Department: Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM)
Laboratory Safety Specialist
The George Mason University Environmental Health and Safety Office—within the department of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management—is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a Laboratory Safety Specialist position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The position is primarily responsible for: laboratory and non-laboratory hazardous waste services; equipment certification and testing; and participating in laboratory safety inspections. The position will also support the Radiation Safety Program and other laboratory safety programs as assigned.
The incumbent has dual work locations at the Fairfax and Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) campuses, based upon workload as assigned by the Supervisor.
- Bachelor's degree in chemistry, life sciences, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
- Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, image processing, and databases;
- Knowledge of chemical, biological, and radiological hazards in laboratories;
- Knowledge of regulations, guidelines, and standards for laboratory safety;
- Ability to physically respond to laboratory spills and emergencies;
- Ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written communication;
- Ability to self-motivate and complete tasks without supervision;
- Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team;
- Ability to work well with coworkers;
- Ability to independently and safely move 40 pounds; and bend, crawl, and kneel;
- Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time;
- Ability to work after hours and varying hours when needed;
- Demonstrated relevant work experience;
- Certification in CPR/First Aid or must have the ability to obtain within six months of hire; and
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification, or must have the ability to obtain within six months of hire.
- Experience working at an academic/higher education or private research environment.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02000z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.