Manager Functional Title: Biosafety Manager

College Park, Prince Georges County
Apr 25, 2014
Position Number: 119934 Title: Manager Functional Title: Biosafety Manager Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.0 Unit: VPAF-Environmental Safety Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Biosafety Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive biological safety program supporting bioscience research at the University of Maryland. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferably in biological sciences with emphasis in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Virology or related discipline. Five years of broad-based professional biosafety experience, preferably in an academic setting. Registered Biological Safety Professional (RBP) or Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) designation through American Biological Safety Association. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proven working knowledge of biosafety principles, policies and procedures including NIH and CDC guidelines. Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines. Excellent written, verbal, group presentation and interpersonal communication skills with a wide variety of individuals from the research and support community. Meets security clearance requirements of the Select Agents and Toxins regulation. Able to pass physical examination to allow for emergency response and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE). Possesses a valid driver’s license. Preferences: •Master’s or terminal degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Virology or related discipline. •Experience in academic bioscience bench research. •Experience as a Responsible Official (RO) or Alternate RO in the Select Agent program. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Number: E0004532 Posting Date: 04/17/2014 Closing Date: 06/17/2014 Open Until Filled Best Consideration Date 05/17/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.