Biosafety and Biosecurity Lead

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.
We are currently seeking a Biosafety and Biosecurity Lead. The location for this position is flexible to either Arlington VA or Battelle headquarters in Columbus OH.
This position is CONUS based with significant overseas travel expected to Africa, Asia and the Caucasus regions. This position coordinates directly with Battelle's prime contractor CH2M HILL, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the governments of partner nations, other tenants as necessary to ensure execution of the requirements of Battelle's subcontract with CH2M HILL and CH2M HILL's contract with DTRA.
Conduct BS&S Assessments and Operational Reviews of laboratory facilities, including management systems, biosecurity and biosafety capabilities, BS&S documents and protocols, compliance with international standards, and personnel capabilities;
Write Facility BS&S Plans, Manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for laboratory facilities that incorporate relevant international standards;
Conduct BS&S reviews of facilities and facility drawings and write BS&S Safety Plans Conduct BS&S training in accordance with existing curriculum; revise and upgrade curriculum as needed;
Make recommendations based on international BS&S standards that can be implemented and sustained in low-resource laboratories.
Conducts laboratory inspections to ensure that BSL-2 and BSL-3 operations are performed safely and securely; identifies deficiencies and unsafe work practices or conditions.
Develop biosecurity processes and procedures that limit access to the facility, research materials and information;
Develop an inventory and material management process for control and tracking of biological stocks or other sensitive materials;
Design a biosecurity program that allows for efficient laboratory operations and does not interfere with the conduct of research;
Teach good BS&S practices to lab staff who work in underequipped or old laboratories.
Conduct laboratory BS&S training for laboratory personnel from both human and veterinary diagnostic labs.
Do all teaching and communication through interpreter.
Requires MS + 5 years or BS + 8 years of professional experience in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, chemical/biological sciences or other related areas within a BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory environment.
Must be a Registered or Certified Biological Safety Professional with thorough knowledge of international BS&S laboratory standards, requirements, and guidelines; demonstrated knowledge of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) and WHO Laboratory Biosafety guidelines.
Sufficiently medically fit to work in the BSL-2/3 laboratory and to perform assigned duties
Laboratory experience with infectious materials.
Laboratory experience in BSL-2 lab and preferably in BSL-3 lab.
Must possess a valid U.S. passport and be willing to travel as required CONUS & OCONUS to locations in in Africa, Asia, and the Caucasus regions
Battelle's competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
"Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle."
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