Research Safety Manager
Qatar Foundation
Doha
منذ 1 يوم
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DohaJob PurposeTo lead the overall safety program at HBKU Research facilities and satellite laboratories.Key Result AreasDevelop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive safety program at the research complex and satellite laboratoriesLead and supervise the safety personnel comprising of experts in technical safety, health safety, environmental safety, chemicals safety and safety trainingOversee the development of a safety manual for each laboratory completing commissioning and beginning operationTake action if a laboratory does not meet all the safety requirements and if necessary, approve shut-down of the lab until safety requirements are metDevelop and lead a safety inspection / audit program to ensure safety measures are in placeInvestigate and provide recommendations and lessons learnt from each safety incident and near miss incident in the research facilities and affiliated laboratoriesDeliver presentations during executive meetings to highlight the safety program, point out any deficiencies and shortcomings as well as highlight any safety concernsOversee the safety training program being administered by the safety team and ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programParticipate, review and advise on lab designs and modifications, to ensure safety is built into the design, building safety systems, codes and standards are met, fire safety codes are met and chemicals, gases & toxic materials safety is incorporatedEnsure required hazard reviews are conductedParticipate in technical meetings, commissioning meetings and activitiesAward laboratories that have been commissioned and have met the safety requirements permit to start research operationsCoordinate environmental safety at the facility overall and also specific to each laboratory including hazardous materials handling and disposal, waste disposal, and exhaust systemsOther reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisorOperating Environment, Framework, and BoundariesThe work will be at the research facility and satellite laboratories.

Position will be on call at all times.Occasional work outside of normal working hours.Compliance with all relevant HBKU and HSSE policies and procedures, regulatory / best practice protocols as well as national and governmental research compliance protocols and procedures.

  • Communications and Working RelationshipsSupervisor - frequent contact to provide progress reports and to collaborate on planningContractors & service providers - oversee and coordinate the work at the research facilitiesResearchers - works closely to ensure safe practices are implemented, safety manuals are available, safety focal point is assigned, and required safety trainings are completedHBKU Management - works to keep them up to speed on safety programs, highlights incidents and lessons learnt, present regular safety presentations during executive meetingsDesign and construction contractors - work closely to capture safety requirements for new labs and facilities, safety design review of labs being remodeled, to ensure design compliance to safety standards and Good Manufacturing Practices / Good Laboratory Practices (GMP / GLP) regulationsProblem Solving & ComplexityEvaluates, compares and relates information from across the businessIdentifies broader implications of proposed solutions across the organizationUses own experience and evidence from theory, other industries and technologies to identify problems and understand situationsReviews existing policy to enable effective problem solving and judgment by the teamDecision Making Authority & ResponsibilityExhibits sound judgment to anticipate potential implications of all decisions;
  • balances benefits and risks and identifies areas of uncertaintyEvaluates information by penetrating questions, thus ensuring complete information is available to make an informed decisionArrives at well-researched decisions that balance quality service and costEncourages and supports appropriate risk taking by subordinates when making decisionsMinimum Knowledge, Skills & ExperienceBachelor's degree in a related discipline.

  • Master's degree preferred8-10 years of relevant full-time work experience and safety management in research and development laboratoriesOutstanding knowledge of safety management & requirements in research and laboratory facilitiesFamiliar with laboratory management system softwareExperience with managing a safety group specializing in various lab safety functionsConsiderable knowledge of risk management practices and of R&D practicesExcellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely;
  • Arabic proficiency is an advantageProficiency in MS Office applicationsHow to ApplyPlease submit your completed application (CV, cover letter and the names of three references with their full contact information) via the following link : Click here to applyDeadlineReview of applications is expected to begin soon and continue until the position is filled and shortlist will be contacted for interviews.

    RemunerationHBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an education allowance, furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, air tickets, and medical insurance.

    HBKU is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

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