Biocontainment Manager, Research Compliance, Research Safety

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Biocontainment Manager is responsible for conducting and overseeing all tests, verification and certification of critical containment systems for the high and maximum containment laboratory facilities at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). Working with the NEIDL Facilities Maintenance Office (FMO), the position oversees, supervises and performs a variety of field tests, certification, and validations of Biological Safety Cabinets (BSC) and HEPA filtration systems in air handlers including exhaust and supply systems, effluent vent systems, and other maximum and high laboratory containment systems and equipment with HEPA filter units; oversee, supervise and conduct decontamination of contaminated systems and run validations using biological and other applicable indicators to ensure that the decontamination processes are successfully completed; work and coordinate with facilities, science, animal groups and others to conduct and successfully accomplish decontamination of laboratory and animal suites and work and assist in the annual recertification of laboratory containment; oversee, supervise and conduct decontamination and verification of equipment from the containment laboratories before they are taken out from the containment laboratories; oversee, supervise and conduct routine efficacy testing and validations of autoclaves, effluent decontamination systems (EDS) tissue digester, chemical dunk tanks, chemical shower reservoir, etc.; update and maintain appropriate records generated in the performance of work during decontamination, testing and validations; supervise personnel and train to ensure that all staff maintain continuous advance level of expertise, techniques, methodologies and knowledge in operation of state-of-the-art instrumentations for continued safe and world-class delivery of service and work; respond to emergencies and clean up spills as needed, assist in extraction of personnel in the containment laboratories, assist conduct follow up investigations of accidents and incidents. Oversee, supervise and conduct administrative functions and other duties as assigned including but not limited to the maintenance of supplies needed to perform routine and assigned functions, ensure and maintain ready and calibrated equipment, perform safety trainings for NEIDL personnel, review, draft, update and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), keeping up-to-date and maintain expertise and knowledge of current and new and emerging technology, techniques and best practices in order to continuously deliver and provide a world class service to support the safe operations of NEIDL laboratory facilities

Required Skills

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Biology or other related science field.


At least 5 years of experience conducting field certification and testing of Biosafety Cabinets, HEPA filtered exhaust housings, and other similar systems. Knowledgeable of standards applicable to field testing and certification of Class II Biosafety Cabinets including NSF as well as other standards that are applicable to the field such as NIOSH and ASHRAE and experience in supervising and managing personnel preferred

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular