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SHINE is immediately seeking an Entry Level Radio-Pharmaceutical Technician to perform operations in the new SHINE medical isotope production facility.
This individual will be assigned to complete a training program to qualify him or her in the use of remote manipulators, radiation shielded hot cells, and cGMP, radiation safety, and nuclear regulatory requirements.
Prior to the completion of construction and commissioning of the new facility, this individual will also assist in the integration, assembly, and operation of prototype nuclear process systems, contribute to the development of written documentation and other processes required for facility operation, and support the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of prototype and full-scale equipment.
Upon the start of commercial operations of the medical isotope production facility, this individual will be directly responsible for the preparation, purification, and packaging of medical isotopes used in the healthcare industry.
No prior radiopharmaceutical experience is required. Ideal candidates will have an associate’s (2-year) or bachelor’s (4-year) degree in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering technology, or another relevant technical field.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participate in a training program that, upon successful completion, will result in qualification as a hot cell operator for a medical isotope production facility.
Performs, under direction assembly and testing and operation of process systems, component assemblies, and prototypes.
Extract and purify medical isotopes within a hot cell using remote manipulators.
Assist other projects and departments and perform other duties as requested or assigned.
Although flexible work hours may be available, overtime will sometimes be necessary to complete required work assignment with little or no advance notice.
The position will require non-standard work hours and shift work, on a periodic, rotational or ongoing basis.
Willingness to learn and understand new technology, instrumentation, and technical processes.
Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, physics or other relevant engineering technology or physical science field.
Ability to follow written procedures and accurately record test data.
Ability to work safely within an industrial and radiation environment.
Previous experience performing laboratory-scale operations (i.e., research, pharmaceutical preparations, quality testing, etc.) is preferred.
Previous experience using machine shop equipment and hand tools is preferred.
Experience in laboratory operations or knowledge of nuclear process equipment is highly desired.
Eligibility for employment is conditioned on the applicant’s ability to qualify for access to information subject to U.S. Export Controls. Additionally, applicant’s eligibility may be conditioned based upon meeting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements for access to Safeguards Information, which typically requires a pre-employment drug screen, fingerprinting and criminal background check.
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