Safety Coordinator (Laboratory Executive)

Updated: 24 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Safety Coordinator (Laboratory Executive) - 00DKQ 



To provide safety oversight, management and support to the Principal Investigators, Core Facilities & Central Lab Operations at CSI.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secretariat for CSI Safety Committee.

  • First point of contact for the Institute's staff and students on all Safety & Health (S&H) matters, to provide guidance, advice and technical assistance to all related parties to ensure compliance with statutory and other requirements.

  • Communicate safety updates to all related parties.

  • Main liaison with OSHE on all S&H matters pertaining to the Institute including following up on all safety related issues arising.

  • Implement, monitor, plan, coordinate and implement safety management system on site to adopt S&H best practices in the Institute.

  • Training - Conduct safety training, safety promotion and safety drills.

  • Review & Documentation.

  • Monitor and keep track of new staff training records and Hep B vaccination records for staff/student.

  • Review and update institute documents periodically (e.g. risk assessment, SOP, policy, etc).

  • Advise and assist with all license application/renewal/termination.

  • Conduct accident/incident reporting and investigation, generate report with corrective actions after root cause analysis.

  • Conduct lab inspection regularly to Identity and assess any unsafe condition in the worksite/work practice and to recommend practicable measures to remedy the work condition/practice.

  • Maintain and document all safety related files.

    • Safety Audits, Inspections & Duties.

  • Conduct various document inspection on labs to ensure compliance with NUS requirement and legal requirement.

  • Arrange audit schedule and conduct internal audit for labs, to prepare institute and labs for external inspection.

    • Accident/Incident Inquiry & Report - Assist Safety Committee and FSHO to conduct investigation and inquiries into accidents/incidents at CSI labs and by CSI staff.

    • Any Other Duties - Ad-hoc job duties as assigned by management.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, biomedical sciences, molecular biology, virology or other related disciplines is required

    • APBA Biosafety Coordinator certification and other relevant safety certifications preferred.

    Technical skills

    • 2-3 years of relevant experience in biological safety is a must, chemical safety knowledge is preferred.

    • Progressive EHS experience in academic research laboratory processes, equipment and facilities is preferred, or otherwise pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry with direct responsibility for EHS program development and management.

    • Working knowledge of key local legislations and guidelines (e.g. WSHA, NEA, BATA and SCDF) required.

    • Prepared to take responsibility to ensure adherence of institute to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution to the scope of their influence.

    • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

    • Demonstrates ability to communicate complex technical issues to diverse clients.

    • Demonstrates excellent report writing and analytical skills.

    • Meticulous with document management.

    • Detailed knowledge of essential function and job duties assigned to other EHS positions.

    • Proven expertise in laboratory based risk assessments.

    • Basic knowledge of emergency response program management as it relates to biological agent or chemical spills.

    Essential soft skills

    • A strong passion for creating a safety working environment.

    • Comfortable to work in a cross-cultural team.

    • Proactive, and demonstrate strong self-motivation, high energy, “can do" work ethic.

    • Able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadline requirements, work independently and work as part of a team.

    • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills.

    • Proficient in written and spoken English.

    • Strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail, are required.

    • Proven experience working collaboratively across different entities within the university as well as independently, making sound decisions with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between entities within the university.

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality on all issues related to the position.
    • Ability to foster collaboration and consensus building among colleagues in an international workplace.

    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of professionalism, courtesy and cooperation in dealing with team, regulators, and all levels of managements, even under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual situations, or situations in which working speed and sustained attention is critical.

    : Executive and Administrative
    Primary Location
    : Kent Ridge
    : Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
    :  Full-time - Fixed Term (Contract)
    Job Posting
    : 21/09/2020, 2:30:12 AM 

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