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Assistant Director Lab Safety

Apply now Job no: 501607
Department: Institutional Relations
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Director Lab Safety

 $45,000 - $55,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

The Assistant Director for Lab Safety engages in laboratory space inspections, creates inspection templates, inspection reports, and performs routine and non-routine administrative tasks to assist the operation goals for the Research Ethics & Integrity program (REI).

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Assistant Director for Lab Safety, under the supervision of the Director of Research Ethics & Integrity, will work closely with Environmental Health and Safety to undertake an initial review of all laboratory space on campus for identification of legacy chemicals for disposal, for storage of chemicals and biologicals currently in use, and for implementation of long-term good practices. The role would then undertake semi-annual inspections of every teaching and research lab space, work closely with instructors and lab personnel to address areas of concern, and ensure requisite biological safety inspections are conducted for compliance with federal funders.

Minimum Qualifications:

For appointment as an Assistant Director a bachelors degree or higher is required. Candidates
must be authorized to work in the United States on a fulltime and indefinite basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Assistant Director for Lab Safety requires a bachelor’s degree. Candidates must have the ability to perform lab inspections, to maintain accurate documentation, and be able to effectively communicate results of the inspection to faculty, staff, administrators and/or students. The
Assistant Director for Lab Safety will obtain any necessary certifications and retain certificates through continuing education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Sutton at Screening of applications will begin March 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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