The Laboratory Safety Specialist will have the responsibility of conducting laboratory inspections to verify laboratory compliance with guidelines established by government regulatory agencies, University Guidelines, and general laboratory standards. The Laboratory Safety Specialist will assess the hazards associated with the use of biological and chemical agents in research and teaching applications at the University. The Laboratory Safety Specialist will provide experienced support to the biosafety program and chemical hygiene program. The Laboratory Safety Specialist is a member of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety reporting directly to the Biosafety Officer.
Department: 01088-Health and Safety Office
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Education Required: Baccalaureate
Overall Related Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Additional Education And/or Experience Essential To the Position: B.S. degree in a biological science, with a strong background in microbiology and chemistry is required. A Master's degree is preferred. Previous experience in laboratory safety, or biological or chemical hazard communication may be substituted for advanced education/degree.
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