Industrial Hygienist – Scientific Support Services – Administration
The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.
The mission of the Allen Institute administration team is to provide support and structure to the scientific divisions. Coinciding with the team science approach, administration helps facilitate team learning and the overall mission of the institute.
The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.
The Industrial Hygienist will conduct occupational health hazards assessments, employee exposure monitoring, and design hazard control measures in cooperation with the affected researchers. In addition to the traditional roles of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling occupational health hazards, this position will manage programs within the Allen Institute EHS portfolio, such as anesthetic agent control, ethylene oxide control, personal protective equipment, job hazard analysis, and others depending on the needs of the research. This will require creating written programs and operationalizing them with the affected scientific divisions. Sound judgment and a collaborative mindset are critical requirements.
- Working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to implement safety control process in a fast-paced, cutting edge bioscience research environment
- Conducting hazard assessments of laboratory chemical use
- Specifying measures to control exposures to hazardous chemicals
- Overseeing the implementation of exposure controls measures and verifying their effectiveness
- Creating a process for job hazard analyses for high hazard operations
- Creating written reports of exposure assessments and control recommendations
- Creating training programs to address program requirements
- Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience
- 5+ years’ experience in a progressively responsible industrial hygienist role
- 3 + years’ experience supporting laboratory safety
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or other related fields
- Deep understanding of occupational health and safety regulations
- Familiarity with environmental and hazardous materials management regulations
- Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
- Experience with exposure monitoring equipment and techniques
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, or other related field
- Certified Industrial Hygienist or on track to complete the certification exam
- Experience with laser safety
- Demonstrated care for employee safety and health
- Knowledge of the principles of biosafety
- Experience with Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.
- Familiarity with SharePoint software
- Strong aptitude for computer software applications
- HAZWOPER 24 hour certified
- Open office seating
- May enter laboratory environment, including potential exposure to lasers, biohazards
- May enter warehouse spaces
- May enter data center spaces
- Personnel protective equipment (PPE) including respiratory protection may be required at times.
- The ability to sit, stand and walk for most of the day is required, as is the ability to occasionally lift 40-pound equipment or materials
- Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers, other office equipment, and lab equipment
- Push/pull up to 40 lbs
- Stooping, bending, crouching
- Reaching, or climbing ladders
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- This is an onsite, M-F, regular business hours position
- This position requires being able to respond outside normal business hours in the event of emergencies.
- This is a critical job and expected to report for work regardless of weather conditions
- **Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas **
- **This opportunity may provide relocation assistance**
It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.