Lab Safety and Compliance Manager

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mining and Minerals Engineering this position is responsible for ensuring compliance with university, state, and Federal regulations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing regular lab inspections, overseeing departmental safety training requirements, and acting as the Environmental Health and Safety liaison for all reporting departments.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, or
a closely related science or engineering discipline
• Experience working in Environmental Health and Safety roles
• Experience with hazardous chemical storage policies and procedures
• Experience performing safety and health evaluations, audits, and inspections
• Experience preparing technical reports and professional correspondence
• Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
• Experience with Microsoft Office software
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and organize/prioritize assignments
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population and foster a collaborative work

Preferred Qualifications

• An advanced degree with an emphasis in engineering, safety, chemical/biological safety, or
related science or equivalent training or experience
• Experience working in a lead role as a safety specialist in a laboratory environment
• Extensive experience performing safety audits and inspections in laboratory environments
• Knowledge and understanding of biosafety and biosecurity principles, policies, and
• Working knowledge of OSHA standards and the interpretations, technical principles,
practices, and procedures used to comply with OSHA regulations and industry standards

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact (Jenn Clark) at ( during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 31, 2022
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