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Posting Date
Expiry Date
28/09/2017 901-2017-09-12T13:15:09
Safety Officer - Lab
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Central Laboratories
Job Purpose

This position holder will support biological activities within University of Sharjah to provide a safe and compliant biological research and teaching environment.

Main accountabilities & expectations

  • Developing the biosafety policy and procedures.
  • Developing biosafety educational materials and ensure materials are relevant, up-to-date, and compliant with all standards and regulations.
  • Providing biological safety advice to the Central Labs personnel
  • Ensuring staff compliance with safety policies and procedures by performing regular online safety inspections, and submitting reports of such inspections to the Central Labs Director and provide recommendations on how to correct hazardous conditions.
  • Investigating laboratory accidents and documenting accident reports
  • Assist supervisors in identifying training needs within the Central Labs, to ensure the competence of workers to carry out the work safely.
  • Developing the biosafety cabinet and autoclave certification programs.
  • Advise on waste disposal policy and procedures.
  • Provide laboratory personnel with personal protective equipment to assure the safe performance of their work
  • Purchasing all safety supplies and equipment required for the Central Labs.
Job Specific Accountabilities Not Applicable for now
Required Skills Not Applicable for now
Preferred Qualification & Experience

    1. Excellent English communication skills (Oral and Writing)
    2. Excellent computer driving skills (ICDL is recommended).
    3. Hardworking, motivated, team oriented and willing to work under pressure.
    4. Organization and time management skills.
    5. Skills in using a variety of hand and laboratory tools
    6. Lab Safety certificates.
    7. Bachelor of Sciences in Biology, Biotechnology or Medical Sciences

    8. 3 years experience in the field of laboratory biological safety.

    9. Knowledge of  best practices on laboratory biological safety

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

Behavioral Competency Description
Integrity & Respect
  • Adherence to laws and regulations.
  • Regular attendance and adherence to official working hours.
  • Accepting the observations and instructions from the superiors.
  • Ability to develop self-capacity.
  • Ability to learn modern techniques and changes in work.
  • Adapt to new situations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and teamwork spirt to get the job done.
  • Understanding the knowledge and skills related to the job.
Conflict Management
  • Adapt to new situations.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of the work and not disclosing it.
  • Self-confidence, responsibility and good behavior.
Accountability & Accuracy
  • Accuracy, seriousness and workmanship.
  • Accomplish work on time
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all

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