Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position is responsible for operating and maintaining systems used to produce radioisotopes, clinical and investigational radiopharmaceutical. Additionally, the position will design equipment and upgrades needed for clinical research development.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates and maintains medical use cyclotrons that can accelerate proton ranging from 11MeV up to 19meV and deuterons from 8 - 9 MeV used to produce PET that are isotopes processed into radiochemicals, radio-tracers and radiopharmaceuticals for the research and medical community to use in research and clinical practice.
Prepares radiopharmaceuticals (RaPh) for clinical and research use, following written SOP’s. Troubleshoots instrumentation for radiopharmaceutical production as required. Performs analytical analyses of final RaPh as needed.
Designs, builds and tests automated systems used to deliver and produce radiopharmaceuticals as directed. Suggests and implements improvements for current radiopharmaceutical production systems.
Corrects and troubleshoots problems for automation and analytical systems used in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
Installs and upgrades software for commercial automated radiopharmaceutical productions and analytical systems. Programs commercial and custom built automated and data acquisition systems.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related science.
Biomedical, chemical, or electrical engineering related work experience in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
Knowledge of common computer programming software and programs with some Labview programming experience.
Experience working with radioactive compounds.
Ability to perform mathematical computations, meter readings, and proper adjustments to machines to maximize performance.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to perform duties quickly and efficiently under time constraints.
Ability to follow standard operating procedures and practices accurately.
Aptitude for creative thinking and excellent problem solving skills.
Technically and mechanically oriented.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Willing to work with radioactive compounds.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Good manufacturing practice facility including four cyclotrons, over 16 automated system and supporting laboratories involved in producing radioisotopes, radiochemicals and radiopharmaceuticals used for PET imaging and research. This position involves exposure to radioactive compounds on a daily basis.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R11.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
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