Career Opportunities

Biosafety & Biosecurity (BS&S) Specialist

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam | Job Type: Proposal | Post Date: 04/14/2017
Job Description: 

URC seeks a Biosafety and Security (BS&S) subject matter expert with experience in BS&S training, disease surveillance, and knowledge of best practices. The BS&S Specialist will train officers, laboratorians, and university instructors in Vietnam. The Specialist will also provide Management and Leadership training to laboratory managers and leaders in the Department of Animal Health (DAH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH). This position will be responsible for developing a training management plan that includes a transition to a Training Development Program (also known as a Training of Trainers). This role is contingent upon contract award.

Job Responsibilities: 

The BS&S Specialist will work closely with the DAH to develop comprehensive, modern BS&S regulations specific to veterinary laboratories including: BS&S requirements for veterinary diagnostic laboratories; BS&S requirements for laboratories conducting animal experiments; BS&S certification requirements and plans for veterinary laboratories; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for proper hazardous waste handling and disposal; and, technical specifications for BS&S equipment and supplies to meet appropriate BS&S regulations.

The BS&S specialist will also outline feasible concepts for an electronic disease reporting tool for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The position will be charged with research on prior attempts to implement Animal Disease Reporting Systems in Vietnam and work closely with all stakeholders to produce a Gap Analysis Report documenting the findings

Job Requirements: 
  • University degree in biology, chemistry, animal health, or related science discipline; post-graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Vietnam related to biosafety & security, lab operations, and related training
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and excellent in time management
  • Fluent (written/verbal) in Vietnamese and English languages

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About University Research Company (URC):
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