Director Biological and Chemical Safety
502000 - Safety and Business Continuity
 Dallas, TX


Works under minimal supervision to lead comprehensive biological safety, chemical safety and environmental compliance programs for an Academic Medical Center including research and clinical use of sources operations.


  • Leads comprehensive biological safety, chemical safety and environmental compliance programs for an Academic Medical Center including research and clinical use of sources operations.
  • Plans and develops strategy to support the use of sources of hazardous materials and ensures Institutional Departments maintain compliance with applicable regulatory statues.
  • Identifies potential safety and health hazards and discrepancies with safety policies, regulatory agency standards and national guidelines and develops strategies or implements control measures to ensure a safe environment.
  • Directs and supervises the development and training of safety program staff.
  • Interact productively with personnel at all levels within UT Southwestern and with pertinent regulatory agencies when necessary and appropriate.
  • Stays abreast of environmental, health and safety regulations and practices and implements changes as needed.
  • Assists in preparing for and responding to emergencies including hazardous materials incidents. Participates in emergency drills including fire drills. Individual may be on call or emergency situations may require the individual to respond at times outside of set work schedule.
  • Assists Assist VP with administrative duties including but not limited to administrative support functions, PeopleSoft transactions, expenditures approvals and budgeting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in related field and six (6) years progressively responsible, related experience to include at least three (3) years in supervisory capacity.


  • Work requires understanding of research and clinical operations; understanding of lab safety regulations, recombinant DNA, infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and environment regulations.
  • Work requires ability to manage and direct staff.
  • Work requires ability to monitor and maintain budget
  • Work requires ability to ensure adherence to all policies and procedures of university
  • Work requires ability to work with confidential information on a daily basis.
  • Work requires ability to effectively interpret and apply organizational policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Work requires good interpersonal, organizational, supervisory, and analytical skills
  • Work requires demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and exercise decision- making and problem solving skills
  • Work requires ability to communicate clearly.
  • Work requires knowledge of personal computers
  • Work may require ability to lead committees as appropriate
  • Work may require telephone and personal contact with all levels of internal and external personnel and organizations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.