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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) - Chemical/Industrial Hygiene Officer

Washington University in St. Louis invites nominations and applications for the position of Chemical Hygiene Officer - EH&S.

This is a career defining opportunity for an industrial hygiene professional to lead the chemical hygiene program of one of the leading medical research universities in the U.S.  Washington University’s graduate and undergraduate schools are highly ranked and the research profile of the institution is among the best in the nation.  The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training from the National Institutes of Health; during the 2015 fiscal year, grants and contracts totaling more than $531 million supported faculty research efforts.

Position Summary:
The Chemical Hygiene Officer manages the university’s chemical hygiene and chemical safety programs as required under OSHA, DOT, federal, state and local regulations and is responsible for laboratory inspections, the Reproductive Protection Program, and the OSHA Laboratory Standard Chemical Hygiene Plan program.  The CHO coordinates, or assist in coordination of Environmental Health and Safety training programs including web-based training, the Hazardous Materials Spill Response Safety and Training program, and the Chemical Shipping programs.  The position will serve as the Institutional Biological and Chemical Safety Committee (IBC) chemical/industrial hygiene/toxicology specialist and will do protocol chemical risk assessments. 

Additional areas of responsibilities include supporting the Occupational Safety Office, managing the chemical inventory database system, supporting the Environmental Compliance Office and the EH&S emergency chemical spill response team and emergency preparedness planning.

Required Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor of science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field and professional certification, with a minimum of seven years of chemical safety supervisory experience at a large research or academic institution, or a minimum of a master of science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field, with a minimum of five years of safety supervisory experience.  Professional certifications in Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) or related field, (CIH preferred), CHO (NRCC), CSP, PE, CBSP, CHP.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD science degree in health sciences, basic sciences or related field, professional certification (e.g. CIH, CHO (NRCC), CSP, PE, CBSP, CHP, CHMM) and seven years of safety supervisory experience at a large academic research institution.


  • Retirement Savings Plan 
  • 22 vacation days 
  • 8 Paid Holidays 
  • Sick Time 
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children 
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision 
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flex Spending Plan 
  • Other Benefits

Interested candidates shouldsubmit a professional résumé and a letter of application addressing the responsibilities described in the job description.  Materials should be filed electronically via the university’s employment website by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above - Job #35434

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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