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Laboratory Safety Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Laboratory Safety Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo seeks a Laboratory Safety Manager who can perform a wide variety of duties for Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Department.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate the lab safety programs and lab safety training activities for various Academic Departments with research laboratories.
    • Assist senior management, principal investigators, lab workers and graduate and undergraduate students on various health & safety related issues related to laboratory operations, teaching labs and lab research.
    • Actively identify areas of risk and work towards their resolution. Provide oversight of the EH&S laboratory safety program, providing regular site visits to the labs and reports and feedback related to observations and findings.
    • Act as liaison to the research labs relative to conformance with policies and procedures, development of standard operating procedures and other responsibilities related to compliance with applicable regulations and recognized standards.
    • Respond to requests for information, questions or assistance from research personnel on health and safety-related issues, equipment and training.
    • Provide response for emergency problems.
    • Attend faculty meetings to implement lab health and safety initiatives.
    • May serve as the University’s designated Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) under the requirements of the OSHA laboratory standard.


Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in scientific discipline (Chemistry, other Science, Environmental Science or Public Health or closely related field).
  • Demonstrated experience (three years or greater) in conducting laboratory safety inspections.
  • Working knowledge of chemicals and chemical toxicity.
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong interpersonal communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong background in the chemistry of hazardous materials including a working knowledge of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
  • Demonstrated experience in an academic and/or research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing safety and health training with the intent to reduce risk.
  • Experience in supervising staff

Physical Demands

    • Must be medically cleared each year to wear a respirator and pass an annual medical physical and be successfully fit-tested in a full-face air purifying respirator.
    • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.



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