The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Laboratory Safety Specialist. The Laboratory Safety Specialist position supports the Laboratory Safety program within the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department by working to improve laboratory safety work practices through compliance with regulatory requirements and assisting the campus chemical inventory and hazard communication functions.
The Specialist works directly with administrators, faculty, laboratory staff, and students to reduce biological and chemical risks and achieve compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. The position reviews scientific protocols, evaluates laboratory work spaces and procedures, and assists laboratory personnel in correcting deficiencies. The Specialist presents training and educational materials for laboratory safety training sessions and other forums. The position may serve as the Alternate Responsible Official for the University of Nevada, Reno select agent program (bioterrorism agents). The Specialist assists in coordinating the campus biosafety cabinet certification and maintenance program, and coordinating review of biological agent use protocols and other Institutional Biosafety Committee activities.
The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant University and a major research institution in the state with a student population of over 18,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000 on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
For additional information and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25094 . AA/EEO Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Director, Laboratory Safety
Environmental Health and Safety Dept., MS 328
University of Nevada, Reno 89557
Office Phone: 775-327-5196
Cell Phone: 775-843-2113
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