Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Laboratory Operations and Safety Specialist
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The College of Science (COS) Dean's Office is seeking to hire an individual as Laboratory Operations and Safety Specialist, reporting to the COS Director of Space Planning and Operations. This position will serve as the lead for a large portfolio of research and teaching science labs in COS and Bouve College. The specialist is responsible for maintaining and improving safety as well as maintaining day-to-day lab operations in both research and teaching labs. Under the supervision of the director, the specialist will be a key advisor in helping to design and build wet labs strategically in order to best accomplish short- and long-term needs
Responsibilities: The Lab Operations and Safety Specialist maintains a large and complex portfolio of wet labs which require positive collaboration with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and leadership. As such this position will be required to manage across various stakeholders and in many cases work with and through others in order to achieve all the position's roles and objectives. The ideal hire will be enthusiastic about science and safety culture and will devise creative ideas to support the enhancement of our environment, keeping safety perpetually in the conversation of our lab workers.
Qualifications: Both a bachelor's degree and at 2 - 5 years of experience working in academic research laboratory safety and/or operations are required. MS/PhD preferred, but not required with demonstrated knowledge of wet lab environments. Written and verbal communication skills are paramount, together with excellent computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook). Strong organizational skills and a problem-solving mindset required. Ability to work well with many different people (students, staff, and faculty) and personalities.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of, and experience with, the culture of research and administrative systems of Northeastern University preferred.
Salary Grade: 11
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.