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Requisition ID:  9906

Laboratory Safety Manager - Radiological & Environmental Management

Job Summary

The successful candidate for this position will coordinate and conduct training and consultation for University staff and students relative to the safe; handling, disposal, use and/or maintenance of laboratory chemicals, equipment, respiratory protective equipment, the proper use of fume hoods and other and other hazards in university laboratories.  Assist with hazard assessment development, advise employees in safety and regulatory compliance, and recommend remediation as necessary.  Serve as a member of the University Chemical and Laboratory Safety Committee. Serve as Laboratory Chemical Safety Manager in support of Radiological & Environmental Management staff members, research principal investigators and laboratory personnel. Specialize in Industrial Hygiene. Work independently to functionally manage Chemical Hygiene Plan and make recommendations for consideration by the Chemical and Laboratory Safety Committee.  Cross-train with other areas of Radiological and Environmental Management. May involve exposure to heights, extreme temperatures, hazardous chemicals, and enclosed spaces.  Subject to 24-hour callback.


  • Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry or related science  
  • Two years’ experience in laboratory or research setting required with knowledge of safety and health regulations preferred
  • Knowledge of EPA/OSHA requirements for chemical management and safety
  • Strong analytical skills and training skills
  • Must be able to lift and carry 10 to 25 lbs. frequently, and up to 40 lbs. occasionally


  • Ph.D.
  • ASP, CSP, CIH or related certifications  

Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • This position requires 24-hour call-back for emergencies
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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