Laboratory & EHS Specialist I

Location
Cambridge
Posted
Jul 08, 2021
Ref
5379400002
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
JOB PURPOSE

The Laboratory & EHS Specialist, reporting to the Head of Laboratory Operations, is responsible for supporting Cambridge laboratories in daily operations and serving as a site representative for EHS. You will be a critical point of contact for lab users/stewards: facilitating the development of standard lab expectations and safety policies; fielding service requests and safety reports, executing or assigning tasks to others as appropriate ; working with stakeholders and external support to implement scalable service models.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as a member of the Cambridge LFO team, local and cross-site safety committees, and main point of contact for lab stewards. Responsibilities include:
  • Laboratory Operations
    • Assist in developing relationships and communication paths between the Lab Operations team and Cambridge lab user groups to continually improve lab operations service models.
    • Triage , respond, and/or route service requests from lab users regarding safety, lab equipment, space, lab supplies, bio/chem inventory and waste. Perform daily walks of lab spaces to collect feedback from lab users as well.
    • Assist in implementation of vendor managed inventory for lab consumables, then provide oversight and direction to vendor technicians regarding supply types, locations, and stock levels.
    • In collaboration with stakeholders and peers, develop standard task lists and standard operating procedures to ensure that Cambridge laboratories are clean, organized, and well-maintained.
    • Assist in developing RACI for laboratory task categories, coordinating with the Head of Lab Operations, lab stewards, the Facilities team, and external service providers.
    • Maintain Lab Asset tracking system for asset lifecycle management and ensure data accuracy for maintenance/calibration scheduling
    • Assist in managing service contracts for instrumentation calibration as needed until instrumentation group and R&Rs are fully defined
    • Lead periodic pipette calibration activities, scheduling with lab users and partnering with internal or external resources for execution of calibration.
  • EHS
    • Conduct assessments, audits, and inspections, identifying areas of risk or non-compliance and recommend solutions to the appropriate decision-maker
    • Execute on assigned follow-ups and corrective actions in a timely manner
    • Assist with maintaining records and complete necessary documentation
    • Participate in the development and delivery of EHS trainings, identifying opportunities for improvement as Sana's needs evolve
    • Respond to safety communications (e.g. Safety Reports) by gathering information and escalating details upwards to the appropriate decision-maker
    • Coordinate with relevant vendors and contractors to ensure execution of work (e.g. overseeing hazardous waste pickups) and accurate delivery of service(s)
    • Conduct evaluations or reviews for various projects (e.g. onboarding of new equipment, ergonomics , etc. ) and escalate roadblocks and/or concerns to appropriate decision-maker
  • Demonstrate Sana's core values and the attributes that support these core values (Lead from every seat, Thrive as a team, Make it happen)

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications
  • 2-4 years of demonstrated laboratory operations and EHS experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical research or development environment
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety risks, standard policies and programs. Prior experience with handling and/or classifying hazardous waste
  • Demonstrated highly effective communication and organization skills
  • Ability to develop creative solutions, educate others and implement corrective actions in meaningful, pragmatic ways.
  • Proven collaborative and teamwork skills and experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be a creative and proactive problem solver ; keen ability to anticipate needs in a lab environment, solving problems with sound judgment
  • Experience managing and prioritizing inputs from diverse stakeholders to deploy a plan that meets the needs of the business
  • Ability to work independently
  • Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job function for this position and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person, subject to certain exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Chemical Inventory Management Systems (such as Chem Inventory, Jagger, Chemical Safety, MSDSOnline, or others)
  • Experience with Vendor Managed Inventory systems
  • Experience teaching or conducting trainings

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • This position requires 24-hour response availability for emergency situations

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling
  • Ability to move and lift boxes and equipment up to 45 lbs


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients.

The Company is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. We cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short and long term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually.