Manager, Biosafety under its Biosafety Office

icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st March, 2015

Job Description

Job Profile

  • Biosafety Management: Regular visiting of various laboratories and repository of biological materials and assess adherence to icddr,b biosafety and biosecurity guidelines; record non-compliance; provide positive feedback; seek clarifications from Lab Heads/Coordinators to understand issues related to compliance to biosafety guidelines; discuss major non-compliances with the Lab Heads/coordinators and Head, Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory, and determine and implement correctives actions for maintaining compliance to the guidelines.
  • Waste Treatment Facility Management: Monitor waste collection, temporary storage and disposal processes for various laboratories; collaborate with biomedical engineering team to conduct autoclave validation programme; identify problems and discuss those with respective laboratory heads, and devise corrective action; inform Head, Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory issues for maintaining compliance with waste treatment guidelines
  • Risk Management: Evaluate new projects to understand risks of biohazards associated with research activities and recommend solutions as a member of the risk assessment team; request and support students and new staff in filling up the 'Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents Risk Assessment' form; verify forms for correctness and file them for future use to reduce icddr,b's exposure to biohazardous risks.
  • Training: Identify biosafety and biosecurity training needs for laboratory and other staff; prepare training modules under the guidance of Head, Biosafety and BSL3 Laboratory; develop training schedule and session plans working and in discussion with Head, Biosafety / BSL3 Laboratory; conduct trainings as a faculty; seek feedback from participants to improve their awareness on Biosafety & Biosecurity guidelines in icddr,b and promoting compliance to them.
  • Audit: Conduct biosafety audit of the laboratories as a part of Biosafety Audit team; coordinate with process owners to complete the audit forms; prepare audit reports in collaboration with other team members; brainstorm corrective action plans with the team and submit the audit report to the Laboratory Management; seek review and make appropriate changes to the report to assess non-compliance issue regarding biosafety and biosecurity guidelines.

Education and Relevant Experience :

  • Minimum qualification MSc in the field of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Biotechnology/Microbiology, applicants with doctoral degree in relevant field would have an advantage;
  • 5 years’ of first-hand experience in laboratory operations and research, and working knowledge in biosafety biosecurity;

Functional Competencies: Knowledge of

  • Infectious Agents;
  • Laboratory operations
  • Microbiological & Biomedical Research;
  • Quality Assurance Standards;
  • Hospital Waste Management;
  • Recombinant DNA technology;
  • Biohazards, Biosecurity and Biosafety Requirements;
  • Budgeting and Tracking Mechanisms;

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Must have Organizational and Financial Awareness;
  • Able to Execute for Results;
  • Should have Innovative thinking skill;
  • Can Communicate Collaboratively;
  • Able to Building Effective Teams;

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