Engineer, High Containment Lab - Campus Services

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus Services
FM Engineering Services
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Responsible for evaluation of engineering control systems, coordinating with University entities to assure laboratories are properly maintained, participating in laboratory design review, construction oversight, and commissioning assistance.



  • Reporting to the Director of Engineering Services, this position is responsible for engineering oversight of high containment laboratory systems (Biosafety Safety Level 3 and Animal Biosafety Level 3) as well as engineering and controls for Biosafety Level 2 laboratories. 
  • Develops a consistent management routine to review the BAS controls graphics and fault detection programs to look for potential disruption in functions.
  • Reviews and advises FM team related to Preventative Maintenance tasks for each lab.
  • Reviews completed PMs for adequacy and timeliness. Tracks repairs of equipment and systems.
  • Coordinates FM activities related to the annual maintenance shutdown for high containment labs. Maintains detailed and accurate project records including testing protocols, trend data, and reports.
  • Works to support rational and beneficial energy conservation in lab HVAC operations.
  • Collaborates with members of the Emory community including Environmental Health and Safety, School of Medicine, Emory College and Facilities Management staff.
  • Provides technical assistance to Yerkes National Primate Center and Emory University Hospital related to labs and ventilation strategies as requested.
  • Serves on relevant University research related committees including Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in engineering or lab related science degree from an ABET accredited program and ten years of related work experience.
  • General knowledge of building codes and state and federal regulations.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory design and Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment where necessary.
  • A Professional Engineer license in the State of Georgia is preferred.
  • Prefer active membership of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) organization, both Georgia Chapter and National organization.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.



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