Biological Aide Job Description Sample
Biological Science Aid
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Summary These positions are temporary
, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
These positions are located within a National Forest. The position performs simple technical tasks while acquiring greater technical skills. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs.
Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.
The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown.
Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website for additional information on pay rates. The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities Receives training as a Biological Science Aid
, assisting higher grade employees in performing a variety of simple field and/or laboratory tests and procedures. Assists in carrying out routine tests and experiments. Takes simple measurements, records data, etc.
Travel Required Occasional travel
- Per work assignment
Supervisory status No
02 ### Who May Apply
This job is open to
… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 0404 Biological Science Technician
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:No Additional Requirement.
Qualifications You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position
. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-02: (3) Three months of general experience. General experience is defined as: Performed farm/ranch labor, such as feeding and tending livestock or general maintenance of farm/ranch facilities; Worked in a greenhouse, nursery or landscape business planting, moving, watering, and tending plants and performing other general labor tasks; Worked as an animal caretaker in a laboratory, zoo or pet store or similar organization; Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position, e.g. volunteer work, such as at a park, youth camp, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc.
OR High school graduation or equivalent.
OR A combination of education and experience listed above. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK:Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
- Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible
- Coverage is dependent upon unit location.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP or ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agencys definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPMs Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ * Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice.
If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
This position is not eligible for telework.
Availability of government housing and federal day care facilities will vary by location. Read more
How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
. You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category.
Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right. To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid;=ED13DA4D-EC72-405C-9F42-A81800D20C14 Read more
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance Other
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Required Documents The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete
. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.
If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards.
There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
If claiming veterans preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
Veterans preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veterans preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
If claiming 10-point veterans preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required.
Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/ * Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330. #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits A career with the U
.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave As a temporary employee you may be eligible for health benefits. To be eligible for health coverage as a temporary employee, you must be scheduled to work at least 130 hours per month (30 hours/week) and be expected to work at least 90 days or more.
If you meet these requirements, you will receive the government contribution towards the cost of the insurance and pay the same rate as permanent, full time employees. For the list of health plans available and the employee costs for the health plans please see: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/plan-information/ Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply Help
How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin
. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m.
Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this. To begin, click "Apply Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.
NOTE: You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g., all SF-50s) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.
Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats:
GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open. Please view Tips for Applicants– a guide to the Forest Service application process Read more
Agency contact information
HRM Contact Center
877-372-7248 option 2 ##### TDD 800-877-8339 ##### Fax 866-339-2695 ##### Email email@example.com
Address Forest Service Do not mail applications see instructions on How to Apply tab Albuquerque
, NM, United States Learn more about this agency
Next steps Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official
. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Loginto check your application status.
We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications. Read more
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race
, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate
. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job.
Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more
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Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483837500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. Open & closing dates: 11/14/2017 to 11/20/2017 Salary: $11.48 to $11.48 per hour
Pay scale & grade:* GS 02 Work schedule: Multiple Schedules
Appointment type:* Temporary
Supervisor QC Biological Testing
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.
Responsible to supervise QC Biological Testing. This is a 2nd shift position 12pm-8:30pm. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise analysts in a cell-culture lab for drug potency analyses by in-vitro cell-based bioassay and ELISA-based binding assay.
Conduct work assignment, monitors progress and problem solving.
Review test results and write technical reports, review investigation of invalid or atypical test results.
Support the assay optimization and validation.
Attend meetings to keep informed of manufacturing and clinical development needs and priorities, and provide analytical information and expertise.
Ensure lab personnel receive proper and prompt training.
Ensure that lab safety standards are maintained.
Ensure lab compliance with applicable cGMP regulations and SOPs, and support regulatory audits.
Perform personnel management functions including time sheet submissions, personnel development, and performance evaluations. Knowledge and
Supervision, project management and leadership skills.
