Safety, Health and Environment Manager

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.


Safety, Health and Environment Manager


Primary responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the implementation of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Departmental programs and protocols to minimize employee exposure to workplace stressors at the facility level. These programs include but are not limited to:  occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, chemical safety, risk management, environmental permitting and compliance, sustainability, ergonomics, and illness and injury prevention.
  • Review and coordinate site compliance management with regulatory standards, insurance requirements and SHE policies and procedures (local and corporate).  Provide regular updates of progress on EHS team key performance indicators.
  • Develop and deliver SHE training, SHE policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all hazards are identified and risks are proactively assessed and appropriately mitigated.
  • Oversee incident response and investigation program.
  • Serve as an agent of change while effectively ensuring compliance and proliferation of best practices.  Provide guidance and build rapport with site personnel to mitigate risks, implement continuous improvements, and follow up on audit action plans, incident investigations, corrective actions, and compliance deficiencies.
  • Manage site emergency response plans and procedures; keep updated and ensure appropriate exercises/drills are conducted.  Participate on the site emergency response team and act as an emergency response coordinator.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Biology/Environmental with 6+ years progressive relevant experience in SHE and industry, or a Masters degree and minimum 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry
  • Working knowledge with all relevant OSHA, Cal/OSHA, DOT, and NFPA regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong technical presentation ability. 
  • Effective communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in interacting with regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in collaborative teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with working under minimal supervision.
  • Experience with safe lab practices and the handling of biological material



Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance

  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7

  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance

  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership

  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.

  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs

  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives

  • Professional Development Programs

  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance


…and more! More details to be shared.


BioNTech is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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