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Health, Safety and Environment Advisor

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Kymab, a Sanofi company, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a deep pipeline of novel antibody-based therapies in a broad range of indications. The Company generates its product candidates using its proprietary, integrated platforms collectively called IntelliSelect®. Kymab’s platforms have been designed to maximize the diversity of human antibodies produced in response to immunization with antigens. Selecting from a broad diversity of fully human antibodies allows for the identification of antibodies with optimal drug-like properties.

We are looking to recruit a proactive Health, Safety & Environment Adviser ,with a ‘can do’ attitude, to support the Health, Safety & Environment Manager in promoting best practices in operational safety across our organisation, including; delivery of in-house training, ergonomic assessment, inspection and environmental monitoring, to ensure that there is a safe working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver in-house safety training and create and manage training records for all staff
  • Provide support and advice to scientists in completing safety documentation, including risk assessment (physical, ergonomic, biological, and chemical)
  • Carry out ergonomic assessments including, but not exclusively, DSE assessment
  • Provide services to safety committees including minute taking, action planning and calendar scheduling
  • Maintain a safe working environment through inspection and environmental monitoring

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc in a scientific subject or equivalent experience in a scientific working environment
  • Basic safety qualification such as NEBOSH General Certificate, IOSH Managing Safety or similar. Diploma in a Safety subject would also be highly advantageous.
  • Practical experience of working within R&D laboratories

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of COSHH, specifically in relation to biosafety, with a view to taking over the role of Biological Safety Officer.
  • Excellent computer skills. Knowledge and experience with the EHS software ‘SHE Assure’ would be particularly advantageous.
  • Design and development of in-house safety training packages
  • Pragmatic approach to the application of safety in the workplace
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and adaptive.
  • Persuasive and assertive
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with all hierarchical levels within company
  • A knowledge of fire safety and environmental legislation would be advantageous
  • Membership of professional bodies such as ISTR, IOSH, IEMA or the Institute of Risk Management is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of HTA and Home Office legislation & an understanding of Genetic Modification techniques would also be highly desirable


Kymab embraces diversity and equality of opportunity and are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams representing all backgrounds. We welcome and consider applications to join from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.

We are a young, passionate and determined company.

We want to succeed in our aims to make a difference in healthcare and make better medicines using our unique technologies.

Our headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, on the Babraham Research Campus, an established bioscience campus, home to more than 60 companies.

Since we were founded, our team has grown to more than 180 people. It’s an invigorating environment where our teams work closely and collaboratively to help us all to achieve our aims.

You’ll find your role at Kymab exciting, interesting and stimulating, with the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of colleagues, both internally and externally.

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