Nuclear 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.


This position will assist the development of novel particle accelerator based radioisotope processing systems. This position will assist senior engineers and physicists in the specification, development, implementation, qualification, and commissioning of these general accelerator systems, and the position will lead, cross-discipline teams to develop specific subsystems of accelerator production processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support NorthStar’s program to develop and deploy accelerators for the production of radioisotopes.
  • Integrate commercial and custom accelerator subsystems to further NorthStar’s mission.
  • Develop and document irradiation systems requirements and designs
  • Design and improve accelerator radiological measurement and protection systems
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers to design, purchase, and build equipment and processes that meet associated user, design, and production requirements
  • Assist with the development and execution of product and system verification and validation strategies.


Bachelors, or higher, degree in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline with a minimum of 1 year relevant technical experience, inclusive of academic experience, in an accelerator based environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Working knowledge of the nuclear activation of materials and experience in a radiological environment. Experience within engineering disciplines and solid knowledge of related disciplines: Nuclear, Electro/Mechanical, Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Software, and Materials Science


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.