Safety Officer
Job ID: R0042958 | General Compliance | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Safety officers are responsible for the supervision and development of biosafety staff, and may serve as Responsible Official or Alternate Responsible Official for Select Agents. They provide biosafety-related consultation and training to faculty, staff, and students as necessary to enhance safety awareness and compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Develop, implement, and direct a comprehensive safety program throughout all research lab and clinical areas.
  • Review and approve protocols involving the use of infectious agents.
  • Coordinate the acquisition of biological agents by the University and perform all required inspections.
  • Audit laboratories and work practices.
  • Develop and conduct educational programs for faculty, staff, and students to improve biological safety.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents involving biological agents and materials.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $59,072.00 - $94,515.20 Annually

  • Education: Master's in a related field.
  • Experience: None.
  • Licensure: Safety Professional certification or equivalent.



This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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