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.
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Biosafety Officer, EHS Office Biosafety Program - Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA
MGH has an opportunity for a Biosafety Officer position to help support the growing Biosafety Program. This candidate will help ensure the safe, compliant, and responsible conduct of biological research; provide leadership and technical expertise in the area of biological safety to the research and hospital communities; participate in a Biosafety Program involving strong, collaborative interactions with principal investigators, postdocs, lab staff and students; assist with incident investigations, including follow-up, corrective action plans and regulatory reporting requirements; serves as an alternate member of the Partners Institutional Biosafety Committee (PIBC); facilitates the PIBC biological research registration program by conducting comprehensive risk assessments including the review of experimental design and procedures prior to committee submission via an on-line registration system; ensures institutional compliance with local, state and federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to use, handling, shipping and disposal of biological materials, including recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids; assists in conducting and developing biosafety and IATA shipping trainings; conducts laboratory inspections and maintains database; assists in providing comprehensive oversight of a wide range of biological research, including interaction with and protocol review of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions as related to biological research.
Undergraduate degree in microbiology, molecular biology, virology or related field; at least two years of related work experience; ability to develop strong working relationships with researchers conducting a range of biological research; strong oral and written communication skills; self-motivation; detail orientation; and ability work effectively with people at all levels. Must be able to meet monthly deadlines for protocol inclusion on PIBC agenda; knowledge of NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (2016) and the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories; certification such as RBP or CBSP, or eligible, preferred; participation in trainings and drills conducted with the hospital’s Biothreats Response Team and occasionally carry off-hours pager.
If interested please apply through the MGH HR website: https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx
Senior Compliance Specialist, Safety Committees Program, Boston University, Boston, MA
The Senior Compliance Specialist (SCS) for the Safety Committees Program (SCP) is a key position within the BU Office of Research Integrity. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Research Integrity, the SCS is responsible for contributing to the success of the SCP by assisting with the development, oversight and monitoring of compliance processes to promote and facilitate compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and institutional policies.
Key responsibilities include: working with and supporting the activities of the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), Lab Safety Committee (LSC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety Committee (SDSB-SC), and all associated subcommittees with oversight of these program areas; promoting consistency and compliance across program areas; identifying need areas; and proposing and implementing solutions independently with a focus on efficiency, effectiveness, and quality improvement.
As a leading global research institution, BU has a rich legacy of serving its students, faculty, and staff as well as the communities beyond campus. Consider becoming a part of this legacy and take advantage of competitive benefits and opportunities for professional and personal growth.
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