Reference # 74303
Temporary Full Time (Until Sept 2022) Vancouver, BC
Under limited supervision, the Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Technician (RA3) prepares routine radiopharmaceuticals for the Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging. The Technician is responsible for producing a daily supply of radiopharmaceuticals to meet the scheduled workload at the PET facility while ensuring that all procedures and protocols for radiopharmaceutical production are followed accurately. This requires the daily coordination of the production of the required quantity of radioisotopes from the cyclotron, production of radiopharmaceuticals using a manual methods or synthesis modules, completion of required quality controls and documentation of all results. The Technician troubleshoots and resolves technical equipment problems as necessary in order to maintain daily radiopharmaceutical output and clinical or research patient throughput. The Technician assists in the development of standard operating procedures that will help establish GMP-compliance for the facility as a producer/distributor of PET radiopharmaceuticals. This responsibility includes providing orientation to new radiochemistry staff and contributing to the preparation of scientific papers or grant applications as required. Works collaboratively on research activities with external groups as required. This position is grant-funded for 4 years with possibility of extension to 5 years, for the purpose of production of Lu-177 and Ac-225 labelled radiopharmaceuticals in development of new radiotherapies. Majority of time will be spent at TRIUMF – Canada’s particle accelerator centre, due to collaborative nature of the project.