JOB PURPOSE & IMPACT
This position will oversee HSE activities within the laboratory and support Laboratory Instrument Software management within a Cross-Functional in a dynamic work environment. This position will have oversight of the campus Health, Safety, and Environment program by working closely with the laboratory and corporate HSE partners in coordinating and maintaining laboratory chemical and safety systems, occupant health and safety, and perform duties to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. This position will also support the Laboratory Operations team with software control of lab instrumentation and serve as the primary interface with IT.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work independently and with minimum supervision to manage laboratory HSE activities and the maintenance of tracking databases.
Provide technical guidance in the areas of occupational safety for site and laboratory personnel to identify safety hazards, evaluate processes to prevent and control risk in the work areas.
Develop and present recommendations as needed for corrective action, and execute approved actions.
Coordinate the laboratory chemical inventory management and respond to laboratory service requests related to supporting safety and compliance.
Maintain laboratory licenses related to occupant health and safety, and campus laboratory waste management.
Develop, coordinate, and monitor safety training and safety awareness programs in support of company's hazard/risk profile.
Contribute and participate in company audits including but not limited to internal and external regulatory agencies.
In conjunction with corporate HSE partners, coordinate site inspections to identify and correct any employee health or safety deficiencies (e.g., housekeeping, and maintenance) and participate in execution of related enhanced health, safety and environment processes.
Develop and implement safety metrics and coordinate a safety strategy based on behavior and incident trend analysis. Work in conjunction with laboratory management and corporate partners to review and coordinate safety in laboratory settings and equipment usage to ensure they meet CAL/OSHA and Navigate Biopharma standards.
Coordinate Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) projects as needed for implementing HSE Systems; develop and maintain HSE systems for continuous compliance with CAL/OSHA and Navigate Biopharma standards.
Responsible for management of HSE related databases, issue tracking, and metrics reporting.
Manage external service providers such as Occupational Safety consultants
Provide daily oversight of biological and chemical waste management program
Provide support to lab instrumentation group in regards to software operations
Ensure proper Change Control management of laboratory systems
Maintain inventory of laboratory software systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and Navigate BP and IT standards.
Collaborate with IT and LIMS teams on laboratory software projects and initiatives as they relate to the laboratory equipment.
Interface with internal teams such as Facilities, IT, and Quality in support of HSE and laboratory instrumentation software support
Other lab operations support or departmental duties may be assigned.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: Bachelor s in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related discipline is required.
Years of Experience Required: Minimum 6 years experience in a relevant industry setting, providing laboratory support. Experience in clinical laboratory and/or IVD device manufacturing required. Minimum of three (3) years experience managing complex processes and projects desired. Laboratory operations oversight experience preferred.
Required Skill Sets & Knowledge:
o Demonstrated experience identifying, evaluating and controlling risks in a laboratory setting.
o Current knowledge of applicable government environmental and safety regulations (OSHA, NIOSH). Cal-OSHA knowledge is preferred.
o Ability to participate in site emergency response and related exercises.
o Technical knowledge of environmental programs.
o Technical knowledge of laboratory instrumentation software applications.
o Experience developing operational programs.
o Experience developing metrics, working with data reporting and tracking systems.
o Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
o The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
o Meticulous attention to detail, with good reasoning skills, data analysis and interpretation.
o Must possess excellent customer service skills and impeccable organizational and time management skills.
o Must thrive in a fast-paced and diverse work environment.
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