Working Title: IBC Coordinator
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Posting Date: 05-02-2017
The University of Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of IBC Coordinator. This position plays a key role in supporting the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and University Biosafety Program. Under general direction of the Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), the IBC Coordinator manages the day-to-day business of the IBC, overseeing IBC protocol submissions, review and approvals, facilitation of IBC meetings and database management. The IBC Coordinator collaborates and participates in the laboratory inspection program, provides training for IBC committee members in regulatory matters, and works closely with the IBC Chairperson and EHS Biosafety staff to develop and implement relevant policies, procedures and trainings in biosafety-related regulatory compliance. The IBC Coordinator also serves as a liaison with other research committee coordinators (e.g. Animal Care and Use, Institutional Review Board, etc.) to facilitate and coordinate review and approval of research protocols involving biological materials and recombinant DNA used in animal or human research (e.g., Human Gene Transfer/HGT).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superb organizational skills and the ability to work independently with a high degree of self-motivation, accuracy and efficiency.
Must have an enthusiastic work ethic and the ability to promote compliance, work with people from diverse backgrounds and effectively mitigate potentially stressful situations.
Excellent computer skills, including clear understanding of database, spreadsheet, word processing and office email programs.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, communicating concepts effectively, which may include various federal, state, local and institutional individuals/groups related to recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids research, and the safe use and control of all biological materials, and to instruct small and large groups on these matters.
Physically able to spend portions of the work day walking distances between campus buildings, between laboratories and other areas within buildings, and climbing/descending stairs.
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