Laboratory Safety Officer

University of Oregon

August 24, 2021

1715 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, Oregon


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Job Summary:
Safety and Risk Services’ (SRS) mission is to collaborate with all campus constituents (students, staff, faculty and visitors) and the surrounding community, to safeguard life and health and mitigate threats to the university’s core mission of academic excellence, research, and public service. Safety and Risk Services comprises Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Geographic Information Systems, Risk Management and the University of Oregon Police Department. SRS fulfills its mission by providing a variety of professional services, technical assistance, trainings, and regulatory oversight.

Job Responsibilities:
The purpose of the Laboratory Safety Officer position is to provide professional expertise to the University community in the recognition, evaluation, and control of general laboratory hazards, and to support the SRS mission through close partnerships with the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, and other campus units. The position involves daily operational control over various functions within the assigned duties, and will assist in program implementation, coordination, and evaluation. Within these duties, this position is expected to recommend detailed strategies for the protection of personnel, property, and process within University laboratories, studios, and related work areas. This includes conducting safety inspections and testing of life safety systems, conducting worksite inspections/hazard evaluations, and conducting training classes.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
• A Bachelor's degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; AND
• Two years of related professional experience in environmental, health, or safety; OR
• A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
• Experience applying the application of Federal and State regulations or guidelines pertaining to occupational safety in research and teaching laboratories.
• Experience in use and maintenance of database systems, or computer programming.
• Experience working effectively in higher education or other complex organization.

How to Apply:
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, including an online application, a cover letter, resume and answers to supplemental question(s) at

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