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Valhalla, New York
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Health & Safety Assistant

New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College & University system and one of the nation's largest health sciences universities, is seeking an Environmental Health & Safety Assistant. 

The EH&S Assistant will play a key role in supporting New York Medical College’s comprehensive environmental, safety, and research compliance programs for the entire NYMC campus, including the coordination of research and laboratory safety initiatives and monitoring research activities conducted in laboratories or hazardous areas.

The Environmental Health & Safety Assistant will be responsible for: 

  • Conducting safety training for faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis;
  • Assisting in the management of records and documentation, including training records, waste manifests, SDSs, safety equipment certifications, chemical inventories, and lab signage;
  • Laboratory safety program support;
  • Conducting worksite inspections, audits, investigations for various compliance programs. Help with identifying potential risks and with recommending appropriate solutions and ensuring that corrective actions have been implemented;
  • Support of the radiation safety program;
  • Producing SOPs;
  • Contributing to NYMC EEH&S social networking efforts;
  • Assisting in strengthening NYMC’s sustainability efforts by helping to create and implement new programs;
  • Rotating in departmental emergency/off-hours “on-call;”
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter, capable of working independently and as a team member. Strong interpersonal and excellent communication required. Must be extremely detail-oriented and be capable of communicating technical issues to a diverse clientele. Must possess excellent time management skills and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing a range of tasks and responsibilities. Ability to leverage critical thinking skills for creative problem solving. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Must be able to use iPad/iPhone applications. 

Education and Desired Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Preferably 1+ year work experience in environmental health & safety field (e.g. biosafety, chemical safety, radiation safety) in a college or university setting

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license,  and be able to respond to matters of urgency, sometimes after normal working hours.

Please submit  cover letter detailing your interest in this position as well as a current resume by clicking the "Apply for this job" link above. 

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) is one of the oldest and largest private health sciences universities in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, 3,000 faculty members, and 12,000 alumni. 

NYMC is the leading academic and biomedical research university between New York City and the state capital of Albany, New York. NYMC, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County in the picturesque lower Hudson Valley region of New York State just 30 minutes north of New York City.

NYMC offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. As the leading academic and biomedical research institution between New York City and Albany, the school manages more than $34 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease and the neurosciences. 

NYMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). 

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