At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Science, Respect, Courage and Collaboration and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.


You will provide support for the company’s EH&S strategic vision, direction, and infrastructure in the South San Francisco location.  This role is responsible for ensuring operational standards meet local, state, and federal compliance requirements.


  • Implement, maintain and improve established safety programs, related to office and laboratory environments
  • Maintain and improve EH&S programs, including policies, procedures, and basic governance to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations as well as industry standard practices and expectations
  • Maintain all EH&S related licenses, permits, logs, and inspection reports, including those related to building and fire codes, environmental codes, and laboratory practices
  • Maintain site records including MSDS and Hazardous Waste logs
  • Support safety program elements, deliver training and provide day-to-day coaching, feedback, and direction to departments or employees on relevant Safety Programs
  • Manage the investigation, corrective actions, and reporting of incidents and accidents
  • Analyze, audit, and inspect workplace environments (e.g. office, warehouse, laboratory, and manufacturing) to identify compliance issues, potential health and safety risks, and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Perform regular checks on safety equipment, including eye wash stations, showers, and first aid consumables
  • Work with leadership to facilitate risk management decisions
  • Be the primary point-of-contact for company related health and safety issues and emergencies, including on-call events
  • Stay current on safety related regulatory requirements (OSHA) and technical issues, and use relevant information to implement programs, achieve compliance and minimize risks.
  • Coordinate response and recovery operations for emergency situations and disaster recovery
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of appropriate response plans
  • Review the status and evaluate the effectiveness of our safety programs and drive results in areas of needed improvements.
  • Develop and present compliance tracking programs and metrics
  • Interact with local and state regulatory agencies and authorities and first responders for disaster recovery events pertaining to site health and safety protocols


  • BA or BSc or equivalent in EH&S Management, Engineering, Engineering Sciences, or related discipline; or
  • Certified within OSHA affiliated certification programs (NEBOSH, IOSH, IRCA etc.). ASP/CSP/CIH/OHST or qualifications to be certified is a plus or to be obtained within the first 6 months of employment


  • 4 - 7 years safety experience including at least 3 years site EHS support or collaboration in a pharmaceutical laboratory or manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with city, county & state offices dealing with industrial and hazmat permitting functions for biotechnical operations
  • Experience with laboratory and manufacturing practices in the biotechnology, life sciences, or health care industry
  • Proven experience in supporting the building and implementing EH&S infrastructure, programs, and policies


  • Knowledge and application of environmental health and safety regulations and familiarity with EH&S regulatory agencies’ protocols (e.g. OSHA, NIH, EPA, DEP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of chemical hygiene, industrial hygiene, biological safety, and ergonomic programs with a track record and understanding of facility decontamination protocols and practices
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Demonstrated ability to execute; strong bias for action
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, including effective presentation skills and training delivery skills; ability to mentor and lead others

At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.

Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.”
We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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