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Institutional Biosafety Committee Administrator/Assistant Biosafety Officer

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27910523 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $71,100 - $128,700

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Under the direction of the Biosafety Officer/High Containment Lab Director (BSO/HCLD), the incumbent will serve as the campus Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Administrator/Assistant Biosafety Officer (ABSO). As the IBC Administrator/ABSO, this individual will collaborate with the BSO/HCLD, other Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff, campus faculty and staff in the efficient and integrated administration of the IBC and delivery of biosafety services on campus and at UCR Health clinic locations. The IBC Administrator/ABSO will oversee the administration of the IBC, perform routine and impromptu audits of research and teaching laboratories, provides training and applies technical knowledge in all campus-related and UCR Health clinics biological safety issues and ensures safe procedures are properly followed and follows up with BSO/HCLD and management as appropriate. In support of the Research Safety program, the incumbent will schedule and conduct independent general laboratory safety evaluations to identify and evaluate a wide variety of potential hazards in the work place. The incumbent will also serve as an alternate for the BSO/HCLD and work with institutional committees including Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE), and High Containment Laboratory Oversight Group (HCLOG) to ensure the safe use of biohazardous materials in research and teaching laboratories. The incumbent will support all biosafety issues related to Federal, State and local regulations and campus policies and procedures. **Maximum budgeted hiring range is up to $78,000**

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree in biology, molecular and cell biology, microbiology, virology, or a related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Professional certification. Preferred
Registered Biosafety Professional Preferred
Certified Biosafety Professional Preferred


Experience Requirement
Experience in the high containment facilities (BSL3/ABSL3) environment, working with infectious agents and recombinant DNA technologies Preferred
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Occassional federal government mandated background checks. Required
Travel Required
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident as required by federal regulations in order to serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO). Required
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business. Preferred
Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI. Required

Minimum Requirements

Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints.
Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.
Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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