Analytical Chemist

Are you looking to be part of a game-changing organization that is helping thousands of patients across the country every day? NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is seeking individuals with a pro-active, collaborative, can-do mindset to join our rapidly growing team in Madison, WI.

NorthStar develops, manufactures, and distributes radioisotopes used daily for patients needing medically important diagnostic imaging tests.  Using novel and advanced technologies, NorthStar will scale-up production over the coming months and years and intends to become the industry’s market leader.

Innovative technology, opportunities for career advancement, and competitive compensation are just the beginning. NorthStar offers health and life insurance, 401K match, paid holidays, and paid time off, and all NorthStar employees are eligible on day one for our annual bonus and equity incentive plans.


Responsible for the preparation and analysis of radioactive and chemical samples generated in NorthStar’s production or development laboratories, maintenance and calibration of analytical measurement equipment, and may assist with quality control of products. The Analytical Chemist will be comfortable with cGMP documentation processes, using critical thinking skills to assess whether data makes sense and will hone problem solving skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain and calibrate analytical instrumentation, including but not limited to: MP-AES, ICPMS, IC, HPLC, and TOC.
  • Operate, maintain and calibrate radiation measurement equipment, including but not limited to: HPGe, LSC (with alpha and beta counting modes), gas proportional counters, dose calibrators, survey meters, and wipe test counters.
  • Preparation and analysis of samples (radioactive and non-radioactive) with a variety of instrumentation.
  • Perform radiochemical separations as needed to support product development.
  • Review, evaluate, prepare and follow Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Reports.


Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related physical science and two or more years of related experience or a Master’s degree in Chemistry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory making cGMP / GLP measurements is required. Previous experience in a radiochemistry position with an understanding of radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine desired.


Madison isn’t just the “Capital City,” it also houses NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes’ Research and Development facilities.

The Madison region is a place where dynamic, talented, innovative and hardworking people want to be. We know this because the region is growing at a faster rate than the state and the nation. Madison, Wis. was named first on Livability’s top 100 places to live in 2014.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line.

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Analytical Chemist – 5249 Femrite Drive Madison, WI 53718