Associate Director of Research Integrity and Lab Safety Officer
Ball State University
June 28, 2018
Higher Education Institution
Welcome to Ball State University! BSU is searching for a new Associate Director and Lab Safety Officer to join our team. The Office of Research Integrity oversees many regulatory areas involved in research, including the IRB, IACUC and lab safety (in partnership with BSU’s Environmental Health and Safety Office). We work hand-in-hand with our faculty and students on creating the most ethical and safe research environment possible. The newly revised Associate Director position will work with our research community on developing new educational and safety programs, “culture of safety” enhancements, and act as a mentoring resource for our researchers. If a rewarding opportunity like this appeals to you, then please consider joining our team.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. At least two years of laboratory, clinical and/or academic research experience; knowledge of principles and practices of biosafety, laboratory safety, industrial hygiene and/or occupational health and safety programs; knowledge of federal regulations governing regulated research including human subjects research, animal based research, use of select agents, recombinant DNA, infectious agents and other regulated areas. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Engineering or related field; Master’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Engineering or related field strongly preferred. Relevant experience in research compliance, in experimental or clinical research, or in animal facility management; experience in review of research protocols; Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) or Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) or be able to sit for qualification exam within 3 years; 1-2 years of experience with industrial hygiene and/or occupational health and safety programs; experience with IRB operations and human subject protection programs; at least 1-3 years of experience working with research review committees, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people in a diverse community; able to operate independently and as part of team; skills in problem-solving; policy and procedure development; ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Mr. Chris Mangelli and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 25, 2018. Although the option to upload copies of transcripts is available in the application, an official, original transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.
Internal Number: 100290
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.