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Harvard University Associate Industrial Hygienist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65825BRAuto req ID:65825BRJob Code:396056 Environmental Health & Safety Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Industrial HygienistSub-Unit:Environmental Health & Safety Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial hygiene, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, engineering or other related discipline is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with IH monitoring equipment, local exhaust and general room ventilation systems, chemical properties data, chemical inventory systems, or related fields. Education, internships and training may count towards experience.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple assignments with diverse clients in different academic lab research areas (e.g., engineering, robotics, biology, chemistry).

  • Strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail and the ability to work independently, are required.

  • Must be able to use database applications, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint and Teams.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Technology Skills Required

Experience in chemical data review/entry and statistical data management is preferred. Experience with the Gasmet DX4040 or Miran SapphIRe infrared spectrometers as well as other Industrial Hygiene equipment such as the TSI Velocicalc and TSI Portacount is a plus.

Special Requirements

Participates in EH&S Emergency Response Team on rotating basis (estimated at 6 to 7 times per year), as a cross-trained EH&S staff member, will be required to carry a mobile phone and respond to emergencies during non-business hours with other EHS staff.

Department:103721Pre-Employment Screening:DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, IdentitySchedule:Monday-Friday

8am to 5pmJob Function:Technical Position Description:

  • Test chemical fume hoods and other exposure capture devices (ECDs) such as snorkels and ventilated enclosures.

  • Manage and maintain IH equipment as well as assist in updating IH equipment inventory control, set-up, calibration, use, and analysis guides.

  • Support general lab ventilation assessments.

  • Gather information about chemical inventories, benchtop processes and/or equipment setups for conducting Laboratory Inhalation Risk Assessment (LIRA).

  • Collect and assess lab experimental protocols for Laboratory Inhalation Risk Assessment (LIRA) baseline field assessments.

  • Collect air samples (direct reading instruments, sampling pumps, passive vapor badges, etc.) to assess ambient lab air quality.

  • Assist Lab Ventilation Program Manager in analyzing and managing sampling data.

  • Generate air sampling reports.

  • Conduct respirator fit testing.

  • Support the management of chemical and product safety data sheet database.

  • Assist with EH&S project and program work, as needed.

School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:

Ability to carry up to 40 lbs of equipment in a backpack or by its handle. Must be physically fit and mentally alert at all times. Must be able to frequently walk up and down five flights of stairs. Must be able to routinely walk around campus and remain standing for many hours per day. Must have sufficient mobility, dexterity, and endurance to perform field visits. Must be able to access any area of the University to perform job duties.

Working Conditions:

Emergency Status Designation: Critical Operations Personnel

Pre-Employment Screening: DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Identity, Employment

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Job Summary:

The Associate Industrial Hygienist (IH) provides Industrial Hygiene support to the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EH&S). Primary responsibilities include providing technical and field support to the EH&S Laboratory Ventilation Management Program (LVMP). The position will participate in a variety of industrial hygiene and lab safety tasks and will report to the Lab Ventilation Program Manager. Duties may include acting as a customer liaison between Department Laboratory Safety Officers, Facilities Management & EH&S. This position also provides emergency response support on a team rotation basis. This position is based primarily in Cambridge, Boston, and Allston, offering flexible hours with the requirement of being on-site between 10 AM and 3 PM on most days. It’s an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates seeking to jump start their careers!

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-GJ1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.