WARF seeks a Safety Intern to assist and support the Safety Specialist and the Facility Services department. This position will assist in the operation and support of environmental health and safety programs in compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies. Responsibilities will include:
• Support administration of the chemical management system;
• Assist with the maintenance of the Safety/Facilities internal website
• Conduct research into regulations and institutional policies to assist Safety Specialist in making informed decisions relating to all aspects of EH&S
• Contribute to the establishment of document control system for Safety related documents
• Perform basic laboratory inspections;
• Performs other duties as assigned
WARF will be hiring one intern with an estimated start date of May 21st and an estimated end date of mid-September. Our internships offer flexible schedules, an opportunity to gain great work experience and the ability to network and collaborate with WARF staff.
We are looking for a candidate who is available to work approximately 30 hours per week during the summer with availability Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The successful candidate must be committed to WARF's mission to support world-class research at the University of Wisconsin and bring innovative ideas to market to benefit humankind. Ideal candidates will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Engineering, Applied or Basic Science, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Health Physics, Environmental Science or a related degree. Ideal candidates are required to have knowledge, experience or course work in safety related topics and knowledge of OSHA, EPA and other applicable regulations. In addition, candidates should possess effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare correspondence, project descriptions and a variety of reports, and should be able to represent the organizations’ best interest at all times.
Since its founding in 1925, WARF has bridged the worlds of academia and business to transform university research into real products that benefit society. As a private, nonprofit supporting organization to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, long a top-ranked public research university, WARF’ s mission is to promote, encourage and aid scientific research at the university. It does so by patenting and licensing university inventions, and by playing an active role in UW–Madison spin-off companies, for the benefit of the university, its inventors and humankind.
WARF carefully manages an endowment, grown since its inception, to support continued research at the university and the cycle of investment, research and invention. It often is referred to as the “gold standard” among its peers for its pioneering beginnings, long success in commercializing breakthrough technologies, and its operational expertise and integrity. Since making its first grant of $1,200 in 1928, WARF has contributed more than $1 billion to UW–Madison through annual "margin of excellence'' grants and other funding.
In addition, WARF is proud to be a partner in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the public-private initiative that facilitates interdisciplinary research and breakthrough discoveries to advance human health and well-being. WARF played an integral part in the development of the Morgridge Institute for Research —the new not-for-profit interdisciplinary biomedical research organization that is the private side of the twin Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The Morgridge Institute is dedicated to the vision of “Discovery to Delivery,” of accelerating the movement of science from the laboratories of researchers to public use around the world as treatments and cures.
The state-of-the-art facility housing the institutes, which opened in December 2010, serves as a hub for researchers to collaborate across scientific disciplines and for broader public interactions. In addition to 106,000 square feet of research space on four floors, the facility includes extensive public spaces in its Town Center to welcome all with food, interactive displays, ongoing activities, hands-on learning labs, events and meeting spaces. For additional information, please visit: http://www.warf.org and http://discovery.wisc.edu/morgridge.
Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume via the online career portal within the career section at: http://www.warf.org/about/index.jsp?cid=54.
WARF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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