Staff Radiochemist – Cyclotron (Research Associate)
- 1 position
Lawson Health Research Institute
Posted: Apr 22, 2013
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Five year contract position with excellent benefits package within the Lawson Health Research Institute. High expectation for renewal, subject to the availability of funding and work.
The Lawson Health Research Institute is one of Canada’s largest and most respected hospital-based research institutes. As the research institute of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre, and working in partnership with Western University, Lawson is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world and to helping people live healthier lives by enhancing our knowledge of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease.
Lawson is seeking a Staff Radiochemist for its Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facility.
This facility uses a medical cyclotron to produce radioisotopes for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging – the most advanced medical diagnostic imaging technology available today – enabling early and accurate detection of cancer and diseases of the heart and brain.
The successful candidate will report to the facility director, become a key part of a research/clinical team in an academic hospital environment, and be responsible for:
- Developing PET tracers for preclinical imaging
- Translating PET tracers for use in clinical trials
- Preparing clinical trials application (CTA) submissions to Health Canada
- Training technical staff to produce preclinical and clinical PET tracers on a routine basis
- Ensuring compliance with all regulatory commitments including GMP, radiation safety, corporate policies, and procedures
- Operating the cyclotron and other radiochemistry equipment under GMP to safely meet research and production needs
- Periodic routine production, packaging and shipping of radioisotopes, as needed
- Applying CNSC nuclear safety rules, regulations, and procedures to ensure professional and safe working practices are followed at all times
- M.Sc or Ph.D in chemistry
- Candidate must consent to gaining a sound understanding of radiological safety procedures and working as a Nuclear Energy Worker in a safe, but radioactive environment
- Strong troubleshooting and hands-on problem-solving skills
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Minimum (1) year experience working in the field of PET or SPECT radiochemistry, with a publication track record
- Strong skills, including a publication track record, in synthetic organic chemistry
- High attention to detail applied to writing SOPs, STMs, MBRs, and other GMP documentation
- Experience with equipment computer systems and Microsoft Excel and Word an asset
- Working knowledge of CNSC regulations and Health Canada GMP an asset
Posting date: April 19, 2013
Submission deadline: May 08, 2013
Apply online Posting # 31772 - [ Non-Union ]
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
Radiopharmacist I (ACB)
Type:Regular Full Time
Location:Cross Cancer Institute
Unit/Dept:ACB EDM CROSS Mrktd SrvAncOpr
Union:HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Closed Date:2013-04-01 Time: 23:59
Hours of Work:7.75
Length Of Shift Cycle:2
Shifts Per Cycle:10
Days Off:As Per Rotation
Minimum: 48.81 per hour Maximum: 56.12 per hour
This position is responsible for the production and coordination of the technical and clerical operations involved in the production, formulation, dispensing, quality control and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals prepared at the Edmonton Radiopharmaceutical Centre. Also ensures HC, TC and CNSC regulations are implemented, understood and practiced.
B.Sc. in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Pharmacology or other related field.
Radiopharmacy or radiochemistry would be an asset. Apply online