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This position is responsible for operating medical use cyclotrons and automated systems used to produce clinical and investigational radiopharmaceutical. Additionally, the position is responsible for performing routine maintenance on cyclotrons and automated system.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operates and maintains medical use cyclotrons that can accelerate protons ranging from 11MeV up to 19meV and deuterons from 8-9 MeV used to produce PET isotopes that are 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 equipment used for radiopharmaceutical production as required. Performs analytical analyses of final RaPh as needed and documents results in a standardized and consistent manner.
Troubleshoots and performs routine maintenance on cyclotrons, automation and analytical systems used in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
Informs supervisor when equipment and supplies are needed, in a cost-effective and timely manner so they can be ordered
Keeps abreast of MIR and radiation safety policies and procedures so that all safety procedures are followed
Provides work guidance to other personnel as necessary.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Ability to learn how to operate and maintain basic electrical systems.
Must pass certification exam for radioisotope handling approval.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related work experience in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
Technical training that provided a basic understanding of electrical or mechanical systems.
Knowledge of particle accelerators, computers and electric and mechanical systems.
Ability to use diagnostic equipment, such as a digital volt meter, oscilloscope and comprehend English.
Ability to perform mathematical computations.
Ability to determine proper adjustments to equipment to insure they are operating correctly.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Attention to detail and the ability to perform duties quickly and efficiently under time constraints.
Thorough record keeping activities and skills.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The position must pass a certification exam after training for safely handling radioactive materials and obtain a pharmacy technician license.
The position works with potentially hazardous quantities of radioactive substances and hazardous non-radioactive gases as well as repair electrical equipment and work with shop tools. The individual must have the ability to lift up to 70 pounds and possess finger and manual dexterity.
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.
The hiring range for this position is $19.57 - $30.85 per hour.
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.
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.
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