Reporting to the Scientific Director, this Radiochemist position supports the Edmonton Radiopharmaceutical Centre in the development and validation of new diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. The position also supports the manufacturing of clinical radiopharmaceuticals under GMP and ensures the released products are in full compliance with all regulatory requirements.
The Radiochemist is responsible for: Clinical Radiopharmaceutical Production – Supervise, support, and participate in the manufacturing and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals under GMP; Ensure released radiopharmaceuticals meet clinical and commercial demand and that they are in full compliance with all regulatory requirements. Research Radiopharmaceutical Production: Supervise and conduct the development and validation of production methods for new diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. Other: Assist in radiochemistry and quality control tasks; Develop Standard Operating Procedures; Assist in ERC’s transition to the Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility; Other duties as required.
- Classification: Specialist
- Union: Exempt
- Department: Marketed Servs Ancillary Ops
- Primary Location: Cross Cancer Institute
- Employee Class: Regular Full Time
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 27-JAN-2020
- Date Available: 17-FEB-2020
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 2
- Shifts per cycle: 10
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Minimum Salary: $34.52
- Maximum Salary: $59.20
- Vehicle Requirement: N/A
A PhD in a related scientific discipline (e.g. Radiochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Science) is required. Radiation, chemical, and laboratory safety training
Preferred experience with radiochemistry synthesis, purification, and formulation and production of radiopharmaceuticals using automated synthesis units. Experience with HPLC, TLC, GC, gamma spectroscopy, and Charles River Limulus test for apyrogenicity. Ability to trouble-shoot instrument malfunctions. Knowledge of cGMP requirements, aseptic process, and equipment qualification. Experience in a supervisory role is preferred.