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Apply now Department: 3670050040 Biosecurity Research Institute
Job no: 513825
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Health & Safety
Pay Grade: 07B

About This Role:

The BRI Biocontainment Laboratory Coordinator will coordinate biocontainment laboratory services for researchers at the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (KSU BRI), a biosafety level 3 and biosafety level 3Ag biocontainment research facility. This entails coordinating activities with research personnel, BRI Biosafety Officer, Biosafety Specialists, and Operations personnel, and the KSU Department of Environmental Health and Safety. This position will report issues with standard equipment or procedures to the Operations and Biosafety group for proper repair and corrective actions, and recommend changes that can improve the logistical support of the facility based on their knowledge of task and time management.

Why Join Us:

Our mission, “Leading through research and education to protect agriculture and the public from biological threats,” is epitomized by the multidisciplinary research and related training activities being conducted at the BRI on high-consequence pathogens that infect livestock, plants, and people, or can contaminate food products. We are one of fewer than six high containment facilities in the United States that can conduct research on livestock experimentally infected with a broad range of highly pathogenic organisms. The BRI is unique in its capacity to perform multidisciplinary research on multiple pathogens and host species within a single facility. As the designated facility at Kansas State University for work on organisms classified by the U.S Government as Select Agents (SAs), our highly specialized facilities and highly trained and approved personnel ensure constant accountability, safety and security.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and one to three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in biological or chemical sciences
  • 4 years research, teaching or diagnostics lab experience with emphasis in microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, public health or related field
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for biological materials
  • Dealing with relevant federal, state, and local regulatory agencies (DHS, DHHS, DOD, OSHA, USDA)

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver's license (upon employment)
  • Ability to receive a favorable background check from US Gov't Level III Biocontainment experience
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$41,636 - $57,242 ($20.02 - $27.52 Hourly) 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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