Lab Safety Program Manager

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Sep 16, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Lab Safety Program Manager

Job no: 514280
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:71010000 - EHS-ENVR / HLTH / SAFETY-ADMIN

Classification Title:

Lab Safety Program Manager

Job Description:

Creatively develops, improves, implements, and coordinates a comprehensive laboratory safety program for the University to enhance institutional safety objectives. Proactively establishes and executes detailed operational plans to promote a strong safety culture and ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, policies, and directives. Coaches, mentors and develops EH&S professionals to achieve department goals. Manages and oversees the laboratory inspection program and associated tasks.

Fosters relationships with faculty, students and staff to enable the research community to recognize risks and empower them to maintain a safe work environment. Informs and educates the research community regarding laboratory safety issues; develops comprehensive laboratory safety plans and safety educational/outreach programs for UF’s research laboratories. Serves as principal source of expertise to the University regarding appropriate equipment, facilities, and work practices for protecting laboratory staff.

Coordinates, assesses, and monitors the delivery of laboratory safety education and training for faculty, staff, and students who work in research laboratories. Conducts training programs to educate the university community about laboratory safety.

Monitors research and teaching activities for compliance with appropriate lab safety regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices. Inspects/audits research and teaching facilities for compliance with regulations and guidelines pertaining to laboratory safety and performs duties associated with inspections/audits including operating a UF/State vehicle to and from sites.

Develops and implements emergency response procedures for laboratory incidents; develops criteria for laboratory safety; responds to laboratory incidents as appropriate.

Advises facilities and physical plant staff regarding technical and programmatic issues involving laboratory design and maintenance; assists in reviewing plans for new construction and renovation for compliance with applicable building codes.

Participates in and provides leadership to various internal committees and task forces; actively participates in external meetings and organizations, and maintains liaison with professional counterparts in other institutions and performs other duties related to research and laboratory safety as assigned.

Expected Salary:

$85,000; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry or Biology and five years of professional experience in Lab Safety and Clinic Safety. Must be able to report to work on Main Campus.

Valid Florida driver license

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or a related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience managing personnel preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety regulations and research laboratories
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Strong conflict management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of a Windows-based computer and Office 365 suite with the ability to learn new software.
  • Have resourceful and creative problem-solving skills from a customer service perspective.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not re-apply.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 14 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Sep 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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