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Lab Safety Specialist

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Pfizer Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 3 months ago

The Laboratory Safety Specialist is primarily responsible for providing technical EHS support to Cambridge Research Units and Partner Lines to ensure compliance with regulatory and Pfizer EHS requirements. This support is largely provided through the design, implementation and improvement of EHS programs applicable to laboratory operations such as Chemical Hygiene and Handling Asphyxiants. The Lab Safety Specialist will also be responsible for implementing important aspects of the EHS management system such as risk assessments, inspections, investigations and training. This position requires a 'hands-on approach' to ensure organizational compliance with applicable regulatory and Pfizer EHS standards and continuous improvement of EHS performance.


  • Implement the laboratory chemical hygiene plan including risk assessment, chemical inventory management and hazard communication, asphyxiant management, and personal protective equipment assessments.

  • Assist the Pfizer GO Massachusetts Radiation Safety Officer with local implementation of the radiation safety program including radioisotope receipt, radiation area surveys and audits

  • Implement management systems and programs to ensure compliance with all Pfizer and regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinate laboratory EHS inspections and track action items to closure

  • Conduct equipment risk assessments

  • Conduct Reproductive Health risk assessments

  • Investigate laboratory injuries, illnesses and incidents

  • Design and implement EHS training and awareness materials

  • Identify and implement best practices to improve laboratory EHS performance

  • Participate in site-wide programs implemented by EHS such as emergency response.

  • Participate and support key committees such as the site EHS committee, IACUC and IBC.

  • Establish an effective network to enable delivery of effective risk management solutions


  • Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, physical or biological sciences

  • Master's degree preferred

  • Active membership in at least one relevant professional body, ideally with a formal continuous professional development requirement

  • Minimum of five years' experience implementing a laboratory safety program in a biopharma or related setting.

  • Possesses an excellent understanding of environmental, health, and safety principles, lab safety programs and key processes such as risk assessment, inspections, audits and investigations.

  • Ability to independently assess laboratory risks and programs and sensitively communicate/collaborate with line management on appropriate risk measures

  • Demonstrated working knowledge Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance requirements associated with laboratory safety

  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated/self-starter with ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Responsive, customer service attitude

  • Excellent training and presentation skills, techniques, applications and practices

  • Skilled proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel and Word

  • Working knowledge of the biopharmaceuticals industry

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: September 5, 2018
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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