Research Specialist Senior, BSL 3
Arizona State University
KE Core Facilities
The Biodesign Institute/Knowledge Enterprise is looking for a
Research Specialist, Senior to provide operational
support for ASU’s Core BSL3 research within the KE/Biodesign
This individual supports the research programs of
Principal Investigators to ensure that all programmatic elements
are functioning in a safe and secure manner. The primary
responsibility of this individual will be to maintain supplies and
handle waste flow. The Core BSL3 Research Specialist, Senior will
work closely with and under the mentorship of the ABSL3/BSL3 High
Containment Facility Manager to ensure efficient facility
operation, and to the KE Core Facility Administrator for program
$41,976-$57,000 per year; DOE
Primary responsibilities include maintaining the Core BSL3
laboratory (routine disinfecting, bleach change-outs, restocking
supplies) and working with the Facility Manager to maintain safety
procedures within the laboratory.
This individual will:
- Oversee day-to-day laboratory operations: bleach change-outs,
ordering and restocking of supplies, waste disposal.
- Monitor the functioning of equipment and facilities. Report
issues to the Facility Manager and/or Environmental Health and
Safety, as appropriate.
- Assist laboratory users with general maintenance and cleaning
of the laboratory.
- Prepare (at BSL2) reagents, and sterile materials to be used in
the BSL3 laboratory.
- Communicate facility issues, laboratory user concerns and
requests, and instances of noncompliance to the Facility Manager
and/or Environmental Health and Safety, as appropriate.
- Participate in regular meetings with the Facility Manager to
discuss issues, evaluate, and as needed, recommend modifications to
current and proposed procedures, equipment, and physical areas to
optimize personnel safety, laboratory security, and the conduct of
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of
assignment AND four years related research experience; OR, Master's
degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two
years related research experience; OR, Any equivalent combination
of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge,
skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and techniques of the
- Demonstrated knowledge of modern research methods, data
collection and analysis and skill in their application.
- Experience in leading, coordinating and/or supervising the work
- Evidence of effective communication.
- Experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- The successful candidate must pass a background check and be
approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services under 42 CFR 73.8 and the Criminal Justice
Information Security Risk Assessment. Must be willing to undergo
and maintain a favorable background investigation and National
Select Agent Registration security risk assessment.
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
- Must be able to be certified to wear respiratory protection and
other necessary personal protective equipment. Must have
ability to respond to emergency situations involving potentially
- The successful candidate must receive required vaccinations to
support current research upon employment.
- Candidates must be able to physically work in rooms that
require specialized biocontainment protective gowning and
equipment. Must be able to climb ladders and easily move about
- A criminal background check will be conducted prior to
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culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its
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university all five years the category has existed.
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strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international
development. Our success arises from solutions-focused,
interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is
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transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/
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University is a single, unified institution comprising four
differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social,
cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the
boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU
serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona,
the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and
cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and
more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are
encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by law.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include
verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and
Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is
contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will
include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon
successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date
Please include all employment information in month/year format
(e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer
for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and
experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews,
unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 68778BR
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