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Safety Mentor

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$52,400 - $90,600

Position Information

The Safety Mentor will implement campus laboratory safety program activities and assist department laboratory personnel in addressing safety issues. Ensures personnel are familiar with safety protocols, knowledgeable of lab-specific procedures and resources. Conducts laboratory safety inspections, hazard assessments; coordinates with departments participating in the self-audit program. Identifies and recommends corrective action as necessary; assist departments in implementation of corrective actions. Assists in the development and delivery of safety training, such as biosafety, bloodborne, and other required trainings. Safety Mentors act as liaisons between EHS and various personnel in addressing common concerns that arise across multiple and various disciplines. Participates as a member of the Emergency Response Team as requested.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of biological and animal labs practices and procedures. Familiarity with various types of research environments and associated safety requirements and protocols.
Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills, ability to develop and provide trainings and presentation;must be able to work independently or in a group setting as needed. Proven ability and willingness to interact with and effectively communicate regulations and instructions to faculty, staff, students and the public. Ability and willingness to achieve objectives and tasks in a timely manner. Strong collaborative style; position requires an inclusive approach to engaging stakeholders in ways that lead to optimal and realized solutions.
Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects.
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.
Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Demonstrated knowledge of standard laboratory procedures and proper use of various types of equipment and handling/storage/disposal of various types of chemicals commonly found in a research setting.
Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications


Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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