(Senior) BioSafety Officer

Location Utrecht
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Garreth Koslowski

Contact email: g.koslowski@panda-int.com
Job ref: 19788
Published: 2 months ago

For one of our Biopharmaceutical clients we are urgently searching for a Senior BioSafety Officer to take on a permanent contract.

The EHS department focuses on the proper and safe regulation of safety, environment and health in the workplace. Programs are implemented to prevent and control illness, injury and/or environmental impacts. In order to check and manage this, EHS sets up various systems, risk assessments are performed and colleagues conduct safety and inspection rounds at the workplaces. The BioSafety Officer we are looking for is part of the EHS team.

You improve the safety culture and are responsible for risk management related to BioSafety/Security matters.



  • Drafting, implementing and continuous improvement of policies, standards, guidelines and action plans with regard to BioSafety and Security;
  • Improving and developing the safety culture, including by giving feedback, unsolicited and solicited advice, drawing up an action plan;
  • Carrying out and facilitating risk analyses;
  • Integrating risk management and systems in the management system;
  • Reporting and handling incidents, accidents and calamities;
  • Guiding (of the project leader in) applying for, changing and terminating permits;
  • Advising and supporting with current (GMO) permits and permit applications;
  • Advising management and employees on safety, health and the environment, taking into account costs and effectiveness;
  • Advising responsible management and responsible employees in the event of incidents, accidents and calamities;
  • Developing and providing training;
  • Developing and conducting audits, external/supplier assessments and supervising external audits;
  • Developing internal and external communication processes in the field of BioSafety/Security;
  • Supervising construction and renovation projects with regard to Bio Safety/Security aspectsAssessing design, construction and production processes with regard to Bio Safety/Security aspects.
  • During one week every 8 weeks you have a consignment service and you are on call to act in emergency situations.

In this position you report to the Director Environment, Health & (bio) Safety.

Your profile:


  • A completed technical HBO+ or WO education supplemented with training in the field of biological safety.
  • HVK certificate.
  • Approximately five years of experience in the biological, chemical or pharmaceutical industry;
  • Appointment as biological safety officer by the GMO bureau.
  • Technical expertise in the field of general (laboratory) safety, microbiology, sterilization and destruction techniques, validation, (transport ADR/IATA), disinfection VMT, waste management, chemical safety, etc.
  • Experience with containment levels & containment including animal pathogens and GMP.
  • Knowledge of and experience with assessing biosafety/security aspects of design, construction and business processes;
  • Expertise in risk management;
  • Experience in conducting audits and inspections;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training;
  • Excellent technical, leadership and communication skills;
  • Good command of both the Dutch and English language in word and writing.

You also work independently, but you are also someone who can work well together. You show initiative and switch easily with the different layers in the organization. You know how to get people on board and convince them. You are also able to set priorities and you are result-oriented, reliable and risk-aware.


Location: Utrecht
Start date: ASAP
Contract Type: Temp-to Perm (12 month trial)

Interested? Send your CV to Garreth at g.koslowski@panda-int.com or call +31627133759