Kansas State University has a job opening for an IBC Program Manager in the University Research Compliance Office.

Job Description:

The IBC Program Manager oversees the IBC review process, and has oversight of administrative activities of the IBC committee. This position is responsible for assuring that the University maintains compliance with various federal regulations regarding institutional biosafety.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Protocol Review: Conduct initial administrative and technical review of all IBC protocol submissions, and work in conjunction with the Animal Care and Use Committee as appropriate. This includes reviewing protocols for completeness and accuracy and identifying if the project is exempt or will require full committee review. Additional duties include consulting with Principal Investigators and research staff on protocol submissions and reviewing research for any potential Dual Use of Concern issues.
  • Administrative Oversight of IBC Committee: Manage committee process and organize meetings, serve as recorder for IBC meetings, draft meeting minutes in a timely manner, serve as a member of the IBC committee, and potentially serve as the K-State  Institutional Biosafety Officer. Serves as the administrator for CITI training and provide hands on training in biosafety as necessary. Additional duties include working with the Associate Vice President for Research, Compliance, to develop a University-wide Occupational Health and Medicine Program related to biosafety.
  • Coordinate Inspections: Develops, implements, coordinates, and supervises a schedule of periodic BSL2/3 laboratory inspections, or other laboratory inspections as required under the NIH Guidelines. One of the key duties of this position is to develop a Post Approval Monitoring Program for institutional biosafety. This will include developing and implementing a robust laboratory inspection program.
  • Lead Special Biosafety and Biosecurity Projects: Lead special biosafety and biosecurity related projects identified and assigned by Associate Vice President for Research, Compliance. This could include reviewing new federal policies for Dual Use Research of Concern, Synthetic Biology, and gene editing, and developing and implementing strategic goals and objectives for the K-State Biosafety Program.
  • Report Preparation: Prepare reports to federal agencies, accrediting bodies and university officials, to include the Annual Report to NIH OBA. Act as liaison with external Federal partners and manage external relations with federal regulatory bodies.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and five to 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science degree in Microbiology, Virology, or other life sciences degree.
  • Certification in technical or professional training, or certified biosafety professional.
  • Experience in developing and leading research related training.
  • Proven communication and organizational skills.
  • Three years experience with research and/or activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or biological agents.
  • Demonstrated experience in regulatory environment covered by entities such as: NIH, USDA, Federal Select Agent Program, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, identify and set priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Three professional references

Salary Range:

$67,456 – $76,000

Additional information:

Screen of applicants begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by April 12, 2018.