Berkeley Lab'sChemical Sciences Division has an opening for a Chemistry Laboratory Safety Specialist. The position responsibilities include Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) support of the Chemical Sciences Division, as well as high level research support within the Actinide Chemistry Group (ACG) of the Glenn T. Seaborg Center (GTSC). Expertise in health and safety laws and regulations as well as Significant knowledge of chemical synthesis and radiochemistry is required.
What You Will Do:
Resolve issues with complex processing requirements. For example, waste disposal, work authorizations, safety equipment, chemical management and electrical safety.
Provide guidance and supervision for research conducted in the ACG of the GTSC.
Use specialized chemical synthesis, radiological and safety principles to develop protocols to support complex projects.
Meet technical and safety performance criteria with consideration for cost-effective solutions and time constraints.
Maintain appropriate level of documentation in all key areas. This includes providing metrics and reports to management and recommendations for enhancements to existing programs and procedures.
Provide oversight of inspections for Chemical Sciences Divisions.
Provide consultation and oversight to technicians and contractors.
Provide safety on-boarding to all new Chemical Sciences personnel.
Manage Ergonomic program for Chemical Sciences Division.
Serve as the Chemical Sciences sustainability point of contact.
Contribute as needed on accident and injury investigations.
Serve on Building Emergency Team.
What is Required:
BS or BA degree in chemistry (Ms or Ph.D. preferred)
Experience in actinide solution chemistry, actinide separations and chemical synthesis.
Experience in developing and providing technical advice, instructions, and other services for the purpose of supporting technical program needs.
Demonstrated knowledge in managing health and safety aspects of projects, administering database programs, developing, revising and delivering training, and familiarity with applicable laws, regulations, codes and policies.
Demonstrated ability to respond in a timely manner to tasks and requests by customers/partners.
Demonstrate initiative and commitment to proposing and meeting team goals and objectives.
Ability to demonstrate cooperation, communication, and professionalism with customers/partners.
Demonstrated organizational skills to exercise judgment and initiative to determine appropriate actions using defined procedures and practices, with limited supervisor input.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to support multiple activities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2018.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work location: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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