Biological Safety Officer

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS
United States

Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Dept. of Justice

Job Description
Position Summary:

The Biological Safety Officer is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and maintaining a comprehensive biosafety program for the KUMC.

This position, like all KU Medical Center positions, is an integral part of a diverse community that encourages and provides opportunities for cultural engagement.

This position directly reports to the Director of the Environment, Health & Safety office.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at

KU Medical Center proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package through the state of Kansas, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit

How to Apply
Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number M0204725.

*Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.
Job Requirements
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related discipline.
In-depth knowledge of practices and procedures performed in BSL-1, 2, and 3 labs.
Knowledge of applicable regulations or guidelines pertaining to biological agents, recombinant DNA and biomedical research.
Must be able to wear an N-95 and/or a PAPR.
Knowledge of the operations and hazards of biological related laboratory equipment.
Must be comfortable working in a laboratory environment and discussing experimental protocols.
Must be able to successfully pass the Department of Justice security clearance and the University’s internal Suitability Assessment Program as required for registered Select Agent and Toxin facilities.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or related discipline.
Certification as a Biosafety Professional.
Experience working with BSL-3 labs.
Experience working in higher education or other complex organization.
Strong presentation and training skills.
View Count 173