Strong analytical and writing skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Hands on experience with cell culture, bioassay and/or ELISA methods. * GMP background. Education and Experience:
Requires a BS in cell biology, biochemistry, or related field with 5 years of relevant experience. Biotech or pharmaceutical laboratory experience is preferred. This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business. To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid. Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Biological Sciences Research Associate I - Mellon College Of Science
Description The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience. The Department of Biological Sciences within the Mellon College of Science is seeking a Research Associate I to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Kuhlman. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of laboratory experiments in the field of neuroscience. Specifically, you will investigate the plasticity of cortical circuits. You will lead aspects of laboratory daily operations including ordering consumables, assisting in the maintenance of a mouse colony, managing undergraduate student research and/or aiding in graduate student projects that use programmable micro controllers such as Arduinos.
Your responsibilities will include: * Performing research experiments following experimental protocol and procedures
Researching and documenting information by compiling and maintaining accurate and detailed records
Identifying problems and obstacles to progress; developing strategies to solve problems
Programming software in support of job functions. Attending project meetings
Summarizing statistical information for analysis, examination or presentation; writing technical reports. Building and validating quantitative models
Using a variety of software packages to input, manipulate, collect and record results or observations
Performing other related duties as assigned
Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in a biological field required
Experience and interest in lab management and surgical procedures preferred * 1-3 years of data collection, data analysis, research lab and research methodology experience required
Strong oral and written communications skills required
Strong problem solving and reasoning skills required
Information: Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html. A listing of employee benefits is available at http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Job Function: Research
Primary Location:* United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Organization:* BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Req ID:* 2007237 Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/mcs/ Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level:* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Salary:* $12.93 - $24.64
About the opportunity SWCA Environmental Consultants has an exciting opportunity for a Biological position within our Natural Resources program. This is a temporary, hourly position, located in the South Texas area. This position will focus on conducting various biological monitoring activities, including bird surveys, vegetation surveys, wetland surveys, and other biological activities as directed by the Project Manager. What you will accomplish
Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with agreed upon procedures to avoid adverse impacts the sensitive species
Use topographic maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and tools to determine exact locations of project areas, habitat types, and associated landforms
Photograph and record appropriate habitat, species, and landforms
Operate SWCA vehicles, assure they will perform safely, and notify appropriate person if vehicle needs maintenance. Ability to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads
Work both independently and as a member of a team
Take initiative, resolve problems, and communicate with team members to assure tasks are completed in the most effective manner Experience and qualifications for success
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, or a related field required
General knowledge of the fauna and flora of South Texas
Familiarity with ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Valid driver's license and good driving record required
Ability to conduct field work in inclement weather and/or rugged terrain, for long hours and ability to lift and carry 30 lbs
Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques and to make independent decisions when appropriate to the situation or make adjustments as a member of a team in order to complete tasks in the most efficient and accurate manner SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among
Engineering News-Record’sTop 200 Environmental Firms. If you are seeking an opportunity to work on interesting projects in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you! In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment background screening services. SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Connect With Us! Not ready to apply?for general consideration. Requisition Number2017-10019 # of Openings1 ProgramNatural Resources/Biology/Ecology Hire TypeTemporary Hourly/SalaryHourly
Biological Chemistry - Post-Doctoral Associate
Posting Summary The Khare Laboratory at the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a recent PhD graduate in biological chemistry, biomolecular engineering, molecular biophysics or related fields. Position is available for an immediate start. Experience and expertise in molecular cloning techniques and protein expression/purification from bacteria/yeast, measuring enzyme kinetics, and other biophysical techniques is required. Familiarity with directed evolution and/or molecular modeling and protein design will be beneficial. Applicants must hold a PhD in biological chemistry, biomolecular engineering, molecular biophysics or related fields, and a strong publication track record. ## Minimum Education and Experience Applicants must hold a PhD in biological chemistry, biomolecular engineering, molecular biophysics or related fields, and a strong publication track record. Experience and expertise in molecular cloning techniques and protein expression/purification from bacteria/yeast, measuring enzyme kinetics, and other biophysical techniques is required. Familiarity with directed evolution and/or molecular modeling and protein design will be beneficial. ## Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Strong written and oral communication skills in English, as well as the ability to work independently and prepare scientific manuscripts is required. Recruitment/Posting Title: Biological Chemistry - Post-Doctoral Associate
Salary:* Commensurate With Experience
Posting Number:* 17FA1399 Posting Open Date: 10/31/2017 Posting Close Date: 12/31/2017 Quick Link to Posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/54474 Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus:* Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Senior Principal Industrial Biological Water/Wastewater Technologist
Help our clients provide and sustain clean water resources around the world and have a hand in transforming tomorrow. CH2M is ranked #1 for Wastewater Treatment out of the top 500 design firms for 2017. Are you interested in developing innovative solutions for a variety of water/wastewater treatment projects? If so, we're looking for you. As a leader for water services teams you will assist the team in developing water and wastewater processes to meet client needs and ensure that design perspectives are considered in technology selection and finalizing engineering packages. Specifically, you will support varied biological treatment processes for wastewater treatment, with a focus on the Oil and Gas Downstream and Chemical industries, developing differentiating approaches for client proposals and lead teams in delivering innovative and new technology applications to meet client needs. Our Senior Principal Water Technologists:
Effectively work with clients to develop water/wastewater characterization and basis of design, alternative evaluation, treatability testing, process definition, conceptual design through to construction and operation for raw water treatment.
