• Laboratory and Biosafety Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Job ID
    2017-1092
  • Overview

    Summary:

     

    Aveshka is seeking a Laboratory and Biosafety Specialist to help provide support to the operational administration, infrastructure and management preparedness activities of the OPHPR.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response (OPHPR) provides a variety of technical services in support of public health and emergency preparedness.  Their mission is to safeguard health and save lives by providing a flexible and robust platform for public health emergency response.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities:  

    • Possess expertise in all 57 agents and toxins that are regulated by the CDC Division of Select Agents and Toxins.
    • Maintain up to date knowledge in laboratory facilities, bio-hazard safety, containment.
    • Respond verbally or in writing in response to scientific and technical inquiries regarding laboratory safety and/or the handling of any of the regulated agents and toxins and of the process and steps of obtaining or maintaining an entity’s Select Agents registration.
    • Provide scientific or expert briefings to individuals, organizations, or communities regarding the regulated select agents and toxins.
    • Conduct in-depth inspections of registered regulated laboratories to ensure that entities are following appropriate safety and security measures and complying with all the requirements of the Select Agent Regulations.
    • Identify and recommend appropriate security and safety measures to deter the theft, loss, or release of select agents from these regulated registered laboratories.
    • Document and maintain inspection records, identified deficiencies, recommendations, timeframe to respond and address deficiencies, and follow up action as required.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, Advanced degree preferred
    • 5+ years of work experience related to the job description

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Familiarity working in remote office and/or multiple customer locations
    • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Visio, and Adobe Acrobat
    • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capabilities
    • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client servicer and response.
    • Ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

     

      

    About Aveshka:

    Aveshka is a professional services firm focused on addressing our nation’s most complex threats and challenges. As a small business we’re committed to supporting our clients’ missions with services delivered by our diverse and experienced staff. With expertise in cybersecurity, emergency preparedness, and public health, our experience base spans federal, state, and local governments, as well as private sector entities.

     

    Aveshka encourages collaborative communication and ongoing learning.  Some of our benefits include:

     

    • Extensive training programs
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Education reimbursement
    • Technology benefits
    • Commuter benefits
    • Generous paid time off and much more!

     

    Aveshka is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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