Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:49:02 -0400
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Subject: Biological Safety Officer Opening, Dept of Environment,
Health & Safety, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Comments: To: SAFETY

Biological Safety Officer

Department of Environment, Health & Safety

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wishes to hire a  
Manager of Biological Safety.  UNC is a leading research university  
with rapidly growing research programs in infectious disease, public  
health, emerging pathogens and vaccine development. Over 200 principal  

investigators at Carolina use biological hazards, including research  
with animals. They collaborate with many other investigators worldwide.

UNC=92s Manger of Biological Safety will lead the biosafety staff and  

work within the EHS team to plan and implement a comprehensive  
biosafety program to support the University's mission of research and  

teaching. Challenges include risk assessment for infectious agents and  

biological toxins; review of research proposals to protect employee  
safety, public health and the environment; training of laboratory  
personnel in biosafety principles; coordinating activities of the  
Institutional Biosafety Committee; addressing the risks of new  
research in select agents and biotechnology; and the broad  
responsibility to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations  

pertaining to biological hazards. UNC=92s well-established biological  

safety program is supported by an occupational health clinic, a  
comprehensive laboratory inspection program, and on-line training and  


An applicant could be successful with a strong background in one of a  

number of related areas, such as microbiology, infectious disease or  
molecular biology (recombinant DNA). Knowledge of containment  
standards and engineering is highly desirable, as is biological safety  

professional certification. Minimum requirements include Master's  
degree in industrial hygiene, biological science, microbiology, public  

health or a related field and at least 5 years of progressively  
responsible and closely related experience. The selected candidate  
should have good verbal and written communication skills, and good  
interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates should apply on-line at 
.  Please attach resume with cover letter and reference contacts.   
Department website:

UNC at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, contact: Mary Beth Koza Director of EHS,  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Phone: (919) 843-5913  
Fax: (919) 962-0227.  MBKoza**At_Symbol_Here**

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