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Biosafety Officer - UW Environmental Health & Safety

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: January 2, 2018
Job #12090
Posted: December 5, 2017
Description:

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department has an outstanding opportunity for a BIOSAFETY Officer.  Provide institutional BIOSAFETY support and for the University of Washington’s Biological Safety Programs for regulatory compliance and protection of faculty, staff, students, and the community. This position is essential for the support of the University’s research and teaching mission. This position must exercise significant judgment, discretion, risk management, and professional expertise in the interpretation and application of federal, state, local, and University policies, protocols, and regulations. This position is in the EH&S Department, Research and Occupational Safety Section and works with an interdisciplinary team of occupational health and safety professionals with specialties in occupational health, BIOSAFETY, chemical safety, and occupational hygiene. 

Skills/Eligibility:

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Health, Public Health or related field and professional experience in a research setting
• Minimum work experience of four to five years
• Demonstrated teamwork, client service, critical and strategic thinking skills, data-based decision-making skills
• Ability to foster collegial and cooperative relationships with co-workers and clients
• Requires exceptional written and oral communication skills in working with colleagues, administrators, employees, research departments, health and safety staff, and regulatory agencies
• Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License
• Able to wear negative and positive respirators, and personal protective equipment
• Successful completion of background check by DOJ/CDC 
• Able to maintain medical clearance to work in laboratories and the animal care and use environment  

How to Apply:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=151113&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=biosafety&szReturnToSearch=1

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