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University of California, Irvine
California, United States
$82,864.00 - $82,864.00
Posted date
Aug 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
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Come join UCI’s EH&S Team! The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department strives to provide reliable, innovative and proactive services to the campus community. EH&S and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.

We are seeking a Senior Research Safety Specialist to work closely with our Research Safety Staff and EH&S School Coordinators to ensure safety issues, relevant codes, and safety design standards are addressed in existing and new research projects. Additionally, performs high hazard audits, assessments, and laboratory safety inspections in order to identify and evaluate potential hazards in the laboratory. Performs a variety of duties in the support of UCI’s comprehensive laboratory safety program and chemical safety program. Designs written programs and guidance materials summarizing complex regulations for application in a research environment, which include developing and maintaining the Process Safety, Toxic Gases, and High Hazards programs and related guidance materials, monitoring compliance and preventing hazards, providing chemical safety support in assessing maximum allowable quantities conditions in laboratory spaces. Serves as a campus subject matter expert in these subject areas. Coordinates and ensures effective execution of hazard and risk assessment studies. Assists departments, faculty and staff in applying regulations and guidelines to their specific operations and facilities. Participates in campus work groups to address specific safety-related issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety or science-related field such as Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or related fields related to research or a degree in any other related discipline and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Minimum 6-10 years of experience and expertise in the field of Laboratory Safety, Process Safety, Safety Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Engineering or a related field, preferably in a research environment
  • Minimum 3 years safety experience in laboratory safety or process safety
  • Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required
  • Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment
  • Advanced skills to effectively represent the campus to state and federal authorities, and community groups
  • Professional level knowledge with broad-based laboratory experience in a research environment
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize, and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints
  • Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating practical, and sometimes unique, solutions for health and safety issues in a research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team structure with other professionals

To Apply, please use this link: or visit our website and search for Job Number 20160.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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