Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Regulatory Compliance
posted on June 28, 2012
Must be able to fulfill the requirements of the security risk asssessment through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) http://fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/bioterrorism-security-risk-assessment-form/….
• Develops, implements, and monitors compliance of campus biosafety programs, systems, procedures, and training, serving as a technical assistant to the Biosafety Officer, ensuring the safe use of campus bioagents and biohazards. Identifies corrective actions and prepare accurate and complete technical reports.
• Serves as Alternate Responsible Official for the Select Agent Program. Assists the Biosafety Officer/Responsible Official in managing the Select Agent inventory and aspects of the Select Agent program.
• Provides general biosafety and bloodborne pathogens training and biosafety/biosecurity-related guidance to researchers in the field or laboratory regarding safe work practices.
• Assists other members of the Office of Regulatory Compliance in inspections of laboratories and facilities that work with recombinant DNA materials and/or organisms including human or animal pathogens and other biological materials requiring Biological Safety/Animal Biological Safety Level One (BSL1/ABSL1) and Biological Safety Level Two (BSL2) containment.
• Serves as the administrator of the Institutional Biosafety Committee for laboratories that work with recombinant DNA, biologically derived toxins and/or human blood, body fluids, tissues, cell or cell lines to ensure compliance with NIH, CDC, OSHA and other applicable University, Federal and State regulations and requirements.
• Coordinates the autoclave and biological safety cabinet certification programs.
• Maintains training records, inspection reports and other biosafety records in appropriate online systems and databases.
• Assists in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive occupational health surveillance program for biohazardous agents.
• Assists in the emergency response and incident investigation involving biological incidents (potential exposures, illnesses, complaints, theft, loss or releases) and recommends or coordinates corrective action as needed.
• Attends available training programs including webinars, regional and national/international professional conferences to maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of existing/proposed changes applicable laws and regulations and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
• Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or other physical or life science field AND two years Biosafety related experience; OR, Six years of biosafety safety experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
• Possession of a current Arizona driver's license is required upon employment.
• Registered Biosafety Professional or Certified Biological Safety Professional.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of microbiological practices and laboratory techniques to be used in biohazardous research, including NIH Recombinant DNA Guidelines and the BMBL.
• Knowledge of methods, procedures, and techniques used in collecting and testing samples of biological agents.
• Knowledge of biological effects on microorganisms.
• Skill in analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data, test results, reports, and plans.
• Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written.
• Skill in interaction with a wide range of personnel.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
$39,000.00 - $46,500.00
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
Open until further notice.