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Responsible for developing, administering, and monitoring a biological safety program covering all research projects dealing with human tissues, recombinant DNA materials, and gene therapy as well as work with human, animal, or plant pathogens at Environmental Health & Engineering’s client site.
Laboratory Safety: conducts independent review of research protocols utilizing biological agents and rDNA; provides assistance to investigators in their application to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC); participates in Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Laboratory Safety Committee meetings; performs hazardous chemicals and biological materials risk assessments.
Hazardous Materials Management: assists in shipping hazardous materials and biological materials; investigates research environment incidents; responds to chemical, biological, and after-hour emergencies.
Laboratory Inspections: performs comprehensive biosafety laboratory inspections; consults with laboratory directors, researchers, and staff to implement or review and improve biosafety practices and procedures; assists in the selection and use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment; conducts or oversees periodic inspections of laboratories by qualified personnel in accordance with federal, state, and local government regulations and agencies’ policies; conducts air sampling for specific materials used in the research environment.
Safety Training: develops and provides formal and informal training to staff and personnel; responds to and assists with the mitigation of emergencies and spills involving biohazardous materials; designs, maintains and updates biosafety policies and databases; prepares and delivers biosafety and laboratory EH&S training programs; provides specific laboratory procedures training; updates written materials regarding biological safety and laboratory EH&S (e.g., Biosafety Manual, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication, etc.).
Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences or a related field, with applicable studies such as biology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biosafety, public health, infectious diseases or environmental health, and five years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. A Master's degree is preferred.
At least 5 years experience in research laboratory, clinical laboratory, or biotech industry environment; or, at least 5 years experience working within an environmental health and safety department for a hospital or research facility. Experience working with radioactive materials or radiation safety. The ability to obtain the required U.S. government security clearances and the medical clearances to work with animals, Select Agents and obtain licensed and investigational vaccinations when indicated as a condition of employment.
Candidate must be able to complete OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER training, NIMS training, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment including respiratory protection to respond to emergencies. Candidate must possess proven verbal and written communication skills and be able to function as part of a team. Travel within Boston and the New England area is required; must provide own vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.
Registered Biosafety Professional; Certified Industrial Hygienist; Certified Safety Professional; HAZWOPER certification; DOT/RCRA certification; membership in the American Biological Safety Association; membership in the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Provide program coordination for Environmental Health & Engineering’s healthcare client. The Emergency Management (EM) Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation of Joint Commission and other state and federal EM requirements, management of the program tasks and written program materials, coordination of committee(s), and drill planning and execution. The ideal candidate oversees all EM program activities and facilitates communication between all hospital stakeholders.
- Implement, monitor, and evaluate quality improvement activities related to Emergency Preparedness
- Coordinate hospital response planning
- Assist in preparedness education for the hospital
- Lead and coordinate hospital Emergency Response policy development
- Maintain committee membership and participation, as appropriate, within the hospital and with community agencies as evidenced by meeting attendance
- Coordinate emergency exercises and write all After Action Reports
- Facilitates all HazMat, disaster response, and emergency operations training
- Maintain compliance with state and federal reporting regulations with regard to ASPR Preparedness grants. Participate in local and state emergency planning meeting representing the hospitals interests.
Must have B.S. degree in safety, emergency management or the natural and/or physical sciences. Professional certification or certification eligible, such as CIH, CSP, CHEP , HEM, active membership in a professional organization, working knowledge of Joint Commission EM and EC regulations and standards, and emergency management principles.
Must have at least three to five years of experience in a healthcare environment and/or with direct emergency management responsibilities.
Competitive salary and benefits. To apply, submit resume to: Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., 117 Fourth Avenue, Needham, MA 02494. Attn: Human Resources (HumanResources@eheinc.com).