Description The Tufts University Biosafety Office within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research facilitates the oversight of research compliance at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC). The Biosafety Office provides support to the Tufts and Tufts MC communities to ensure that research and teaching activities are conducted in a safe manner that is compliant with local and federal regulations. This is accomplished by working collaboratively with the laboratory personnel, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Departments of Public and Environmental Health & Safety for each institution. This position is to provide technical support to the Biosafety Office as it relates to laboratory biosafety audits. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out biosafety audits across the Tufts campuses and for communicating the audit reports to the Principal Investigators and to the IBC. The successful candidate will also collaborate with the Biosafety Officers and the IBC Office to approve registration updates involving room amendments and maintain relevant databases.
Organization: Office of the Vice Provost
Employee Status: Regular
Qualifications Basic Requirements: Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, microbiology, food/animal science or related field OR 3-5 years of work experience with exposure to science and research. Must be familiar with standard laboratory procedures and operations in order to converse with researchers and provide relevant guidance. Must be able to recognize unsafe conditions or work practices and identify appropriate corrective actions. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have proficient computer skills. Must be able to travel between campuses as necessary. Must be able to use personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection, as required for access to laboratory locations. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in relevant field. 1-3 years of experience in the field of biosafety, OR 1-3 years of hands on experience working with biohazardous material in a research setting (BSL2 or higher). Working knowledge of biohazardous materials subject to IBC oversight at Tufts, including recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, infectious agents, biological toxins, and use of those materials in research animals. Working knowledge of the BMBL and NIH Guidelines. Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.