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Careers at Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company, is a rapidly growing company that strives to be a leading manufacturer of viral vectors. We are proud to support researchers at any stage of development: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

We are passionate about our mission to help support scientists advance their biomedical research and ultimately to make gene therapy affordable and available to those in need. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for talented people to join our team who share our passion. We value our employees as important contributors to our mission, so we provide opportunities for career growth and encourage employees to develop new skills so they can grow with our company.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vigene Biosciences, A Charles River Company, is an EEO/AA employer. Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at jobs@vigenebio.com and let us know your request and contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be acknowledged from this email address. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

Benefits

  • Healthcare benefits (Medical and Dental/Vision Insurance)
  • 100% Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Plan with Safe Harbor Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dependent Care and Commuter/Transit FSA
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Fun, collaborative environment

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Job Title
Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
Location
Rockville,  MD 20850
Other Location
Description

Title: Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Department: Facilities & Engineering

Reports to: Director, Facilities & Engineering

Location: Rockville, MD

Company Overview

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an award winning CDMO that provides viral vector-based gene delivery services and products for research and clinical applications. We are proud to support scientists at any stage of research: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes thousands of scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Job Summary

Assures that all units are properly equipped and that personnel within each unit are trained and supervised to perform their duties safely. In addition, the incumbent will direct usage, services, and maintenance of office space and laboratory facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct all environmental, health, and safety (EHS) efforts and communications
  • Manage benchmark assessment ensuring proper controls (engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment (PPE)) are developed, implemented, and maintained to protect the staff and the environment from workplace hazards
  • Manage the development, implementation, and update of safety policy, procedures, and manuals
  • Ensure compliance and reporting to federal, state, and local municipalities; maintain records of all agency filings
  • Directs safety training, and maintain safety training records
  • Manage emergency evacuation procedure, chemical inventory, equipment system, building access cards, Work Orders, incident reporting/investigation procedure, emergency response, medical surveillance, exposure control plan, chemical hygiene plan, hazards communications, waste management, personal protective equipment (PPE), safety inspections, regulatory audits, etc.
  • Direct effort to provide the necessary office/desk area as per staff planning efforts
  • Assure that all units are properly equipped and that personnel within each unit are trained and supervised to perform duties safely
  • Coordinate service maintenance agreements and custodial contract to ensure facilities are equipped, kept up to standard, and functional
  • Organize equipment relocation or disposal
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervisory Responsibilites

  • EHS personnel

Qualifications for the Job

  • B.S. with 3-5 years related experience
  • Experience in a biotechnological environment required
  • OSHA 10/30 – General Industry required
  • Experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), current Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) required
  • Authorized to legally work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Key Compentencies

  • Good computer and project management skills
  • Microsoft Office experience preferred, including SharePoint

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to walk the facility
  • Subject to hot/cold climate-temperatures
  • Travel between sites in the Rockville area

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
We have established multiple policies to protect our employees' health & safety while allowing essential operations to continue following social-distancing & PPE guidelines.

Required Skills

GMP
Bachelor
OSHA 10/30
GLP
Environmental Health & Safety
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