Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor
Cambridge, MA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Cambridge
Posted Date: May 16 2024

Site Location: Cambridge Park Drive, MA - full time on-site presence is required with quarterly travel expected.

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the EH&S advisor for R&D non-hub sites specifically for the Cambridge Massachusetts's and Branford, Connecticut locations.

  • Working effectively with the EHS professionals on the R&D team to deliver efficient and consistent programs to all groups within R&D.

  • Provide day to day support as part of a team to deliver first line advice, training, emergency response, risk assessment, incident investigation, input to local projects and processes to the site.

  • Provide specialist technical services (Chemical Safety, Machine Safety, Risk Assessment, etc...) to the R&D groups within the region.

  • Provide Independent Business Monitoring Program leadership and support to R&D across the region and in conjunction with the broader R&D EHS team.


  • Accountable for alerting management to legislative development in the areas Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene which could impact operations.

  • Represent the interests of GSK in key external policy forums.

  • Champion the interests of stakeholders within the business in GSK EHS policy and strategy development.


  • Shaping change in the external environment is a key job factor. Ability to manage complexity and uncertainty in rapidly changing situations is required. Autonomous decision making is often essential.

  • The breadth and number of activities directed by this position necessitates strong prioritization skills and the ability to manage tasks concurrently. Many of these tasks are initiated by the job holder; others come from internal customers and other stakeholders external to GSK. Deadlines are negotiable, but the job holder is required to make independent decisions as necessary.

  • Influencing and negotiation required to ensure appropriate resourcing and commitment from other divisional managers.

  • Position interfaces on a regular basis with all GSK business sectors.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental, Health and Safety Management, Engineering, Chemistry.

  • 3+ years of experience overseeing Environmental, Health and Safety Programs in laboratories.

  • Experience applying OSHA Regulations and managing Hazardous Materials and Toxic & Hazardous Substances.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Good interpersonal, presentational and persuasive skills so as to successfully interact with managers at all levels and the ability to manage complex internal relations on a multi-site and international basis.

  • Good knowledge of the business and a good net worker.


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves - feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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