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The position serves as Biosafety/Biocontainment Manager within the Department of Veterinary Sciences and Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL), working with the UW Biosafety Specialist and WSVL Director in developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive Biosafety program, including training, record keeping, and operations in support of the UW Biocontainment Facility (BSL-3).
Primary duties are to the biosafety program and Select Agent Program and include, but are not limited to, maintaining detailed records of Select Agent related activities, laboratory-based physical inventory of select agent material, transfer of select agents, and performing personnel related and other duties in relation to the FSAP Bio-suitability program. Serves as primary point of contact and liaison with maintenance and service providers to maintain critical building systems and equipment essential for safe operations.
Master's degree or greater in microbiology, virology, molecular biology, public health, or a closely related field with a minimum of 5 years' biological safety management experience in a research environment.
Experience and Training: Must meet program requirements for access to Tier 1 Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT), including ability to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment. Must be able to be respirator fit tested and able/willing to work for extended periods in full PPE including a Tyvek suit with an N 95 respirator or a PAPR.
Minimum education with professional certification (Certified Biological Safety Professional, Registered Biosafety Professional).
Federal Select Agent program and biosafety level 3 laboratory experience preferred. Professional certification (Certified Biological Safety Professional, Registered Biosafety Professional) preferred.
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document : cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement , please see The Diversity & Fairness page .
Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran's death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran's military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.
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