Pharmacyclics, LLC

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

General Position Summary/Purpose

Under the direction of the EHS Associate Director, provide guidance on EHS matters to employees and contractors and exercise communication, training and consultation skills to successfully implement programs, policies and positive safety culture. Responsible for the development, implementation, support and maintenance of specific environment, health and safety (EHS) programs as assigned to ensure regulatory compliance and conformance with the company's EHS Management System. This position will create programs, policies, procedures, hazard assessments and training materials in both manufacturing and R&D functions.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development and implementation of strategic programs, plans, policies and procedures to protect all plant personnel, facilities and the environment.
  • Interprets, communicates and implements programs, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable EHS regulations, corporate standards and Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • Implement EHS programs and initiatives including, but not limited to:
    • Hazard identification/risk assessment and planning/implementation of controls
    • High hazard control (Lockout Tagout, confined space, work permits, overhead hoists, machine guarding, electrical safety, fall protection, powered industrial trucks)
    • Ergonomic job safety analysis
    • Contractor/construction EHS management
    • Industrial hygiene
    • Chemical safety/hazard communication
    • Emergency preparedness and response

  • Injury investigations to determine root cause and analysis and reporting of leading and lagging safety performance indicators to drive corrective actions.
  • Develops and delivers EHS training on a wide variety of general safety topics such as hazard communication, contractor safety, emergency response and various physical safety programs.


  • B.S. in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, biological science, or related sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in safety, environmental, industrial hygiene, health physics, or biological safety in the pharmaceutical manufacturing or R&D environment. Professional certifications in EHS preferred.
  • Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, interacting with regulatory agencies and external organizations and managing cross functional teams
  • Development of practical, applicable standards and/or policies that meet business objectives. Technical expertise in the EHS functions as well as technical writing and business communications.
  • Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to successfully manage project and programs.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, and effective verbal communications and well-developed written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, delegate, and follow-up on work flow in a team environment to meet departmental goals and objectives
  • Well organized and have excellent attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Proven ability to use email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and databases

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