Associate Director of Laboratory and Environmental Safety

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University, Mississippi
Up to $139,100 with benefits
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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(EH&S) as the Associate Director of Laboratory and Environmental Safety. This position will be a leader of the University’s EH&S team and manage the University’s laboratory and environmental safety programs, including the safe, secure, and legal handling of biological agents, hazardous and radioactive materials, and the proper management of chemicals in a growing research and teaching environment. Mississippi State University, an R1-Very High Research Activity University, is among the top 100 research institutions in the country, ranked by the National Science Foundation and the Magnolia State’s leading research university. MSU’s research and development expenditures totaled nearly $265 million in FY 2019, accounting for more than half of the research and development expenditures reported by all Mississippi institutions. The Associate Director will manage a diverse and outgoing team of EH&S professionals that support faculty and staff across two campuses, nine academic colleges, and twenty-three research and extension centers to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.



Mississippi State University (MSU) is a public land-grant research university located in Starkville, Mississippi. With over $240 million in total research expenditures, and more than 600 principal investigators, it is the state’s highest-ranked research institution. The 2017 NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey places MSU 94th among all public and private research institutions, and its Carnegie Classification is listed as “Very High Research Activity,” the highest possible classification for PhD-granting institutions. MSU is home to several nationally-recognized institutes and centers, including the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing, & Biotechnology (IGBB), and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS). MSU faculty are expected to excel in research, teaching, and service, and many are leaders in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering.

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