Zymergen is unlocking new sources of molecular diversity, which enables us to make new products to meet industry’s greatest needs
Sr. Manager Environmental Health and Safety- Chemical Hygiene
We partner with nature to create never-before imagined products and materials. We are catalyzing a new industrial revolution, creating a vibrant, sustainable future through biology.
Job Description and Specific Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of Health and Safety in Zymergen Inc. product development and chemical safety program. The key responsibilities of this position are to support new products through reducing the risk of injury/illness and minimize adverse events through the use of sound safety and health controls. Specific oversight will include but is not limited to overseeing the development of SDS’s, support the development of OEL’s and OEB’s, chemical hygiene/lab safety, hazard evaluation, product stewardship, data interpretation, hazard communication, personal protective equipment evaluation, incident investigation, and hazardous materials shipping. Additionally, The Candidate will serve as a subject matter expert in new product development. The candidate will advise on health and safety requirements during the lifecycle development. The Candidate will serve as a direct liaison with management, legal, quality, researchers, chemists, CRO’s, CMO’s, employees, and visitors/contractors, as well as EHS regulatory authorities.
Immediate responsibilities include:
Safety and health experience in chemical and/or biological manufacturing is a must. Experience with research & development is preferred.
Experience in pharmaceutical, industrial hygiene, chemical exposure control, biosafety, program development, training, management system implementation, remediation, and conducting EHS compliance.
MS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar is required
Ph.D. in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences a plus
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Zymergen may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills for this job.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Founded in 2013 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. We deliver better economics for products made from biology that are used across industries, bring new products to market faster, and develop novel products. Our proprietary platform uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. For more information visit www.zymergen.com.