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Under direction of the Biosafety Officer (BSO), the Associate Biosafety Officer will design, develop, implement, and maintain a significant portion of a comprehensive biosafety program within a major research university setting having a Medical School, School of Pharmacy, Cancer Center and two hospitals. The incumbent will conduct independent reviews of research protocols that use biohazards; perform comprehensive biohazard laboratory safety surveys/audits; and consult with laboratory directors, researchers, and staff to implement biosafety practices and procedures.
The incumbent will maintain and update biosafety policies and actively facilitate research and teaching that is safe and complies with UCSD policies and procedures and Federal, State, and local regulations/guidelines. The incumbent will respond to and assist with the mitigation of emergencies and spills involving biohazardous materials and design, develop and provide formal and informal training (including interactive web training modules) to individuals and groups.
The Associate Biosafety Offices will use applicable EH&S concepts to implement a single-function program or multi-specialty programs applicable to a variety of organization infrastructures and departments. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and for following the defined policies and procedures. The Associate Biosafety Officer will apply professional level knowledge of subject, including complete knowledge of a specialty area within a single academic/occupational discipline. Decision-making takes into account established procedures, relevant laws, regulations and organization policy, communication/outreach, and impact on other EH&S programs.
Serve as EHS Response Team member. May be requested to respond back to campus to support the EHS Duty Officer in the event of an after-hours, weekend, or holiday incident involving hazardous materials and/or for services provided within the employee's subject area of expertise.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field and three (3) years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge and understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields. Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Experience in a biomedical research laboratory environment. Extensive familiarity with research laboratory procedures in the following areas: recombinant DNA technology, genetics, infectious agents and genetic engineering, select agents, animal work including transgenic animals and gene transfer clinical trials.
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to biohazardous waste handling, storage and disposal.
Proven knowledge of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines for biosafety as they apply to infectious agents, recombinant DNA and Bloodborne pathogens.
Ability to perform technical reviews of biosafety proposals involving the use of infectious agents, recombinant DNA and other genetic techniques, Bloodborne pathogens, select agents and gene transfer clinical trial.
Ability to provide unique and innovative content to the design, development and implementation of a Biosafety Program. Ability to apply the concepts of biosafety, including criteria for establishing biosafety containment levels, to various research and laboratory applications.
Ability to apply operational concepts, parameters, and regulations to implement a program to monitor certification, proper operation and maintenance of biosafety cabinets and autoclaves.
Proven ability to evaluate the workplace situations for safe handling, storage, use, or disposal of biohazardous and other hazardous materials. Knowledge in the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Demonstrated ability to design, develop and present technical training programs to individuals
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