Senior Lab Safety Officer

Posting Number 2022-11147
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2022 9:40 AM)
Location : Location
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Fully Onsite
Academic Research Support
NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Campus/Auxilary/Transportation, Facilities, Public Safety

Position Summary

The Senior Lab Safety Officer will provide leadership and support to Tandon’s Safety Program by promoting and supporting a comprehensive laboratory safety program throughout the School's expansive research enterprise and affiliate initiatives. Support and advance a positive, proactive laboratory safety program in a complex environment, working as a leader and member of the Safety Team and collaborating with departmental designated coordinators, University EH&S, RL&S, colleagues and program leaders. The position reports to the Associate Director, Laboratory Operations and will assist with establishing and implementing Program priorities in accordance with the Research Safety strategic plan. This position will collaborate with Departmental coordinators and EHS & RL&S Senior Specialists to promote best management practices throughout the campus. The Senior Lab Safety Officer will be responsible for providing professional leadership, administrative oversight and for managing laboratory safety operations, services and programs in all locations. Develop, maintain and promote policies, procedures and programs for laboratory safety, and ensure the campuses are compliant within University protocols, in accordance with pertinent local, state and federal laboratory health and safety codes, standards and regulations. The position will be responsible for the effective implementation and ongoing quality improvement of technology-based systems for the Lab Safety team, including but not limited to chemical tracking, database and training. This position has indirect supervisory responsibility for several Safety Team positions as well as departmental designated coordinators utilizing University BioRAFT database system.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in a related area (Chemistry, Biology, or Environmental Sciences)

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Advanced degree in environmental health and safety, life sciences, engineering, or a related field.

Required Experience:
5+ years experience in environmental health and safety, preferably in an academic or industrial research environment, project management and leadership experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
5+ years Experience leading a hazardous materials incident response. Experience with developing and delivering effective safety training for groups of personnel. OSHA 24 or 40 hour HAZWOPER, RSO certification preferred; RCRA and DOT certifications a plus. Professional certification, such as Associate Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a plus.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal, state and city regulations pertaining to health and safety. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as a member of a team; ability to facilitate effective operational integration, collaboration and teamwork within School and University; ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously and exercise good judgment in managing time, including maintaining a flexible presence at multiple campus locations; Ability to establish and maintain professional, collaborative, service-oriented, cooperative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, unions, customers, the public, regulatory agencies and co-workers through practical and positive communication; Ability to operate industrial hygiene/environmental equipment and information technologies, including advanced database, spreadsheet, presentation design software and word processing editing features; ability to understand, interpret and convey measurements, data, standards and hazardous materials information; Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and actively on complex topics and to convey risks effectively; Ability to simplify guidance for students and staff, and to prepare thoroughly documented technical reports, excellent oral communication and presentation skills, including the ability to prepare professional-quality presentations, speak clearly and engagingly about complex issues before small and large groups of diverse audiences; Ability to perform safety investigations, operations surveys, decommissioning or emergency response; ability to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of the structure of laboratory safety programs in an academic or research setting. Familiarity with environmental health and safety management software. Experience leading a hazardous materials incident response. Experience with developing and delivering effective safety training for groups of personnel.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $75,000.00 to USD $125,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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