About Arc Institute
The Arc Institute is a new scientific institution that conducts curiosity-driven basic science and technology development to understand and treat complex human diseases. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Arc is an independent research organization founded on the belief that many important research programs will be enabled by new institutional models. Arc operates in partnership with Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley.
While the prevailing university research model has yielded many tremendous successes, we believe in the importance of institutional experimentation as a way to make progress. These include:
- Funding: Arc will fully fund Core Investigator’s (PI’s) research groups, liberating scientists from the typical constraints of project-based external grants.
- Technology: Biomedical research has become increasingly dependent on complex tooling. Arc Technology Centers develop, optimize and deploy rapidly advancing experimental and computational technologies in collaboration with Core Investigators.
- Support: Arc aims to provide first-class support—operationally, financially and scientifically—that will enable scientists to pursue long-term high risk, high reward research that can meaningfully advance progress in disease cures, including neurodegeneration, cancer, and immune dysfunction.
- Culture: We believe that culture matters enormously in science and that excellence is difficult to sustain. We aim to create a culture that is focused on scientific curiosity, a deep commitment to truth, broad ambition, and selfless collaboration.
Arc scaled to nearly 100 people in its first year. With $650M+ in committed funding and a state of the art new lab facility in Palo Alto, Arc will continue to grow quickly to several hundred in the coming years.
About the position:
As the EH&S Manager, you will be responsible for the continuous development and maintenance of our safety program and culture as well as oversee the integration of solutions that work to address multiple regulatory requirements and certifying agencies, thus ensuring compliance to rules affecting the chemical hygiene, biosafety, OSHA compliance, medical and hazardous waste and various other local safety and compliance permits and sustainability programs for Arc Institute.
In this position you will:
- Provide safety leadership and EH&S related subject matter expertise that aligns with the operating principles at Arc Institute.
- Lead and develop the EH&S employee safety and onboarding trainings with a focus on efficiency and engagement.
- Develop a safety strategy and carry out safety policies and procedures in accordance with all local, state, federal, and organizational safety requirements. These programs include a bloodborne pathogen program (BBP) and biosafety program, chemical hygiene plan,, radioactive use program, controlled substance program, and other safety programs.
- Ensure Environmental Program Compliance to include air, wastewater, hazardous waste, and stormwater permitting as required, including regulatory permitting.
- Perform job safety analysis/ hazardous waste analysis for new and existing processes.
- Engage in safety inspections and walkthroughs to provide meaningful safety insights and identify continuous improvement opportunities for the labs at Arc.
- Develop and manage EHS management systems to capture chemical inventories, SDS, near-miss reporting, permitting compliance, and incident investigations.
- Oversee and manage medical and hazardous waste programs and contracting vendors.
- Acts as the primary contact to regulatory agencies/government authorities.
- Responsible for the procurement and maintenance of safety equipment/supply inventory to ensure that onsite personnel have adequate protection from workplace hazards.
- Respond to emergency situations involving hazardous materials.
- 5+ years of EHS experience
- Broad knowledge of applicable regulatory frameworks and requirements including OSHA, DEP, EPA, RCRA, DOT, DPH, MWRA, NIH, and NFPA
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize resources, positively influence group behaviors and work with associates to gain consensus on safety best practices.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a dynamic team with a positive attitude, a strong sense of urgency, and a bias towards action.
- Interest in learning new techniques, keeping accurate records, following instructions, and complying with company policies.
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, environmental health, or a related field is required.
The base salary range for this position is $84,000 to $132,000. These amounts reflect the range of base salary that the Institute reasonably would expect to pay a new hire or internal candidate for this position. The actual base compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, internal equity, market conditions, education/training, and skill level, and does not include bonuses, commissions, differential pay, other forms of compensation, or benefits. This position is also eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus, with the amount dependent on individual and institute performance factors.