Safety Cord. RSC

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Classification Title:

Environmental/Health Manager III

Internal Title:

Safety Cord. RSC



Work County:



Division of Administration and Finance


DAF Radiation Safety

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Advertised Minimum Salary :


Advertised Salary Range:

$49,594.00 - 75,000.00

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Environmental Health and Safety

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Research Safety Coordinator (RSC) supports the Biological Safety Officer (BSO) with the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive Biological Safety Program with primary responsibilities supporting UofSC School of Medicine research laboratories. This position serves as the assistant technical expert on biological safety issues. Under limited supervision, the RSC performs moderately complex biosafety activities to promote the safe use of recombinant DNA, infectious agents, human-derived materials, biological toxins, and other biological hazards for all UofSC School of Medicine research laboratories. The RSC also supports efforts to improve chemical and general laboratory safety and assists with special projects required to promote biosafety and compliance in response to changes in research and biosafety regulations, standards, and guidelines.
The RSC is expected to work as part of a collaborative research safety team, contribute to a positive work environment, and strive for continuous improvement in all assigned duties. This position supports the implementation and use of the research safety management systems.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

B.S. degree in a biological science (e.g. microbiology, molecular or cell biology, virology, medical technology, biochemistry); 3 years of experience with biosafety duties OR 3 years working in a biological research laboratory; Basic knowledge of biological safety principles and practices; Ability to understand and apply regulations, standards, and guidelines applicable to life science research and laboratory safety; Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills; Ability to solve moderately complex laboratory safety and compliance problems; Ability to establish positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; Skills to work as part of a collaborative team in EHS and with other groups

Preferred Qualifications:

Biosafety experience at a large academic or biomedical research institution; Hands-on laboratory experience conducting experiments involving biological hazards; Intermediate knowledge of laboratory biosafety regulations, standards, and guidelines; Experience conducting laboratory safety inspections, developing biosafety policies and plans, and conducting biosafety training programs; Basic knowledge and application of key concepts of cell biology, microbiology, and molecular biology (including current research techniques)


Ability to perform inspections in research labs and animal facilities; Proficiency with Microsoft Office; Ability to formulate, recommend and implement practical solutions to improve biosafety and general laboratory safety; Ability to interpret and apply biosafety regulations and guidelines; Skills to develop and implement biosafety policies, procedures and training programs; Ability to effectively communicate with managers, department heads, laboratory faculty, staff, and students.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

*This posting is a re-advertisement. Applications previously submitted are still being considered. Previous applicants do no need to reapply.
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by December 3, 2020

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time