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Biocontainment Program Manager - Texas Biomed

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Location: San Antonio, TX
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 16, 2017
Job #12039
Posted: November 16, 2017

The Biocontainment Program Manager is responsible for providing operational and technical support for a large multi-investigator BSL4 and BSL3 operation. He/she will work in collaboration with the Vice President for Research, Biosafety, EH&S, and Operations to maintain optimal biocontainment facilities and equipment, trained personnel, and communications. May serve as an alternate responsible officer and emergency responder (depending on qualifications and experience).


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Required: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or other related field. Requires five or more years of job specific experience. Ability to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment. Willingness to learn and stay current in the rapidly advancing fields of biosafety and biocontainment. This position requires the ability to meet all entry requirements, including medical and vaccination requirements, for work in BSL2 through BSL4 laboratory environments. Ability to wear required personal protective equipment. Protective equipment includes the positive pressure BSL4 suit, negative pressure respiratory protection, self‐contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), suits, gloves and boots. At least average agility required in order to investigate/inspect laboratories and animal rooms and perform elevated work. Experience working with and obtaining buy-in from a diverse group of employees at Texas Biomed.

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