Research Operations Manager - Regional Biosafety Lab - (20001336)
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health combines public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine and infectious disease teaching and research. The department's goal is to improve human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally. Investigators within Infectious Diseases are investigating the pathogenesis and developing and evaluating candidate therapeutics against a variety of infectious and toxic agents. Members of the department are also involved in the research and operation of the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (RBL), which is dedicated to the study of existing and emerging infectious diseases, toxin-mediated diseases and medical countermeasures important to biodefense. Scientists within the RBL are conducting research to develop therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostic tools in a safe, secure, regulatory-compliant environment.
The Research Operations Manager (ROM) will support the New England RBL Director to ensure that the NE-RBL investigators and staff accomplish their research objectives in an appropriate biosafety environment within a financially sustainable operating model The main responsibilities are to ensure that the RBL vivarium, laboratories, laboratory equipment and staffing facility-use scheduling support research at a high level of capacity. Daily activities will include training and supervision of laboratory technicians and others in technical methods and SOPs; organization and execution of research projects in the laboratory; interfacing with Facilities and operations personnel, animal care staff, administrative staff, investigators, and with potential investigators and clients. The incumbent will contribute to the writing, execution, and administration of research grant proposals, contracts and study budgets. The ROM develops and ensures compliance with RBL standard operating procedures and regulatory approvals (IBC, IACUC), needed for research activities at the NE-RBL. Will participate in the preparations for various agency inspections, recommissioning, resource planning and other tactical and scientific decisions.
* Must have a doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or equivalent), preferably in microbiology, immunology, or pathology. * Extensive BSL2 experience working with human or animal infectious pathogens is required. * Must be able to work and train others to work with research animals. * Must be capable of maintaining laboratory operations, including basic repair and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment. * Technical writing capacity is required (regulatory protocols, research proposals, contracts, standard operating procedures, etc.). * The manager must be well organized, detail oriented and an effective two-way communicator. * Must pass Security Risk Assessment for Select Agent registration. * Must pass FBI Background Check, be medically fit to use N95 or other respirator. * Valid US Driver's License
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.
BSL3 containment experience is desirable.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The ability and willingness to work in a Biosafety Level 3 research environment wearing appropriate PPE.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Organization: Infec Disease&Global Hlth-Vet
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 18, 2020, 1:47:26 PM
Internal Number: 20001336
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