Material Science Engineer

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.

NorthStar is in search of a Material Science Engineer with polymer science knowledge to join the Research and Development (R&D) Team. The main responsibility for this position is developing and maintain chromatography resins used for isotope separation with the majority of the materials being a form of polymers. The candidate will also become NorthStar’s Subject matter Expert (SME) in materials that aid in NorthStar’s proprietary ozone generation system. The candidate will work with multiple R&D groups across the company. The candidate will support New Product Development for NorthStar’s isotope processing instrument and NorthStar’s radioactive processing equipment.

Along with assisting in New Product Development, the candidate will bring their knowledge of science, polymers, and material chemistry into failure analysis and material compatibility investigations. This includes gathering technical information about engineering systems and components and providing detailed reports. The candidate will also set up and manage the implementation of novel radioisotope manufacturing technologies as needed. The candidate will develop and execute material testing from the concept phase through design, planning, and execution as well as develop.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Support Engineering’s new product development projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams with an overall focus on patient safety.
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the chromatography resins used throughout the company’s isotope separation columns and in the materials relevant to NorthStar’s proprietary ozone generation system.
  • Manage product and process development initiatives that require knowledge and expertise with advanced concepts in the field of chemistry and/or polymer science.
  • Inspect, analyze, and test polymers and materials used in pharmaceutical and medical device applications.
  • Study the atomic structure of materials to discover applications for their mechanical and chemical properties.

Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, or Polymer Chemistry and one to four years of related work experience. Possess a working knowledge of lab controls and general scientific equipment and can adhere to written procedures.

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.

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