Director of BioSafety

UTMB Health | Galveston, Texas 77555

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: August 24, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33220


University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in beautiful Galveston, Texas is searching for a passionate Director of Biosafety to join their organization!


The Position 

  • The Director of Biosafety will work with various departments and committees daily, ensuring the Institute-wide department remains in compliance with regulations.
  • Reporting to the AVP for Research Regulations & Compliance, this leader will oversee a team of eight.
  • This leader will plan, direct, and manage the biosafety programs of UTMB under the direction of senior management. They will also review and incorporates health and safety standards as promulgated by all regulating agencies.
  • By partnering with different lab directors and leaders, this Director will be tasked with expanding market presence. 
  • Ideal candidates will be proven leaders, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and possess the ability to solve problems. 


  • Master’s Degree in chemistry, microbiology, or related field required. Doctorate highly preferred.
  • Must possess a minimum of five years related experience including three years’ experience in management.
  • Experience working in a biocontainment facility (BSL3 or higher); and must be familiar with applicable guidelines for all laboratory and animal containment levels (A/BSL1-A/BSL4).
  • Experience specifically implementing select agent regulations (42 CFR Part 73, 9 CFR Part 121, 7 CFR Part 331).
  • Experience specifically implementing NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.

The Community

  • Galveston, Texas, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is home to many attractions and landmarks including the 242-acre Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Galveston Island Historic Pier and much more!
  • Residents enjoy a lower-than-average cost of living and great year-round temperatures.
  • Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, mixed with tight-knit, small town friendliness.
  • The city is only 50 miles south of Houston.

The Organization

  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) is one of the leading research-intensive academic health centers in the nation.
  • Along with a uniquely important role in Texas history as the state’s first medical school, it is investing in continued movement toward becoming one of the very best, nationally recognized for the quality and reach of its clinical care and its research.
  • The UTMB of today is a four-campus, $2.5 billion modern health care system with over 3,400 students and over 970 faculty in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
  • UTMB has a $3.3 billion annual statewide economic impact, in terms of business volume, personal income and durable goods purchases. More than 46,000 jobs in Texas are directly or indirectly attributed to UTMB.




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