Radiochemist (Direct Hire)
Job Requisition: 6924.1
Description for Radiochemist:
The Radiochemist OR Sr. Radiochemist is responsible for analyzing radioactive samples generated in Production or development laboratories, the maintenance and calibration of radiation measurement equipment, and may assist with quality control of products. As the senior member of the Science group, will assist management in day-to-day operations as needed.
Responsibilities for Radiochemist:
Perform radiochemical separations as needed to support product development.
Review, evaluate, prepare and follow Standard Operating Procedures, method validation, and equipment qualifications.
Plans and conducts testing to generate data in support of product development and commercial operations.
Investigate and develop hypothesis related to radiochemical isotope production issues or failures.
Assist in the optimization of radiochemical syntheses for isotope production.
Operate, maintain and calibrate radiation measurement equipment, including but not limited to: gamma spectroscopy systems, liquid scintillation counting systems with alpha and beta counting modes, gas proportional counting systems, dose calibrators, survey meters, wipe test counters, etc.
Requirements for Radiochemist:
BS min, MS or PhD in Chemical/Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Radiochemistry or Physics with 1+ years of relevant experience; Understanding of alpha, beta and gamma counting equipment calibration, operation, and maintenance required.
Internship OK for entry level candidates, PhD is nice but not req.
Willingness to learn and understand innovative technology, instrumentation and technical processes
Experience in Laboratory operations is required-GLP.
Experience or knowledge of nuclear process equipment and instrumentation is highly desired.
Ability to read from engineering drawings or schematics.
Ability to follow written procedures and accurately record test data and create SOPs.
Isotope/radio pharma a big plus
Open, wet chemical experience with radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine preferred.