Assist the development team in ensuring water/wastewater process design perspectives are considered in technology selection as well as lead water and wastewater process design teams in finalizing engineering packages.
Provide high quality technical expertise in water / wastewater management and biological treatment.
Work with applicable water and wastewater regulations and compliance strategies that maximize operating flexibility and reduce total project costs.
Ensure effective and efficient communication and collaboration with all disciplines involved in managing projects.
Help develop and ensure the ongoing success of a high performance team through mentorship and development.
Develop internal relationships at CH2M to support the overall growth and success of the firm's operations and to contribute to cross-business unit activities.
Understanding of business principles of consulting and design projects and related project delivery tools and metrics. The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Environmental, Civil Engineering or related engineering and science discipline.
Licensed Professional Engineer + 25+ years of experience (including being the subject matter expert) for applicable industrial water and wastewater treatment projects.
20+ years experience writing and communicating complex technical reports, proposals, and presentations.
Strong team facilitation and client relationship building skills with proven capability to lead teams, mentor staff and teach developing engineers.
Understanding of business principles for selling and delivering consulting and design projects and related project delivery tools and metrics.
Proven experience leading technical project teams and working with project managers to deliver successful projects to our clients.
Ability to travel across North America and worldwide. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
Masters or PhD in Chemical, Environmental, or Civil Engineering.
Well-published and is a recognized subject matter expert for biological wastewater treatment projects. At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work. Developing People through Challenging Projects CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer. *Preference will be given to current residents of the United States. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.
Biological Safety Officer
Biological Safety Officer
Job Code Title
31808 Job Requisition Number
089858 Department 0911- RES Environ Hlth & Safety Off
Location Medical Center
Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular
If temporary, indicate duration
Hours Per Week
35 Job Family Environmental Health / Radiation Safety
Salary Grade Officer 104
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Advertised Summary Job Description Reporting to the Senior Biological Safety Officer, the Biological Safety Officer (BSO) will promote and support the comprehensive biological safety program at all five Columbia University campuses. Candidate must demonstrate in depth knowledge of biological safety regulations and professional guidelines and keep abreast of regulatory changes through networking, seminars, continuing education and the proactive investigation of scientific literature. Successful candidate must cooperatively integrate activities with other EH&S programs and creatively interacts with multidisciplinary staff to address current and evolving health and safety issues.
Minimum Qualifications for Grade
meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or closely associated scientific field with at least three years of bench experience in a biomedical research or clinical testing lab, or in providing oversight to such activities. Master's degree is acceptable in place of experience. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications
meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Must have effective knowledge of NIH recombinant DNA guidelines, the Select Agent Rule, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the CDC's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) as well as other relevant professional standards such as ANSI Z9.14, NIH Design Requirements Manual (DRM) and ISAC sell sorter biosafety standards. Must be able to work independently from direct supervision but report effectively to management.
Must be persistent and goal-driven, but courteous and diplomatic, with an ability to employ "emotional intelligence". Must be able to effectively work with diverse stakeholders and demonstrate creative, solution-oriented approaches. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to exercise sound judgment are required. Computer proficiency, including spreadsheets, and respirator fit testing required. Must be able to pass an FBI Security Risk Assessment screening for participation in the Select Agent Program.
