Job Location:
Main Campus

Job Summary

The Research & Radiation Safety Compliance Coordinator ensures that activities related to research and teaching meet regulatory and ethical standards; in compliance with Federal, state, and local, and University safety policies and regulations. Functions as the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Monitors and audits all teaching and research efforts to ensure that protocols meet regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Maintains records with data bases and logs which are necessary to assure the University’s compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Performs pre-approval inspections of research laboratories and provides consultations with principal investigators and laboratory personnel in regard to the use of radioactive materials, radiation producing devices, and lasers.
  • Performs sealed source leak tests, analyzes samples and reports results.
  • Participates in the performance of radiation monitoring in the field by using portable radiation detection instruments and in the laboratory by operating radiation measuring instruments.
  • Keeps informed of state and federal regulations and guidelines relating to radiation health and safety.
  • Coordinates with principal investigators and research laboratory personnel regarding items of non-compliance found during inspections and follows upon corrective actions.
  • Provides consultation services and acts as liaison to faculty, staff, students, and affiliate investigators and research staff on the application and implementation of the federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies.
  • Maintains official institutional records of the actions and decisions of the Institutional Safety Committee (ISC) and compliance committee (which includes but is not limited to: Biosafety committee, Radiation Safety committee, and the Dive Control Board).
  • Screens ISC exempt applications to assure completions and distributes for review.
  • Serves as liaison, or Chair as needed, to ISC and other related institutional support functions.
  • Prepares presentation materials and delivers educational programs on regulatory and ethical compliance in research. Maintains attendance records and updates/tracks training status in the program database.

Other Duties:

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Assists in the development and management of website resources.
  • Serves on institutional committees representing the interests of the department.
  • May assist in the development or revision of EH&S procedures.
  • Provides training and outreach presentations to faculty and staff

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • Completion of the 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER training or ability to obtain within three months of employment.
  • Four years of professional full-time experience in the specified field, with a minimum of 2 years in Radiation and Radiation Safety.
  • Experience conducting independent laboratory research protocols.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
  • Completion of recognized Environmental Health and Safety certification (e.g., CHP, CHMM, RBP) within two years.
  • Four years of professional full-time experience in managing research compliance and working with research compliance committees (e.g., Institutional Review Board-IRB, Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee-IACUC, export controls, etc.).
  • Two years of professional full-time experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience working with research compliance committees, assessing compliance with organizational policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience work in a higher education setting, research organization, or federal agency.
  • Experience with Workday or Ellucian Banner enterprise application.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statues, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of administrative and regulatory operations of compliance committees.
  • Knowledge of Chemistry and Biological sciences and experimental protocols.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety principles in the use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and chemical labeling.
  • Knowledge of chemical waste management techniques and hazardous waste handling and storage procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to gather data, maintain records, and prepare reports and other written materials.
  • Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently.
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate meetings.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

Salary: $47,200 to negotiable.