Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: November 20, 2018
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Biosafety Officer for the department of Environmental Health & Safety Services for Institutional Planning & Operations. The Biosafety Officer is the designated official to ensure compliance with various laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures in laboratories and other settings where biological and chemical hazards may be present. The position supports researchers and others in developing standard operating procedures and protocols for research, maintains and updates the Biosafety Manual, and works to create consistency across plans and procedures. The Biosafety Officer maintains and participates in constructive and positive communications, and works with the University's Laboratory Safety Committees, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC), and Institutional Research Boards (IRB) to ensure compliance with the National Institute of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other standards for recombinant DNA and vaccine research, as well as other applicable laboratory safety regulations or guidelines. The position reviews research protocols and activities, conducts periodic inspections of research facilities, and is responsible for reporting significant problems and violations of applicable laboratory safety and biosafety requirements, The Biosafety Officer is a leader within the department and institution. Among the key duties of this position are the following: * Identifies and evaluates occupational exposures as well as hazardous conditions in laboratories and related premises. * Recommends controls to eliminate and/or minimize employee health risks in laboratories and related premises. * Performs surveys/audits of laboratories and practices to ensure appropriate health and safety practices, chemical storage, management and disposal, and chemical hood operation. Assists, as appropriate and necessary, with matters related to clinical infection control by providing technical support with regards to appropriate disinfectant and decontamination procedures. * Serves as a resource to University schools, patient care and animal care facilities on matters relevant to biosafety, including recombinant DNA issues, novel vectors, and emerging pathogens. Maintains a database of recombinant DNA experiments as well as micro-organisms in use as they are registered with the appropriate University committees. * Works with architects, contractors, facility engineers, and investigators on matters associated with the design of new or renovated laboratory facilities. Assists with certification and commissioning of laboratories. * Provides emergency response services, during off hours, to include ensuring that appropriate actions are taken to protect the health and safety of personnel, minimize the impact on the environment, and control damage to university property; assists with the maintenance and inspection of emergency response and industrial hygiene equipment.SDL2017
Keywords: Rutgers University, New Brunswick , Biosafety Officer, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey
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