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.
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Laramie is a college town, population of 33,000, nestled in a valley within sight of 3 mountain ranges. A Nordic ski or hike in the mountains is just a 10 minute drive from town. Laramie is just an hour’s drive north of Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.