Madison, WI
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91648-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91648-AS

Working Title: Biosafety Protocol Advisor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree in science, research, or safety related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1 year professional experience including time in a research or laboratory setting (7 required for appointment at the senior level).

License or certificate:

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license, have a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management standards, and maintain ability to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles.

Position Summary:

This position functions in the Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) within the Division of Facilities, Planning and Management (FP&M). This position is responsible for reviewing and processing biosafety protocols and conducting on-site consultative biological safety reviews to verify that the research protocol can be safely executed as proposed. Other responsibilities include collaborating with the Animal Research Safety team and reporting protocol review workload accomplishments. This position also assists the Biological Safety Officer (BSO) by responding to and providing answers related to research protocol review-related questions including: handling and disposal of biohazardous/biomedical waste materials including animals and related contaminated materials. This position plays a key role in supporting the work of the BSO and the University?s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).

This position will work collaboratively with co-workers in EH&S. This position works with Principal Investigators and laboratory staff who submit research protocols or proposals for protocol amendments resulting from changes in research. The person in this position must provide thorough research protocol reviews, excellent customer service to a diverse population, and make protocol review decisions thoughtfully in collaboration with the BSO and Assistant BSO.

FP&M is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace. Staff serve as role models by practicing exemplary behavior when working with customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. The mission of FP&M is to provide excellence in facilities and services for the university community.

Established in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the country?s first land grant universities, currently serving over 40,000 students and 18,500 faculty and staff. The main campus is comprised of over 900 acres of picturesque grounds along the shores of Lake Mendota, of which 325 acres are defined as the campus natural areas and are protected from development. The campus has over 19.5 million gross square feet of building space and offers a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, professional, research and advanced academic programs. The UW-Madison is the flagship university in the 26 campus University of Wisconsin System and one of the nation?s largest and most productive research institutions in higher education.

Additional Information:

1. Knowledge of biological sciences; molecular biology and medical microbiology preferred
2. Knowledge of regulations and standards that apply to laboratory safety, especially biological safety
3. Knowledge of and skill in the conduct of biological research that utilizes hazardous materials and the practices and equipment used to mitigate the risks
4. Knowledge of and skill in use of computer software, particularly Microsoft Office
5. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
6. Ability to organize and present information in a logical manner
7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, faculty, staff, and students and negotiate and solve problems with multiple constituencies
8. Ability to maintain a professional and service-oriented relationship with customers and co-workers


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 08 Aug 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 5 Sep 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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