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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Columbus, Ohio, US
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Sep 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Do you want to be part of a growing world-class organization focused on bettering our world? Are you passionate about significantly improving the future of medicine? Do you believe that people are the most important asset of any company? If so, join Amplifybio!

Amplifybio is a newly established, commercially focused preclinical CRO that was created as a Battelle spin-off. Aligned with, and supported by leading life sciences-focused investors, we partner with our clients to provide preclinical CRO services from single study and through full IND enabling studies. We have a strong focus and commitment to helping accelerate the commercialization of advanced therapies such as cell and gene therapies and vaccines.

Moving forward we will combine continuous improvement and innovation to become the preferred preclinical CRO in the industry, by working in partnership with our clients, and leveraging state of the art technologies and platforms we will enable our customers to accelerate and improve the product development cycle, from concept to commercial.

When you join our team, you will be a part of groundbreaking work while collaborating with our clients, research scientists, study directors, lab technicians and specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our chemists, biologists, veterinarians, data scientists, engineers, pathologists, and other experts collaborate to deliver new and exciting breakthroughs. The future for Amplifybio is as great as the combination of our imaginations and actions, and we hold ourselves accountable for our choices and results. We have a bias for action, excellence, and, especially, the health and safety of our employees.

Amplifybio is currently looking to hire an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to join our growing team!!!

Our Environmental Health and Safety Specialist will be responsible for functioning as the technical expert in Environmental Health and Safety for Amplifybio.

What You'll do Here:
  • Support Environmental Health and Safety Programs (such as waste management, air monitoring, process safety, and hazardous materials).
  • Participate in health and safety reviews of novel test articles, site safety procedures and practices.
  • Support the site required Environmental and Safety training modules, procedure, and policy development. Ensure compliance with federal and local government health and safety regulations and company policies.
  • Support EHS inspection programs.
  • Collect and maintain data for EHS KPIs.
  • Assist with training for new hires and provide ongoing training and support for all employees.
  • Provide support and direction to employees in complying with policies and programs for safety to include the identification of potential safety and health hazards.
  • Prepare incident reports and communicate with affected employees and management.
  • Coordinate hazardous materials inventories and reporting.
  • Comply with all job specific safety procedures and utilize PPE when necessary.
  • Utilize applicable software systems as needed (e.g., Veeva, Cayuse, etc.).
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

We Would Love to Hear from You If:
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences or Chemical Engineering is preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience in environmental health and safety.
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and local applicable EHS governmental regulations.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Experience with GLP processes and procedures.
  • Experience with various monitoring equipment to include:
  • gas, noise, radiation, and chemical detection meters and passive badges.
  • Professional certification such as: Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) etc.

At Amplifybio, we're committed to growing and empowering an inclusive community within our company and industry. This is why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives across our organization. Research shows that oftentimes women and minority groups only apply to open roles if they meet 100% of the listed criteria. AmplifyBio encourages everyone - including women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and those in the LGBTQIA+ community - to apply for our available positions, even if they don't necessarily check every box on the job description. Hire for attitude and train for aptitude creates unique opportunities to build strong teams of smart, motivated individuals who love what they do.

Amplifybio is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender (including gender expression and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local law. AmplifyBio will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know during the recruiting process. We are committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and customers. Therefore, COVID vaccination is required. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Why You Will Love Working Here:

We take the health and happiness of our employees seriously and consistently evaluate new ways to Amp up our benefits to provide an amazing place to work. From a wellness program (did we mention we have an onsite gym and ping pong table?), to financial planning and legal assistance, we make sure to take care of our own.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance that starts on your first day at AmplifyBio
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • We take work-life balance seriously and we back it up with generous PTO
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • LiveHealth Online
  • Smart Shopper (helps you shop for better medical care and earn cash rewards while you save)
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Wellness and Self-Care Programs
  • 401(k) match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • EAP/work-life support system
  • A fun work environment where everyone's voice matters
  • We are just getting started! More benefits on the way!
  • An Opportunity to Change the World
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