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Associate Biosafety Officer

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Job Description:

Associate Biosafety Officer
To serve as the Universitys Associate Biosafety Officer by assisting with the administration and management of the comprehensive institutional biosafety program directed toward promoting the health and safety of employees and regulatory compliance of the institution in regard to research projects involving human and animal pathogens, biological toxins, select agents, recombinant DNA, and shipping biological materials.

About the Environmental Health and Safety Office
The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) provides services intended to promote health and safety at the University of Iowa. We offer a variety of services in the areas of Biological, Chemical, Occupational and Radiation safety, and select Environmental progr ams. Some of the direct services that we offer include chemical and radiation exposure monitoring, worksite hazard evaluations, workplace safety surveys, safety equipment selection, safety program reviews, safety training, and disposal of hazardous chemical, radioactive and infectious waste. Consultative services include regulatory compliance assistance programs to address OSHA, EPA and US Army/DoD grants-related responsibilities within health care, research, academic, facility and service environments.

Benefits Highlights

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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    Required Application Materials
    In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two submission-specific attachments, a personal current resume, and a cover letter. These submission-specific attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

    A valid drivers license is required, as well as an ability to meet . Please include your drivers license information within the license/ certification section of the application.

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

    Contact
    Sarah Tillman

    Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

    Position Qualifications

    Education or Equivalency Required
    A Masters degree in Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, or related biological science, or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience is required.

    Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrate 3-5 years of experience with biomedical research involving human pathogens and recombinant DNA.
  • Demonstrates 3 or more years, extensive knowledge, of bio safety regulations, consensus standards and bio safety level (BLS) 2 lab practices.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of designing and developing educational/training programs.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with diverse individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner.
  • Demonstrate extensive attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must have a valid U.S. driving license and be able to meet the University of Iowas Fleet Safety requirements:
    Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience with BSL3 biocontainment.
  • Direct supervisory experience of students or professionals.
    Desirable Qualifications
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of packaging and shipping regulations for biological materials.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations.
    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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