Biosafety Specialist

Job description

Job no: 501006
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety

Position SummaryEnvironmental Health and Safety celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly-skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive. Environment Health and Safety is responsible for the development and implementation of programs aimed at protecting the campus community and providing compliance with numerous federal, state, and local regulatory statutes. This department reports to the Associate Vice President for Administration in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. Under the direct supervision of the Biosafety Officer/Research Safety Services Manager, the Biosafety Specialist will oversee all aspects of the biosafety program, which includes: reviewing research protocols related to the Institutional Biosafety Committee and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, performing risk assessments, and evaluating risk mitigation methods, providing compliance and technical consultation to research personnel, assisting in the development and delivery of biosafety-specific training materials, reviewing and auditing pathogen safety data sheets and biological sample inventory, and assisting in the creation of biosafety related content for the department website. The incumbent will also manage the Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Programs and manage research related medical surveillance.The Biosafety Specialist will serve as a liaison between research personnel and Research Safety Programs, which include Biosafety, Chemical Hygiene, Radiation Safety, and Laser Safety. The Biosafety Specialist will perform lab safety reviews, create outreach materials for the implementation of research safety programs, and promote safety culture. The Biosafety Specialist will assist in the implementation of software solutions for the management of the Biosafety Program and other research safety programs. The Biosafety Specialist will assist research safety program managers in designing and deploying safety related training to research staff, both electronically and in-person.For more information regarding Environmental Health and Safety, click here.This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.Education and ExperienceBachelor’s degree in life sciences, biological sciences, public health or related disciplineMinimum of 4 years of professional experience in a laboratory research or comprehensive environmental, health, and safety programDemonstrated knowledge in research laboratory operations and procedures for working with infectious agents, cell culture, and recombinant DNA techniquesWorking knowledge of biological safety standards such as the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, and the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid MoleculesWorking knowledge regulations governing animal welfare and medical waste managementLicenses and Certifications RequiredA valid California driver’s license is requiredPreferred QualificationsMaster’s degree in life sciences, biological sciences, public health or related disciplineExperience in performing lab inspections or auditsExperience in reviewing Biological Use Authorizations and Animal Research ProtocolsExperience conducting risk assessmentsCompensation and BenefitsSalary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; andCalifornia State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.Supplemental InformationInitial review of application materials including cover letters, resumes will begin on June 22, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 21, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-273-3343 or [email protected]

Advertised: Jun 07, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time