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Approximate Salary:
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Safety Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Master's Degree
Reference Number:

Chief Safety Officer [AA-10832]

An academic institution located in the Boston Area is seeking an EHS Director for a state-of-the-art biosafety-regulated research facility. The EHS Director will with various levels of leadership throughout the university, and will be responsible for leading the overall occupational safety programs at one of highest profile laboratories in the United States. Reporting to the Head of Research Compliance, the EHS Director will be managing a team of EHS professionals that will help foster a rigorous culture of safety and train laboratory staff on various elements of the safety program.

The role:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the overall facility safety programs, including BSL-2, 3 and 4 labs
  • Working with University leadership, scientists, and support divisions to integrate EHS concepts into processes with the goal of developing a strong safety culture
  • Working with the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Laboratory Safety Committee and Radiation Safety Committee to develop policies and procedures designed to promote safety at the facility
  • Acting as the Select Agent Responsible Official for BSL-3 and 4, with responsibility for safety inspections in Select Agent inventory
  • Delivering safety services to faculty and staff working in the facility, and sharing best practice with other EHS Directors in order to support and develop the wider EHS programs at the University.


The candidate:

  • Minimum 10 years' increasing management experience
  • Master's degree required in the fields of biology, microbiology, virology, or other related sciences.
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.




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