Manager, Northeastern University, Boston MA (posted 3 Dec 2019)
  • Biosafety Officer, Harvard University, Boston, MA (posted 13 Nov. 2019) 
  • Lab Safety Coordinator, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (posted 10 Sep. 2019)
  • Biosafety Consultant, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.. Boston/Cambridge area (posted 16 Aug. 2019)

Biological Safety Officer, Brown University, Providence, RI

posted 24 Feb 2020

Brown is looking for a Biological Safety Officer.

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to administer and carry out the campus wide biological safety program with special emphasis on research laboratories and research support spaces. This position will be responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of biological safety programs and exposure control plans designed to facilitate teaching and research while protecting people and the environment from potential adverse effects of laboratory agents. The Biological Safety Officer will conduct risk assessments on behalf of the University, identify potential hazards and degree of risk, provide recommendations for solution, and lead and implement actions to limit/eliminate liability and safety concerns for the University. The Biosafety Officer provides leadership and expertise in the area of biological safety to Brown University supporting and advancing research and the safety of our community. 

Specific responsibilities include review of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols, inventory monitoring and documentation, facility inspections, management of the biohazardous waste program, biological spill response and post-spill investigation, and updating of Biosafety Manual, educational material, training and other guidance documents that are part of the biosafety program.

The link to the position is:

Quality Assurance Officer, Boston University, Boston MA

posted 11 Feb 2020

Boston University (BU) has an exciting opportunity for a QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER to work in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at BU.  Work in the NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics and medical countermeasures for diseases that require BSL-2, BSL-3, or BSL-4 containment. For some of the pathogens that are studied, FDA licensure will likely require the Animal Rule, to allow for appropriate studies of animals when clinical studies in humans cannot be ethically conducted. All studies subject to this rule must be conducted in accordance with requirements under the good laboratory practices (GLP).

To help facilitate these regulated studies, the NEIDL Quality Assurance Officer (QAO) will assess protocols, SOPs and applicable standards of research. Responsibilities include: conducting facility audits and inspections to ensure compliance with federal regulations and sponsor requirements; monitoring study events and facility operations; auditing study records for accuracy; maintaining documentation as required by federal regulations; providing regulatory compliance training; reviewing and developing audit responses to assure that appropriate action is taken to bring a study into compliance; and providing technical expertise to identify actions for resolution of compliance problems.

Apply online here or feel free to forward to others who might be interested

Associate Biosafety Officer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

posted 29 January 2020

UMass Amherst invites applications for an Associate Biosafety Officer.  Please see below for position details and application information.

Biosafety Program Manager, Northeastern University , Boston MA
Occupational Safety Program Manager, Northeastern University, Boston MA

2 positions posted 3 Dec 2019
Northeastern University has the following 2 positions open:

Biosafety Officer, Harvard University, Boston MA

posted 13 Nov 2019

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.  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. Interested candidates can find more information and apply at:

Lab Safety Coordinator, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston MA

posted 10 Sep 2019

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA) has an opening for a Lab Safety Coordinator. The candidate must have a good understanding of chemical reactivity as demonstrated by work as a hazardous waste technician, chemistry lab technician, or lab safety specialist. Interested candidates should apply directly through the Dana-Farber Careers website at:

Biosafety Consultant, Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., Boston/Cambridge area

posted 16 Aug 2019

Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E) is seeking a mid-level biosafety professional to work as part of the Life Sciences Practice team at one or more of EH&E’s on-site laboratory research client locations based in the Boston/Cambridge area, as well as with some out-of-state clients.  Click here to download full information.   To apply: Please send resume and salary requirements to