Chemical Safety Professional - Division of Research Safety (A1100022)
University of Illinois - Illinois

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Chemical Safety Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Division of Research Safety is seeking a full-time academic professional to assist with the operation and management of chemical safety programs at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Assist with the development and management of chemical safety programs (hazard communication, hazardous work in laboratories, chemical reviews, biotoxin reviews, and accident investigations) and provide professional-level services related to the programs.
Perform accident/incident investigations, chemical work area inspections, and research laboratory inspections, and provide chemical safety expertise to assist researchers in the development of laboratory-specific risk assessments.
Act in a consulting role with campus administrative units, unit safety contacts, campus emergency responders, individual research groups, and researchers via one-on-one meetings, telephone, email, and service on safety committees.
Develop written guidelines, plans, and standard operating procedures for campus chemical safety programs.
Work closely with chemical waste staff to integrate chemical safety with laboratory hazardous waste operations.
Develop and implement educational materials including online and classroom training, fact sheets, and web pages for chemical safety and related areas.
Participate in an advisory role in the 24/7 emergency response program on campus.
Assist with development and implementation of goals and strategic plans for the Chemical Safety Section.
Remain current with applicable local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance with chemical safety standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Act as a point of contact with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in science, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field; an understanding of chemical safety and chemical risk assessment; knowledge of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and related regulatory requirements; 2-5 years of laboratory experience working with chemicals or providing laboratory chemical safety support. Other requirements include the ability to work as a member of a team, to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and familiarity with word processing, presentation, and database applications.

Successful candidates must be able and willing to wear required personal protective clothing and equipment and to work in research laboratories containing a variety of hazardous materials and equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

An advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or closely related field; experience with chemical safety program implementation in a university setting; extensive experience with laboratory chemicals and equipment; training development and presentation skills; knowledge of relevant NFPA requirements, ANSI standards and OSHA regulations (pertaining to chemicals);an understanding of the research culture in a university setting.

This is a regular, 100% time academic professional position with University benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a comprehensive resume, and reference contact information by February 28, 2011.

For further information, you may contact the Division of Research Safety at (217) 333-2755 or email DRSapplicants@illinois.edu . Additional information is available at www.drs.illinois.edu .

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ).
Chemical Safety Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Division of Research Safety is seeking a full-time academic professional to assist with the operation and management of chemical safety programs at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Assist with the development and management of chemical safety programs (hazard communication, hazardous work in laboratories, chemical reviews, biotoxin reviews, and accident investigations) and provide professional-level services related to the programs.
Perform accident/incident investigations, chemical work area inspections, and research laboratory inspections, and provide chemical safety expertise to assist researchers in the development of laboratory-specific risk assessments.
Act in a consulting role with campus administrative units, unit safety contacts, campus emergency responders, individual research groups, and researchers via one-on-one meetings, telephone, email, and service on safety committees.
Develop written guidelines, plans, and standard operating procedures for campus chemical safety programs.
Work closely with chemical waste staff to integrate chemical safety with laboratory hazardous waste operations.
Develop and implement educational materials including online and classroom training, fact sheets, and web pages for chemical safety and related areas.
Participate in an advisory role in the 24/7 emergency response program on campus.
Assist with development and implementation of goals and strategic plans for the Chemical Safety Section.
Remain current with applicable local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance with chemical safety standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Act as a point of contact with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in science, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related field; an understanding of chemical safety and chemical risk assessment; knowledge of the OSHA Laboratory Standard and related regulatory requirements; 2-5 years of laboratory experience working with chemicals or providing laboratory chemical safety support. Other requirements include the ability to work as a member of a team, to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and familiarity with word processing, presentation, and database applications.

Successful candidates must be able and willing to wear required personal protective clothing and equipment and to work in research laboratories containing a variety of hazardous materials and equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

An advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or closely related field; experience with chemical safety program implementation in a university setting; extensive experience with laboratory chemicals and equipment; training development and presentation skills; knowledge of relevant NFPA requirements, ANSI standards and OSHA regulations (pertaining to chemicals);an understanding of the research culture in a university setting.

This is a regular, 100% time academic professional position with University benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a comprehensive resume, and reference contact information by February 28, 2011.

For further information, you may contact the Division of Research Safety at (217) 333-2755 or email DRSapplicants@illinois.edu . Additional information is available at www.drs.illinois.edu .

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ).

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