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Executive, Laboratory Operations (Facilities & Infrastructure)

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities. 

We are seeking highly motivated candidate for a Laboratory Operations (Facilities & Infrastructure) Executive position available at the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE). The successful candidate will be part of the Laboratory Management team, which oversees laboratory support operations, infrastructure and facilities management, and workplace safety & health, in this multi-disciplinary Research Centre of Excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • To respond to end-user’s complaint and feedback on infrastructure and faults in services promptly. Contact the University’s Fault Reporting Centre or external contractor(s), coordinate and follow-up on any faults or incidents relating to SCELSE’s infrastructure and facilities (e.g., central air-conditioning and exhaust systems, gas detection systems, etc…);
  • Is required to respond to breakdown emergencies in accordance to SOP, which may potentially occur over weekends and public holidays;
  • Liaise, coordinate, and follow-up with contractor(s) on the regular upkeep and maintenance of the workplace, which may include, but is not limited to, the ACMV contractors, cleaning contractor, pest control contractor, elevator contractor, cold room contractor, electrician, plumber, etc…Assist the HOD in monitoring contractor performance and ensure that work are carried out in accordance to the SLA;
  • Conduct regular site surveys, infrastructure inspections, and bump tests (for gas detection systems) as part of SCELSE’s preventive maintenance programme for its infrastructure and facilities. Follow up all findings with CAPA and close gaps, defects, or faults in a timely manner;
  • Procure and schedule maintenance and calibration services for handheld monitoring devices and equipment;
  • Render support to laboratory operations, which may include, but is not limited to, biohazardous and chemical waste management, in-house maintenance of core equipment (e.g., fridges and freezers), and monitor the usage and procure LPG cylinders, liquid nitrogen and dry ice to supplement supplies onsite; and
  • Any other duties and improvement projects as assigned by the HOD.

Requirements:

  • Minimum NITEC in Build Environment, higher NITEC in Facilities Management, or Diploma in an Engineering discipline;
  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience dealing with customers in a frontline/call center experience;
  • 1-2 years of relevant supervisory experience in facilities management is desirable;
  • Technical knowledge on ACMV and electrical systems gained through formal training or experience would be considered favorably.
  • Possess the ability to take initiative, multi-task, work independently and is motivated to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Highly motivated to learn and to seek continuous improvement, with the ability to adapt well and quickly to changes;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in a multicultural and international environment;
  • Hands-on troubleshooting knowledge/skills;
  • Proficient in written and spoken English; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel and Access)

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Senior Executive, Laboratory Operations & WSH

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Department (HOD) with the drafting, implementation, and review of Occupational Health & Safety standard operating procedures, guidelines, and safe work procedures, at the workplace;
  • Assist the HOD with the drafting and reviewing of generic risk assessments;
  • Implement safety programmes, in line with the KPIs set forth by NTU and SCELSE;
  • Conduct in-house safety briefings and workshops to fulfil regulatory and in-house safety requirements for high risk work activities in SCELSE;
  • Conduct in-house workplace safety inspections and internal audits. Follow-up with stakeholders on the CAPA highlighted in the inspection and audit reports;
  • Identify and review workplace hazards on a periodic basis and report to the HOD on the review outcomes. Where required, work with the relevant stakeholders to implement control measures to mitigate risks;
  • Assist the HOD to conduct workplace accident/incident investigations, identify the root cause and follow-up with incident reporting and CAPA in a timely manner;
  • Assist the HOD to implement and monitor medical surveillance programme in SCELSE;
  • Assist the HOD to provide administrative support for license renewal;
  • Ensure preventive maintenance and/or calibration is carried out for all safety equipment and devices;
  • Procure and manage safety consumables/supplies;
  • Oversee waste management and liaising with TWIC for disposal;
  • Assist the HOD in organizing and conducting emergency drills;
  • Appointed safety representative to liaise with NTU OSH on all safety-related matters. Attend NTU WSH Committee meetings;
  • Appointed SCELSE’s safety training coordinator;
  • Appointed emergency coordinator as part of SCELSE emergency response team;
  • Appointed reviewer of controlled items for SCELSE in the ARIBA procurement platform; and
  • Render support to laboratory operations as required and any other duties and/or improvement projects as assigned by the HOD.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, or related field;
  • Individuals with WSQ specialist diploma in Workplace Safety & Health (level C) will be considered favorably;
  • At least five years of experience working in a Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Life Sciences-related laboratory;
  • At least three years of biosafety-related experience; and
  • Individuals who are possess certification that qualifies them as a Biosafety Coordinator will be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of occupational health & safety regulations, biosafety principles & practices, MOM workplace safety guidelines, and other relevant authority regulations;
  • Good knowledge on BATA and other biosafety-related guidelines and regulations;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of risk management and the conduct, management and evaluation of risk assessment;
  • Must be able to competently conduct workplace safety inspection and internal audits;
  • Possess the ability to take initiative, multi-task, work independently (and in a group) and is motivated to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Highly motivated to learn and to seek continuous improvement, with the ability to adapt well and quickly to changes;
  • Resourceful, proactive and should demonstrate initiatives to improve systems/workflow;
  • Hands-on troubleshooting knowledge/skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel and Access).

Link to apply