The Safety Specialist will act as a safety support liaison to campus research labs and associated faculty and lab personnel. The Safety Specialist conducts safety performance reviews and lab hazard assessments for University research laboratories and applicable research support facilities. The Safety Specialist prepares and provides timely safety review reports and assists in and monitors corrective actions, as necessary.
The Safety Specialist will advise Principal Investigators and laboratory personnel on safety review findings, and provide appropriate recommendations based on regulatory compliance and best practices. Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse environment are essential. The Safety Specialist must be able to develop and maintain strong collaborative and professional relationships with researchers and other University support personnel while actively promoting a culture of safety.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety & Health, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or other relevant field. 3 years of relevant research support or safety experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Should have the ability to carry 50 lbs. and walk extensively. Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Driver's License and acceptable driving record.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience
MS in Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, or other STEM-related fields
Lab management and safety management experience in a University research laboratory
An understanding and working knowledge of policies and procedures at the University of Texas at Dallas
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong written and verbal skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with faculty and cross-departmental support services
Work will be performed on-site and in person
Preference given to internal UTD applicants
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
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The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.