Position InformationPosition Title Safety/Biosafety Officer
Requisition # S01141P FLSA Exempt Location IIT-Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Bedford Park, IL Department Institute of Food Safety and Health GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a consortium among IIT, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), and the food industry. The Moffett Campus houses IIT scientists, faculty and staff and FDA scientists of CFSAN's Division of Food Processing Science and Technology physically co-located in the building. IFSH is a unique and one-of-a-kind institute in the nation where FDA, academia and the industry join forces and conduct research in a neutral ground to address major national food safety and nutrition issues. This includes BSL 2 & 3 laboratories, GMP certified space and pilot plant capabilities. The position of Safety/Biosafety Officer will lead the safety and biosafety programs at the Institute for Food Safety and Health.
Strong written, electronic, and verbal communication skills with FDA and IFSH/IIT stakeholders, internally and externally.
Provides customer service in support of staff and scientists at IIT and FDA.
Special Schedule Requirements EEOC Statement
Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree (preferred) or higher in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering or related field with 5 or more years of safety management with a preference towards BSL3 level experience, or equivalent credentials.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires exceptional project management skills; ability to work autonomous as well as with others; leadership skills; ability to handle confidential and sensitive information; organizational skills and multi-tasking. Advanced computer skills including MS Office, SharePoint, Zoom, Acrobat and/or Canvas etc. Willing to learn other software as needed.
SUPERVISION & BUDGET AUTHORITY
This is an individual contributor role that works independently with minimal guidance while working closely with other IIT IFSH scientists, and daily interactions with FDA scientists.
Physical Environment and Requirements
Certifications and Licenses
List any certifications or licenses that are either required or helpful in performing the job, designating whether required or preferred.
Preferred EPA Hazardous Waste Training (RCRA); DOT and IATA training and certification for Dangerous Goods shipping; and CPR/AED training
Percentage Of Time 60 Key Responsibility
Manage and support the Select Agent program. Includes serving as point of contact for CDC inspection and annual FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Discussion, implementing IFSH Respiratory Protection Plan in relation to select agent work (fit testing/health testing for BSL3/4 suits), implementing Select Agent annual training, and executing and documenting drills to comply with CDC FSAP guidelines.
Percentage Of Time 15 Key Responsibility
Manage BSL3 lab and bio-containment pilot plant certifications. Work closely with external contractors and IFSH facilities team to manage and implement preventive maintenance, improvements, and general functionality of 91E with the ultimate goal of maintaining BSL3 certification and compliance with the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) guidelines for Select Agent work. Hands on work may be required depending on the task (i.e., ensuring Effluent Decontamination System (EDS) functionality and performance).
Percentage Of Time 15 Key Responsibility
Provide IFSH investigators with laboratory support as needed.
Percentage Of Time 10
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM, Other Hours Vary
Position Category Full Time Posting Date 01/04/2023 Closing Date Posted Until Filled No Quicklink for Posting https: // iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/9405Supplemental Questions
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