University Health Network Research Safety Coordinator in Toronto, Ontario

Research Safety Coordinator - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #793978

Position: Research Safety Coordinator

Site: Hydro Place 700 University Avenue

Department: Research Facilities Planning & Safety

Reports to: Manager

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy

Status: Permanent Full-Time

As Research Safety Coordinator , reporting to the Research Safety Manager and Senior Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to: maintaining and coordinating safety programs in a basic and clinical research setting; assisting with the development of safety literature/departmental process, research personnel support, support for incident response/investigation; provision of safety training, biosafety review of research projects, research area inspections/audit; coordinating multiple/simultaneous small scale projects for assigned user groups; performing quality management responsibilities; performing data management/communication and administrative responsibilities; performing cross-functional and other duties consistent with the job classification as assigned and/or as requested. A key responsibility will include the development and maintenance of a safety program, including standard operating procedures and guidelines, in a dynamic research environment incorporating mechanical lifts/hoists, robotics, imaging, lasers and sophisticated machine, electronic, plastics and wood-working shops. Intra-city travel is a periodic requirement.


  • At minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in Science/Engineering degree or recognized equivalent

  • Minimum five (5) years' related experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge and/or experience in safety and use of: mechanical lifts/hoists, mechanical and electrical machinery

  • Understanding of mechanical design, electrical design and related software

  • Understanding and/or experience in laboratory safety program such as biosafety, chemical safety, laser safety, mechanical & electrical safety and general safety in a basic and/or clinical research setting

  • Experience in development and maintenance of training programs for large and small audiences, with strong presentation abilities incorporating multiple delivery methods: oral, multi-media & hands-on demonstration skills.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and/or experience in developing standard operating procedures and safety literature

  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills

  • Experience in project management an asset

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line.You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: November 17, 2016 Closing Date: December 1, 2016

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.