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Biosafety Officer

Company: Rutgers The State University
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Biosafety Officer
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department IPO-Envir. Health & Safety
Overview
The Division of Institutional Planning & Operations (IP&O) employs a workforce of approximately 2,700 staff, represented by 15 collective negotiations agreements, and is responsible for institutional strategic initiatives and operations, which encompasses an expansive range of comprehensive service and business operations across the State of New Jersey. These include planning and construction, facilities, public safety and emergency operations, environmental health and safety, transportation, housing, and auxiliary/retail operations.
Posting Summary
"Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Biosafety Officer for the Division of Institutional Planning & Operations (IP&O) reporting to Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety (REHS). The Biosafety Officer is the designated official to ensure compliance with various laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures in laboratories and other settings where biological and chemical hazards may be present.Among the key duties of this position are the following:

The position will assist in providing oversight for BSL3/ABSL3 operations as an Alternate Responsible Official.
Supports researchers and others in developing standard operating procedures and protocols for research, maintains and updates the Biosafety Manual, and works to create consistency across plans and procedures.
The Biosafety Officer maintains and participates in constructive and positive communications, and works with the University's Laboratory Safety Committees, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC), and Institutional Research Boards (IRB) to ensure compliance with the National Institute of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other standards for recombinant DNA and vaccine research, as well as other applicable laboratory safety regulations or guidelines.
The position reviews research protocols and activities, conducts periodic inspections of research facilities, and is responsible for reporting significant problems and violations of applicable laboratory safety and biosafety requirements.
The Biosafety Officer is a leader within the department and institution.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 30S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 85909.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 103537.000
Annual Maximum Salary 123261.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to .
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Industrial Hygiene and Safety or other related science.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field of biological or laboratory safety.

Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices and equipment including appropriate use of hoods and laboratory ventilation, personal protective equipment, and chemical safety and storage required.
Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and critical situations appropriately in a research setting required.
Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time, wear Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) up to Level A, and provide emergency response services, as needed (including rotating on-call/off-hours services).
Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations, along with superior oral presentation and other communications skills required.
Use of the Internet for research purposes, and experience with computers (email, desktop software applications such as Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects.
Candidate must successfully complete a security risk assessment by the U.S. Department of Justice and be approved for access to select biological agents and toxins by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree
CBSP or RBP certification

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment, animal facilities and BSL3/ABL3
Special Conditions
Posting Details

Posting Number 24ST0715
Posting Open Date 03/27/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
City Newark
State NJ
Location Details
Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 100.3.1 , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, p regnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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