Senior Manager, EH&S (Safety Officer)

CRISPR Therapeutics

Framingham, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 04/02/2021
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  • Company Address: 610 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About CRISPR Therapeutics

CRISPR Therapeutics is a leading gene-editing company focused on the development of transformative medicines using its proprietary CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform.

Job Description

CRISPR Therapeutics is a leading gene editing company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its proprietary CRISPR/Cas9 platform. CRISPR/Cas9 is a revolutionary gene editing technology that allows for precise, directed changes to genomic DNA. CRISPR Therapeutics has established a portfolio of therapeutic programs across a broad range of disease areas including hemoglobinopathies, oncology, regenerative medicine and rare diseases. To accelerate and expand its efforts, CRISPR Therapeutics has established strategic collaborations with leading companies including Bayer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and ViaCyte, Inc. CRISPR Therapeutics AG is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, with its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc., and R&D operations based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and business offices in San Francisco, California and London, United Kingdom.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director EH&S, the Senior Manager, EH&S will have overall EH&S operational responsibility for CRISPR’s new Manufacturing Launch Facility that is currently under construction in Framingham MA. The position will be based at this location.

A critical part of this role will be supporting the developing all aspects of CRISPR’s EH&S Management System across the enterprise.



  • Providing the leadership require to develop / improve CRISPR’s Safety Culture with a specific focus on CRISPR’s Commercial Manufacturing Launch Facility.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of all EH&S policies, procedures, and systems, with a focus on driving operational excellence across the enterprise, including:
    • Safety Training
    • Risk Assessment - Facilities, Process and Material.
    • Hazardous Waste Management
    • Accident Reporting, Near Miss & Accident
    • Biosafety
    • Chemical Safety/Reaction Risk
    • Emergency Response
    • Business Continuity Planning     
  • Leads/Supports all interactions with Regulatory Agencies, including OSHA reporting.
  • Management of specific consultants, including PHA, Ergonomics Assessments.
  • Identify and Coordinate additional training, including CPR, First Aid, AED, DOT, RCRA.
  • Annual Safety Audits

CRISPR’s Commercial Manufacturing Launch Facility:

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable CRISPR policies and procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors performance of EH&S processes and regulatory compliance. Identifies risks/unsafe work practices and ensures efficient/practical implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to colleagues to foster a self-sustaining EH&S culture that drives continuous improvement.
  • Execution of all EH&S responsibilities as defined in EH&S policies and procedures.
  • Formal and informal periodic walk thoughts and audits of all areas.
  • Incident-near miss review, reporting, and root cause analysis / corrective actions.
  • Direct Management of EH&S contract technical and when required execution of their duties.
  • Ensuring optimal performance from EH&S service vendors.


  • 7+ years of experience in EH&S.
  • 3+ years Safety Officer
  • 3+ years experience in biologics. Bio Safety Officer experience preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in manufacturing scale processes and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the development and implementation of an Enterprise wide EH&S management system.
  • Direct experience with chemical reactivity risk assessments, biological risk assessments, process safety assessments and laboratory safety practices.
  • Experience with regulatory requirements pertaining to occupational health and environmental safety within the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry, is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) with focus in Environmental Management & Sustainability, Occupational Safety & Health Management, Industrial Hygiene, or other related science/engineering degree (required).
  • Preferred certifications/designations: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and influence skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an eye for detail. Self-motivated and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate departmental requirements, policies, and procedures to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Technical writing skills and data driven with excellent problem-solving ability

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