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Biosafety Coordinator I


Support the University Biosafety Officer and Biosafety Coordinator IIs and Biosafety Coordinator IIIs with daily tasks, implementation of the University Biosafety program and necessary duties as assigned

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assists the University Biosafety Officer in the implementation of the University-wide Biosafety program.  Primary among the duties will be project review and facility audits.
  • Reviews projects and/or registration documents including those for the use of recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids, infectious agents and acute biological toxins.
  • Conduct inspections of BSL2 laboratories and labs where non-exempt experiments involving recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids are conducted. Compliance with UF, State, and Federal regulations / guidelines and proficiency with safe procedures are evaluated during inspections, including inspection of animal facilities, greenhouses, and off-site research facilities like IFAS Research & Education Centers.
  • Provide and/or assist in the development of training programs or materials on such topics as Bloodborne Pathogens, shipping and transport, biosafety, and the use of autoclaves.
  • Assist the UF biological research community by providing written/spoken advice regarding issues such as regulatory compliance, technical issues, development and use of SOPs, and risk assessments.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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