Biological Safety Officer/Biological Safety Manager

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


EHS Central Account-230510

Working Title:

Biological Safety Officer/Biological Safety Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Environment, Health and Safety

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

This position will lead the Biological Safety Section of the EHS organization and serve as the University’’s Biosafety Officer. This position will plan and implement a comprehensive biosafety program to support the University’s mission of research and teaching. The position will have responsibility to assess risks pertaining to infectious agents and biological toxins; review of research proposals to protect environment, health and safety; train laboratory personnel in biosafety principles; coordinate activities of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC); address new concerns relating to UNC research programs in emerging pathogens, select agents and biotechnology, and general surveillance to ensure compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations pertaining to biological hazards.

Educational Requirements:

Minimum requirements include Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Biohazard Science, Microbiology, or related field and a Biological Safety Professional Certification or PhD in Biology, Microbiology or Virology.

Qualifications and Experience:

An applicant should have a strong background in one of a number of related areas, such as microbiology, infectious disease or molecular biology (recombinant DNA). Knowledge of containment standards and engineering is highly desirable. A minimum of at least 5 years of progressively responsible and closely related experience in Biological Safety is required. In addition, this position requires strong oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/16/2021
Application Due: 2/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time