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Position Summary: The Office of Research seeks a dynamic individual for the entry level position of Safety and Compliance Associate I. The ideal candidate will learn and later perform chemical laboratory safety and compliance audits and lab closing and lab opening consultations in order to discover and remedy lapses in safety and compliance issues. This position reports directly to the Senior Safety and Compliance Officer who is the mentor and resource for laboratory risk assessments. General job duties include: offering personal protective equipment, engineering controls and administrative controls to mediate laboratory hazards and form positive rapport with lab personnel, principal investigators and department heads; presenting safety and compliance training for lab personnel. Assure compliance with University guidelines, best management practices and occupational and environmental regulations. Evaluate the impact of safety standards and regulations on clients; and effectively communicate these requirements to lab stakeholders. Will serve as a member of the hazardous materials response team. This position is responsible for maintaining continuous excellence in customer service for all Laboratory Safety services and interactions. Duties expand beyond the expertise of chemical safety and involve a multi-discipline approach to support overall laboratory and research safety.

Responsibilities: Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory Audits and Lab Closing/Lab Opening Consultations: Perform laboratory inspections, audits, consultations, lab openings and closings and compliance reviews of research laboratories, general science labs, teaching labs, support facilities, general work areas of campus


About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 1/11/2018
Application Due: 12/27/2018
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