Washington University in St. Louis invites nominations and applications for the position of Chemical Hygiene Officer
This is a career defining opportunity for an industrial hygiene professional to lead the chemical hygiene program of one of the leading medical research universities in the U.S. Washington University’s graduate and undergraduate schools are highly ranked and the research profile of the institution is among the best in the nation. The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training from the National Institutes of Health; during the 2015 fiscal year, grants and contracts totaling more than $531 million supported faculty research efforts.
The Chemical Hygiene Officer manages the university’s chemical hygiene and chemical safety programs as required under OSHA, DOT, federal, state and local regulations and is responsible for laboratory inspections, the Reproductive Protection Program, and the OSHA Laboratory Standard Chemical Hygiene Plan program. The CHO coordinates, or assist in coordination of Environmental Health and Safety training programs including web-based training, the Hazardous Materials Spill Response Safety and Training program, and the Chemical Shipping programs. The position will serve as the Institutional Biological and Chemical Safety Committee (IBC) chemical/industrial hygiene/toxicology specialist and will do protocol chemical risk assessments. Additional areas of responsibilities include supporting the Occupational Safety Office, managing the chemical inventory database system, supporting the Environmental Compliance Office and the EH&S emergency chemical spill response team and emergency preparedness planning.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor of science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field and professional certification, with a minimum of seven years of chemical safety supervisory experience at a large research or academic institution, or a minimum of a master of science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field, with a minimum of five years of safety supervisory experience. Professional certifications in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) or related field, (CIH preferred), CHO (NRCC), CSP, PE, CBSP, CHP.
Preferred qualifications include PhD science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field, professional certification (e.g. CIH, CHO (NRCC), CSP, PE, CBSP, CHP, CHMM) and seven years of safety supervisory experience at a large academic research institution.
Interested candidates should submit a professional résumé and a letter of application addressing the responsibilities described in the job description. Materials should be filed electronically via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/. Job #35434
Questions about the position, or nominations of other individuals for consideration, should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at email@example.com.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.
About Washington University
Washington University’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people ...of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world.
Founded in 1853, Washington University is nationally and internationally renowned for teaching, learning, research, service to society, and patient care. The University is comprised of seven different schools: Arts and Sciences, Art and Architecture, Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Social Work. All schools, except for the school of medicine, are located on the university’s main campus, known as the Danforth Campus, which is located primarily in unincorporated St. Louis County. Other university facilities are located in nearby St. Louis, Clayton, and University City. The university’s graduate and undergraduate schools are highly ranked and the research profile of the institution is among the best in the nation.
The School of Medicine has a rich history of leading the nation and the world in innovative clinical care, medical education and biomedical research. The school’s graduate programs in medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy and audiology and communication sciences are ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Washington University also operates the nation’s largest MD/PhD program. Clinical faculty members are the medical staff for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital; perennially recognized for excellence in patient care. Conducting leading-edge research in nearly every area of biomedicine — from basic science to translational and clinical investigations — is a hallmark of the school. It is the fourth-largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding.
Today Washington University has approximately 7,300 undergraduate students, 6,800 graduate students, 3,300 faculty, and 13,000 employees. Approximately 80% of undergraduates live in university-owned housing on the Danforth Campus through a variety of residence halls, apartments, and fraternities, and off-campus in university-owned facilities.
Washington University is characterized by a deep commitment to excellence in education, research, and scholarship. The university has had especially strong leadership in two successive presidencies – each over 20 years – that have dramatically improved its standing in the academic world.
The undergraduate student body is now competitive with the very finest universities in the country, and the academic departments are increasingly distinguished. The finances of the university, fueled by excellent fundraising and careful stewardship, make it a national, first-tier competitor. The endowment has grown to $6.9 billion. The university has a consistently stable and balanced budget and an AAA/Aaa rating from Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s respectively. The university’s annual operating budget is nearly $2.7 billion with more than $500 million in sponsored research awards.
As the 14th chancellor, Mark S. Wrighton has served since 1995 and has continued to
strengthen the university's impact and reputation. The physical facilities at both the Danforth and Medical campuses have been transformed with 30 new buildings; the Campaign for Washington University raised $1.55 billion; and important new programs in areas such as biomedical engineering, American culture studies, energy and environment, and public health have been established.
Over the course of its first 150 years, Washington University has made remarkable progress, growing from a college educating local men and women to an internationally known research university with students and faculty from approximately 110 countries.
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