Posted: 5 April 2022

SHE coördinator – VectorY

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

VectorY combines the potential of antibodies and gene therapy to develop long-lasting therapeutic solutions for disease areas of high unmet medical need. Founded in August 2020, and based in the Amsterdam Science Park, VectorY is a fully integrated gene therapy company focused on the development of innovative therapeutics. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in Amsterdam, VectorY develops proprietary & partnered programs based on its novel AAV-based vectorized antibody gene therapy platform. Product candidates are based on next-generation vector technologies, which will enable a proprietary and highly scalable manufacturing process within VectorY’s own manufacturing facilities.

Job description

The SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) coordinator will be responsible for all the Health & Safety policies within the organization. The candidate will be the Head of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and manage health and safety activities associated with laboratory chemicals and (biological) waste management, personal protective equipment, accident, fire safety and organizing first aid and emergency response including management of relevant permits and
licenses. The role will ensure that VectorY continues to comply with health & safety legislation and ensure an optimally safe working environment for employees.

Main responsibilities

  • Experience in the field of EH&S
  • Act as point of contact for all employees for any safety-related items
    o Ensure all VectorY laboratories and office spaces are compliant with all Safety regulations (including Biological and Chemical Safety)
    o Coordinate lab meetings and manage personal protective equipment (PPE)
    o Manage the lone working alarm system for out of hours working
    o Head of Emergency Response Team
    o Support Health & Safety risk assessments and implement actions
  • Opportunity to become a Biological Safety Officer (BSO)
    o Provide training on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) handling and biological waste management
    o Ensure all GMO permits are up to date and employees are trained on GMO procedures
    o Management of laboratory (biological) waste in collaboration with external contractors
  • Opportunity to become Chemical Safety Officer (CSO)
    o Manage exposure to specific chemicals (where applicable)
    o Provide training such as chemical handling, spills and waste management

Skills and qualifications

  • Relevant qualification (Diploma, undergraduate degree), 2 to 5 years of experience within a Health & Safety department, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Certification as BSO (Biological Safety Officer or Biologisch Veiligheidsfunctionaris) is preferred
  • Proficient in the English language verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements in the workplace
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams

Your natural strengths and drivers

  • Ability to take initiative and think critically with proven problem-solving and problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English in word and writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, proactive attitude, optimization, can-do mentality.

Working at VectorY

We offer a personal and authentic experience within a young, ambitious biotech company on
the path to bring innovative therapies to patients worldwide.

For more information about this vacancy, contact managing partner Albert Peters at +31 6 28209882 or send your cv to albert@2mrecruitment.com

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