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Senior Laboratory & Biological Health & Safety Officer
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA
Position: Full Time

Job Description
Auto req ID: 26715BR

School/Unit: University Operations Services

Department: EHSEM

Sub-Unit: ------------

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities:

Bachelors Degree in safety, industrial hygiene, lab safety, microbiology, molecular biology, biology or other related discipline is required. 3-5 years relevant experience in laboratory and biological safety. Working knowledge of academic research laboratory processes, equipment and facilities, and ability to communicate complex technical issues to diverse clients. Must have collaborative customer service attitude and skills, exceptional written and oral communication. Must have ability to work independently and as a team member. Eligible to work in the US.

Must take initiative, be organized, able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadline requirements, work independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent time management and organizational abilities. Candidate is required to participate in 24-hour emergency response activities.

Additional Qualifications:

An MS is preferred. Professional certification or eligibility for certification (Certified Safety Professional, Certified Biosafety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist) desired; experience in a University research environment or EHS program strongly preferred.

Must be proficient in technology use; database development, querying, word processing, spreadsheet development, using MS Office to accomplish work-related tasks is required. Demonstrated ability to perform library and Internet searches to collect technical and regulatory information required for performing complex biological and rDNA risk assessments and decision-making.

Special Requirements

Participates in daytime and off-hours EHS emergency response program on a rotating basis. Participates in EHS Emergency Response cross-training; required to be on call 24/7 and occasionally respond to emergencies during non-business hours. Maintains professional competency via in-house refresher training, literature reviews and participation in EHS professional organizations.

Physical Requirements

Must be physically fit and mentally alert at all times. Required to occasionally wear personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection equipment (negative pressure or PAPR). Must be able to frequently walk up and down stairs. Must have sufficient mobility, dexterity, and endurance to perform field visits. Must be capable of carrying and using monitoring equipment in a variety of workplace environments. Must be able to access any area of the University to perform inspections, job safety assessments, emergency response, etc. Must be capable of entering areas housing research animals, biological agents, or chemicals.

Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel

Pre-Employment Screening: DMV
Drug Testing

Additional Information:

The Laboratory and Biological Safety Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Harvard University Laboratory Safety Programs. This position is under the supervision of Associate Director for Laboratory Safety and will perform duties in Laboratory Safety in a multi-disciplinary Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) environment with strong emphasis on research laboratory safety (biological and chemical safety, occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene and radiation protection). The primary purpose of this position is to provide services directly to the researchers and research staff through field consultations, technical assistance, training, data collection and analysis. This position also provides emergency response support on a team rotation basis. As a member of the EHS team, works together with the Laboratory Safety staff to assist with the development of university-wide biosafety and lab safety programs.

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2012-08-01 21:01:18

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