Essential Functions Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ? Monitor day to day Biological Safety operations in collaboration with other EH&S programs including Research Safety, Occupational Safety and Hazardous Materials Management. ? Collaborate with University stakeholders including Researchers/Investigators, Facilities Management and Public Safety. ? Maintain a strong presence in the field by conducting laboratory surveys, diligently ensuring that required remedial actions are taken, and facilitating such changes in laboratory settings and activities, as necessary. Conduct field-based outreach and education to promote best practices for non-regulated activities such as biological materials inventory, effective tissue culture practices and hand hygiene. ? Maintain the biological safety cabinet (BSC) certification program by performing annual BSC certification checks on full inventory of ~500 BSCs on all campuses and maintaining the associated database. ? Oversee disposal of Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) and work with vendors and Facilities Operations to develop compliant and cost effective disposal methods for RMW. Investigate issues pertaining to Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) by responding to reports of improper handling or management of RMW, and promote a program to reduce RMW volumes through effective waste segregation and recycling of non-RMW. ? Coordinate Quality Assurance (QA/QC) testing program for Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) facilities. ? Directly manage safety and compliance activities for the University's Select Agents program/BSL-3 and ABSL-3 facilities and function as the Alternate Responsible Official for the Select Agents Rule. ? Develop and maintain written program policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), newsletters and training materials for biological safety programs, including Bloodborne Pathogen Program, Human Gene Transfer, biological materials shipping, and Regulated Medical Waste tracking. ? Perform risk assessments through review of in vivo and in vitro proposals to identify procedures and controls to ensure safe conduct of such activities not only in terms of biological safety but also in relation to other University policies, regulatory obligations and best practices. ? Develop and provide training on all matters related to biological safety to different and diverse audiences. ? Provide biological material shipping/importation consultations with faculty, laboratory personnel, clinicians and others on technical and regulatory matters by providing field-based consults on packaging, labeling and documentation, and ensuring compliance by surveying FedEx drop-boxes for improper package preparation or drop-off. ? Represent EH&S on the Institutional Biosafety Committee and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and participate in areas where EH&S programs overlap with those related to animal research. ? Respond to emergency situations involving infectious materials and other hazards. Assist in investigations of indoor air quality, mold and other workplace biological safety concerns. ? Investigate accidents and implement corrective action plans. Maintain an accident/incident database. ? Consult on the design of new and renovated laboratories. ? Coordinate compliance activities for the use of Controlled Substances in research. ? Perform other duties as assigned. Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)
This position works with: Bloodborne pathogens Chemicals Formaldehyde/Xylene Radioactive materials Laboratory animals Infectious agents/lasers Respiratory protection
HIPAA Compliance training required Yes
Participation in Medical Surveillance required Yes What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?
Requisition Open Date 09-29-2017
Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled
Quick Link jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=165041
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Local Hiring Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Senior Biological Scientist - Irvine
Senior Biological Scientist - Irvine Location: Irvine, California, United States Requisition #: 44188 Post Date: Senior/Principal Scientist (Biologist)
Prepare biological studies and conducts biological surveys
for transportation projects
in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (
CEQA ) and
National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA) . The candidate must be familiar with State and federal environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures related to biological resources. The position requires experience in conducting biological surveys for threatened and endangered listed species, wetland delineations and preparation of regulatory permits at the state and federal level. The candidate must also have experience in biological monitoring and construction biological compliance. The candidate must be open to travel to other Parsons offices and other project locations for short-term job assignments. The most qualified individual will have strong analytical, verbal, and written skills. The individual must have 5 to 10 years of related biological experience and must be able to work independently. In addition to strong technical report writing background, the candidate must be flexible in completing field and office assignments. The individuals must be able to work in a team or individual setting, be able to take initiative, and use problem solving skills when provided a challenge.
RESPONSIBILITIES: May perform any or all of the following types of assignments in the office or at a field site:
- Prepare biological studies in accordance with
CEQA and NEPA requirements for various animal and plants species +
Conduct Section 7 consultation with USFWS
Prepare regulatory permits in accordance with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, and Regional Water Quality Control Board
Coordinate with resource agencies on biological mitigation requirements
Conduct wetlands jurisdictional delineations
Conduct impact analyses for biological resources.
