Lead Biological Safety Specialist

Basic Overview
Salary: £64750 – £73300/annum
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 64750.00
Maximum Salary: 73300.00
Job Location: London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Lead Biological Safety Specialist to join one of the world’s leading research Institutes at a crucial time in its evolution, and play a definitive role in shaping it for the future. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary from £64,750- £73,300 per annum, subject to skills & experience plus great benefits!

The Lead Biological Safety Specialist role: 

The Lead Biological Safety Specialist is a specialist adviser on matters relating to safe handling of biological materials.

This role will manage the operation of the Containment 2, 3 and 4 facilities and advise and oversee Crick compliance in relation to biological risks. It will also provide support to the Director of SHS and other areas of the SHS team’s remit.

This is a post within the Safety, Health and Sustainability (SHS) team at the Crick Institute. 

Responsibilities of our Lead Biological Safety Specialist will include:

Operational management of Containment level 3 & 4

Oversight of primary and secondary Containment level 2 areas

Supervise the safe fumigation of Containment equipment and facilities

Liaison with Regulators, participation in Regulatory intervention visits and managing the implementation of subsequent follow up actions.

Act as licence holder for work under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO).

Line managing the Biological Safety Manager and Biological/ Radiation Technician.

Developing, writing, reviewing and updating Policy, Code of Practice and Standard Operating Procedure /guidance documents.

Design and Deliver Safety inductions (staff/contractors and other visitors).

Active promotion of a positive health and safety culture within the Crick. 

Providing specific biological training (to in house staff/FM staff and visiting workers).

Skills and experience we are looking for in our Lead Biological Safety Specialist:

Degree in a life science or related discipline (or equivalent)

NEBOSH certificate

Considerable relevant occupational and practical experience, ideally in the application or management of biological safety, within a biological sciences research environment.

Technical understanding of general Health and Safety requirements for working with biological agents, including containment levels and application of controls.

Excellent communication skills to be able to deliver specialist information.

Experience of reviewing of biological risk assessments

Practical experience in the design/refurbishment of containment level 3 laboratories, including compliance to SAPO and ATCSA containment requirements.

Familiarity with using and assisting with developing, computer-based record keeping systems

Willingness to work outside their specialisation.

Closing date: 22nd November 2022, 23.59

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Lead Biological Safety Specialist???????, please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you!

All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening (including enhanced DBS check) and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom