Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:58:47 -0500
Reply-To: todd.omalley**At_Symbol_Here**NOVARTIS.COM
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From: Todd O'Malley <todd.omalley**At_Symbol_Here**NOVARTIS.COM>
Subject: Chemistry HSE Position at Novartis in Cambridge, MA
Good morning, 

Novartis Institutes has a new opening for a chemist to lead the HSE 
efforts here in Cambridge, MA.   If you or any colleagues are interested, 
please email your resume directly to me for consideration. 

Thank you, 


Job Description:  Lead, Chemist Research Safety Program

The Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is seeking a 
process chemist with scale up and chemical safety experience to initiate 
and drive continuous improvements in chemistry research safety (Chemical 
Hygiene Officer, safety committee representative, etc) and training 
initiatives, systems, and processes.

This influential, visible role is new to and unique in NIBR, offering a 
motivated individual the opportunity to blend deep chemistry expertise 
with an interest in training

In this distinctive role, the successful candidate will provide expertise 
and consultation for Global Discovery Chemistry (GDC) management to ensure 
health and safety programs and education/training initiatives are 
integrated into scientific processes. The goal of this HSE-Chemistry 
partnership is to develop and support a culture of health and safety 
excellence in chemistry research.

Specific expectations of this role, in partnering with GDC management and 
HSE, are as follows: 

Develop efficient and effective chemical safety training programs that are 
targeted to GDC needs 

Develop and implement awareness programs and targeted training to meet the 
needs and interests of chemistry associates, support GDC's global 
commitment to chemical safety, and work with GDC and HSE colleagues to 
ensure mechanisms are in place to monitor effectiveness 

Develop and maintain the framework of guidelines and standards to ensure 
business-oriented, efficient, and effective integration of health and 
safety practices in Cambridge

Lead a joint GDC/HSE Committee to define requirements and oversee 
performance, set corrective actions and improvement programs, and bring 
together common practices across NIBR chemistry, globally

Ensure activities related to the use and scale up of hazardous chemicals 
in laboratories are conducted in a safe manner as well as in compliance 
with OSHA regulations 

assessing chemistry operations and processes 
conducting work place assessments 
participating in accident investigations 

Key Performance Indicators 

Regulations and guidelines are up to date and reflect the state of the 
Education and certification programs for associates on chemical health and 
safety topics are in place. 
Systems for sharing lessons learned and the transfer of know how and best 
practices are in place.


Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry or related field, with PhD degree a 
plus.  Laboratory experience in organic chemistry, process chemistry, or 
scale up processes.
Direct experience in process chemistry, scale up, or chemical health and 
safety (e.g., Chemical Hygiene Officer, safety committee representative, 
etc). a plus. 

Todd O'Malley
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Human Resources
Manager, Staffing
220 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 
Phone: +1 617 871 3128
Fax: +1 617 871 5204
Email : todd.omalley**At_Symbol_Here**
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