CNDBB species research
Biological monitoring during construction
Conduct species and plant surveys
Oversee and train junior staff on CEQA/NEPA and other planning/environmental requirements
Interface with clients and make public presentations to agency decision-making bodies
REQUIREMENTS: At a minimum, the candidate must possess a 4-year degree in biology, Environmental Sciences or related field and at least 5-10 years of related work experience. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
Experience in a private environmental consulting firm preferred
Experience working with and/or for Metro, Caltrans, FTA, FHWA and/or local or a regional transportation/transit agency preferred
Excellent verbal and written skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team
Excellent organization, schedule and budget management skills Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. All across the world, at every time of day, Parsons is keeping people moving toward a brighter, safer world. For more about Parsons, please visit.
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Laboratory Technician Viii - West Lafayette - Biological Sciences
Design and carry out research experiments in the area of developmental neuroscience and genetics. Perform experiments, interpret data, assemble clear presentations and plan the next steps.
Supervise undergraduate students and outline experimental strategies for their projects as well.Required: Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field
One year of laboratory research experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred:Experience working with molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation and bacterial transformation, and PCR based techniques
Strong knowledge of molecular biology techniques, genetics, microscopy, and data recording
Additional Information: Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this positionA background check is required for employment in this positionFLSA:
Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)Retirement Eligibility: PERF/Non-exempt Defined Contribution PlanPurdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to applyVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
OPS Biological Scientist I - FWC - 77907055
OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC - 77907055 Date:Nov 16, 2017 Location:SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, US, 33701 Apply now » The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on ourE-Verify website.
Requisition No: 24364 Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Title: OPS BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST I - FWC - 77907055 Position Number: 77907055 Salary: $12-15/hr Depending on Experience Posting Closing Date: 11/26/2017 Position is funded by a multi-year grant (5 years) that requires annual renewals and ends 12/31/18.
Job Description Conduct all aspects of the Fisheries-Independent Monitoring (FIM) program with emphasis on directing and executing statistically valid research experiments and surveys in marine waters to evaluate relative stock abundance and condition of fish populations. Coordinate and conduct fisheries-independent sampling efforts following strict protocol; entering, proofing, and correcting associated data; maintaining and repairing needed field equipment. Complete fish and invertebrate identifications following strict QA/QC protocols using a microscope and/or video cameras.
Conduct laboratory experiments following strict QA/QC protocols. Run side scan sonar equipment to characterize bottom habitat composition and complexity, including high relief, natural hard bottom and artificial reefs. Process and manage collected data following defined procedures.
Perform routine summaries of data generated from above studies and assist in preparing technical and scientific reports, oral presentations, and/or manuscripts based on fisheries independent monitoring results/analysis. Perform and participate in public outreach efforts, as appropriate. Perform other related work as required.
This position requires extensive offshore field work with numerous days at sea every month and the ability to move heavy and cumbersome gear around the decks of 36-100 foot offshore research vessels. Minimum Requirements A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences. A valid driver’s license.
Preferred Experience Applicants with the following experience may be given preference: Offshore fisheries experience. Experience identifying fish from underwater video or still cameras.
Experience mapping bottom habitats using side scan sonar. Experience working in a laboratory setting. Knowledge, Skill(s), and Abilities Knowledge of Florida juvenile and adult fish and invertebrate identification using dichotomous keys; of methods and gear used for collection of fisheries samples; of personal computers; of database software; of electronics and technology; of bottom habitats along the west Florida shelf; Ability to perform strenuous field duties in adverse conditions (e.g. inclement weather, rough water, boat engine exhaust, shoreline wading); Ability to follow strict laboratory protocols and maintain good laboratory practices; to safely operate and trailer vessels less than 26’ in length; to participate in frequent multi-day research cruises (up to 12 consecutive days); to collect and summarize fisheries data; to prepare technical reports and communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to work both independently and on a team; work hours in excess of 40 per week; maintain a valid driver's license; and complete a boater safety course.
To Apply Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form. WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT?
Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee. WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory
Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
Deferred Compensation - voluntary
Employee Assistance Program – voluntary WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?
Any form of paid leave
Participation in the Florida Retirement System
Reinstatement rights or retention rights The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. Nearest Major Market:Tampa
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