Job Description:

The University of Iowa Environmental Health and Safety Office is seeking an individual to serve as a Biosafety Coordinator to assist in the implementation and assessment of activities related to biological safety at the University. This position will be responsible for performing evaluations/audits in laboratories related to biological, chemical, and radiological hazards, advising on corrective actions and evaluating research projects for compliance.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences with an emphasis on microbiology, molecular biology or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Practical experience in a research laboratory, performing procedures and techniques as outlined in a research protocol. (Typically 6 months – 1 year)
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of and experience with recombinant DNA techniques.
  • Demonstrates working level proficiency with data collection and report preparation.
  • Demonstrates effective communication; written, verbal and organizational skills including the ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with NIH Guidelines and biological safety regulations and consensus standards.
  • Familiarity with animal protocols used in animal research.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations.

Salary range:  $37,313 to $40,000


Additional Information:

Applicants may apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: (Requisition #72055)

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.