Labratory Safety Specialist

Location
Ewing, New Jersey
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

We are seeking an accomplished and experienced laboratory safety professional to serve as the Laboratory Safety Specialist in the Office of Occupational Safety and Environmental Services.  The Office of Occupational Safety and Environmental Services is a part of the Department of Facilities and Administrative Services, a large operational service organization that provides a broad array of services to the campus community.   The Office of Occupational Safety and Environmental Services is responsible for assisting the campus community with various risk management, safety, and environmental compliance issues.

Reporting to the Director of Risk Management, the Laboratory Safety Specialist will provide health and safety services to support the college’s laboratories. The position is responsible for: serving as a direct and available resource to all departments with laboratories; performing inspections of all laboratories on a regular basis, offering corrective solutions to identified issues and coordinating with departments for resolution; providing departments with assistance with chemical inventory, labeling, storage, use, and disposal needs; fielding technical questions related to laboratory health and safety, providing interpretation of regulations and industry standards; assisting with safety and environmental regulatory inspections of laboratory facilities; providing assistance with guidance when addressing new or changing department needs relative to laboratory safety, including managing, developing, and implementing new programs or procedures, guidance documents, and web-based materials in support of laboratory safety needs;  serving as Laser Safety Officer; serving as Biosafety Officer; serving as campus Lab Safety Committee Chair; serving as Radiation Safety Officer; serving as ex officio member on IACUC and IRB; and; other related duties.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited institution, in chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, occupational safety,  or equivalent degree. 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years or more of laboratory work or providing safety services in a laboratory setting, including the direct application of scientific principles to educational or laboratory health and safety programs.
  • Thorough working knowledge of state and federal regulations related to laboratory safety issues applicable to a public institution of higher education.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, Proficiency in the use of technology and computers, particularly Microsoft Access, Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work with sensitive matters in a high volume service environment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license in good standing issued from the state of residence.

Preferred:

  • Professional certification and/or designations in safety (Certified Safety Professional, Laser Safety Officer, Biosafety Officer, Radiation Safety Officer, Chemical Hygiene Officer, etc.).
  • Related experience with a strong focus in laboratory safety.
  • Laboratory safety experience in an institutional setting (hospital, higher education, etc.).

Salary is competitive and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Institutional Information:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.