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Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (on-site)
17 days ago
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
17 days ago
Job Function
Science And Technology


Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC/EPC) is a major biomedical research institution with locations at the Main Center on Emory University campus and 117-acre Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, EPC is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at

This position will manage the overall Occupational Health and Safety Program at the Emory National Primate Research Center. The program includes the oversight of occupational health, biosafety, chemical safety, and radiation safety. Will work with University EHSO to implement mandated Federal and State laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (EHS) policies and programs to support operations within Emory University and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensures that EHS programs under their responsibility are in line with the department and university's vision and are integrated with, fully cooperative and in harmony with the other programs within the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
  • Serves as a professional resource on EHS issues.
  • Frequent interaction and information sharing with other Assistant Directors/Managers is essential.

  • Manages the EPC EHS office, supervises, hires, and evaluates staff within the department.
  • Conducts hazard risk assessments and provides oversight for activities involving infectious agents, biosafety/animal biosafety level 3 containment, recombinant DNA, radioactive isotopes, and hazardous chemicals at EPC.
  • Participates in National Primate Research Centers Occupational Health and Safety NIH Consortium.
  • Assist in preparation of relevant areas of EPC base grant submission and AAALAC program description.
  • Works closely with the Emory University office of Occupational Health as well as the Infectious Disease physician to provide onsite care for occupational exposures, illnesses, and injuries.
  • Provides exposure, illness, and injury reports to the EPC safety committee.
  • Provides oversight for the center wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and is a member of the SOP committee.
  • Works closely with the Division of Animal Resources, Administration and Research partners and counterparts throughout the organization to generate and manage a comprehensive occupational health and safety program.
  • Represents the EPC Occupational Health and Safety office at the university and the health and safety community.

  • Conduct on-site occupational health and safety risk assessments.
  • Facilitate exposure response program and follow up with risk assessment.
  • Collaborates with Infectious Disease MD to provide post exposure prophylaxis and follow up.
  • Track and trend EPC employee incidents and evaluate trends.
  • Oversees immunization assessments, (i.e., vaccinia, yellow fever, Hepatitis B).
  • Oversees hazard exposure monitoring and reporting (i.e., isoflurane, ETO, hearing, formaldehyde).

  • Master's degree or higher in environmental engineering, public health, occupational health and safety or other appropriate science-related field of study (i.e., chemistry) required.
  • Seven years' experience in management of EHS professional and technical staff or equivalent combination of experience, education and training is accepted.
  • Professional Board Certification preferred. Examples include:
    • CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist)
    • CHP (Certified Health Physicist)
    • CSP (Certified Safety Professional)
    • BSP (Biosafety Professional)
    • CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager)
    • PE (Professional Engineer), etc.

  • Master's degree in nursing, public health or other appropriate science-related field and/or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • PreferredProfessional board certification:
    • Nurse (RN) - Most Preferred
    • Advanced Practice Nurse (NP)
    • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)

The ideal candidate should be professional, personable, motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research. Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. This is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.


Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.


Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Job ID: 74132112
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