Environmental Health & Safety Advisor - (R1046386) in Ithaca, NY at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ithaca, NY
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


  • Responsible for overseeing EHS programs at the site and/or country level to ensure compliance with Quintiles Corporate EHS policies as well as applicable environmental, health and safety regulatory obligations (e.g. US OSHA, UK HSE).
  •  Champion site/country projects and provide advice to sites’ management on all aspects of EHS within the particular location(s).
  •  Assess site EHS activities via a regular audit/inspection program to determine prioritized risks at the site(s) in line with business unit/global business objectives.
  •  Ensure corrective actions are implemented at the particular site location and documented in response to corporate, sponsor and site audits and reviews.
  •  Ensure there are adequate local management of safety resources for the sites (e.g., EHS Committee, safety coordinators, fire marshals, first aiders) and that they receive the appropriate training.
  •  Identify training needs and ensure the delivery of appropriate training programs (e.g., risk assessors, safety coordinators, new hire/induction safety training) to ensure individuals at the sites comply with existing EHS requirements applicable to that particular site.
  •  Work with senior site/country management to ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken on identified health, safety and environmental hazards or potential hazards.
  •  Ensure site incidents are investigated and prevention programs put in place to prevent a reoccurrence.
  •  Champion country/site EHS Committee implementation and resource the Committee Chairperson in the management of the committee.
  •  Collate, report, monitor, and manage the site/country EHS key performance indicators, in line with Corporate EHS objectives.


  • Working knowledge of the relevant local country EHS regulations and permits with emphasis on medical laboratory facilities,
  •  Will need to learn EHS management systems and regulations (e.g. ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and how they apply to the particular Q2 location(s).
  •  Prefer knowledge of corporate standards and policies.
  •  Good written and verbal English skills.
  •  Strong organization and analytical skills.
  •  Excellent influencing skills.
  •  Technical writing skills.
  •  Project management skills.
  •  Effective interaction/communication with management and employees at many levels.
  •  Comfortable presenting and training in large and small audiences.
  •  Ability to work independently.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical/Biochemistry/Biology/Safety/Environmental Science or related discipline and 1 year of relevant experience in a laboratory/pharmaceutical working environment; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  •  Possess site EHS audit/inspection experience such as ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 or other EHS management system programs.
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Job ID: R1046386

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