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Open Positions: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Arvinas is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing new small molecules ‒ known as PROTACs (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeras) ‒ aimed at degrading disease-causing cellular proteins via proteolysis. Based on innovative research conducted at Yale University by Dr. Craig Crews, Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, the company is translating natural protein degradation approaches into novel drugs for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The proprietary PROTAC-based drug paradigm induces protein degradation, rather than protein inhibition, using the ubiquitin proteasome system and offers the advantage of potentially targeting “undruggable” as well as “druggable” elements of the proteome. This greatly expands the ability to create drugs for many new, previously unapproachable targets. For more information, visit www.arvinas.com.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of Strategic Operations, provides guidance in this laboratory operations role and handles hazard assessments as well as unique, one-of-a kind EHS issues that have significant health and safety aspects in support of the company’s research activities The primary focus of this position is to ensure EHS compliance and support of a strong safety culture at Arvinas. Incumbents are expected to regularly exercise discretion utilizing technical knowledge and skills as the designated subject matter expert and handle hazard assessments, identifications and resolution determinations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provides hands-on technical assistance for day-to-day activities in coordination with Triumveratefor all EHS matters.
  • Conducts internal inspections with responsibility to document results on daily, weekly, monthly, or otherwise scheduled routine.
  • Responsible for EHS in performance of hazard assessments. Makes initial determinations, evaluates need for further information and recommends the appropriate hazard controls and implementation methodology.
  • Researches protocol discussions involving occupational, chemical, and biological hazard exposures to ensure design meets regulatory requirements and provides adequate margin of safety.
  • Interfaces with internal and external auditors; implements corrective measures in response to audit findings. in collaboration with operational departments.
  • Establishes protocols to address new issues or innovative research related to regulated materials recognition, evaluation, disposition, handling, removal, packaging, transport, storage and disposal. Researches and interprets requirements in order to comply with regulations and company policy.
  • Develops EHS programs and operations; evaluates quality of services and operational performance; assesses compliance with company policy, local, state and federal regulations through program audits; makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinates with Facilities lab manager to ensure the following are in accordance with EHS policy: organization of lab space, track/ coordinate equipment placement, maintains service records and works closely with accountable scientific staff to schedule service, maintenance of lab equipment and records relating to servicing.
  • Is responsible for proper and accurate recording, tracking, maintenance of documentation including compliance records, regulated material determinations and profiles, shipments, storage, facility inspection reports and audits, resolutions, and training files.
  • Keeps abreast of regulatory issues which may impact the company, including but not limited to EPA, OSHA, DoT, and CT DEP; adapts to meet changing EHS regulatory requirements..
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline along with at least 3 years of related experience in environmental health and safety; or, Bachelor’s degree in Environment Health and Safety or related discipline, and 5 or more years of experience in environmental health and safety discipline or related field.
  • Proven ability to quickly assess situations through problem-solving skills and knowledge of state of the art technology related to EHS discipline.
  • Computer skills commensurate with job responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to promptly respond in-person outside of normal business hours, as needed.
  • Proven ability to quickly assess situations through problem-solving skills and knowledge of state of the art technology related to EHS discipline.
  • Computer skills commensurate with job responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills.

Education

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline along with at least 3 years of related experience in environmental health and safety; or, Bachelor’s degree in Environment Health and Safety or related discipline, and 5 or more years of experience in environmental health and safety discipline or related field.

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision, and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit www.arvinas.com.

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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