Biosafety Officer 1464

Newark, New Jersey

Our client, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers), is recruiting for a University Biosafety Officer in Newark, NJ. This is a full-time position as an employee of Rutgers and REQUIRES commuting to or living in the Newark, NJ area. This is position CANNOT be worked from a remote setting.

Job Purpose:
The University Biosafety Officer is a manager within Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety (REHS) Department responsible for managing the department’s Biosafety Group and the Institution’s Biosafety Program. University Biosafety Officer is the appointed

Responsible Official for the Rutgers-NJMS biocontainment facilities, including, but not limited to the BSL-3 laboratories located in the Medical Science Building (MSB), International Center for Public Health (ICPH), and Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL). Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other
locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Minimum Requirements:

  • All potential candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States, employer sponsorship is not available.
  • Master's Degree from an accredited College / University in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Chemistry,
    Industrial Hygiene and Safety, or other related field of study.
  • Eight (8) years of work experience as a biosafety specialist, officer or related biosafety function, three (3) of which must be in the area of planning, operation, and oversight as a Responsible Official or Alternate Responsible Official of Select Agent and BSL-3 laboratories, including animal laboratories.
  • Status as a Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) and/or Certified Biosafety Professional (CBSP)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, and other related conventions on select agents, biosafety level 3 laboratories, recombinant DNA, microbiology and biomedical laboratories, blood-borne pathogens, transportation of hazardous and etiological materials, hazardous chemicals in laboratories, and other relevant subjects, including those
    of DHHS, NIH, CDC, USDA, DOT, DoD, DOJ, and OSHA
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated success as a change agent

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages the REHS Biosafety Group priorities and leads, guides, directs and supervises the daily activities and assignments of the department’s Biosafety Officers.
  • Supports select agent and BSL-3 laboratory directors and managers in developing standard operating procedures and protocols for research; maintains and updates the Biosafety Manual and individual select agent/BSL-3 manuals to reflect current state-of-the-art biosafety practices, and campus policy and implementing procedures.
  • Develops appropriate training and educational materials pertaining to safety and biosafety, and maintains training database(s), as required.
  • Performs surveys/audits of laboratories and practices to ensure appropriate microbiological work practices are performed, proper storage, management and disposal of regulated medical waste and appropriate operation and certification of Biological Safety Cabinets.
  • Partner with PIs and serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding interpretation of federal, state and local EHS regulations
  • Lead, develop and manage local Biosafety staff members
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state and local EHS regulations
  • Lead PI, staff, employee and student training programs regarding safety behaviors and compliance

The information listed above is a summary of the position and not a complete job description. Other competencies, skillsets, and experiences are needed.

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