Nuclear Pharmacy Laboratory Technician

Are you looking to be part of something extraordinary and meaningful that is helping thousands of patients across the country every day? NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes is seeking motivated individuals like you to join our rapidly growing team in Madison, WI. Innovative technology, Opportunities for career advancement, and competitive compensation are just the beginning at NorthStar. In addition to health and life insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off, all NorthStar employees are eligible on Day One for our annual bonus and equity incentive plans.

NorthStar develops, manufactures and distributes radioisotopes that are used daily for patients needing medically important diagnostic imaging tests. NorthStar is the first company in nearly 30 years to produce the radioisotope Mo-99 in the United States NorthStar’s processes are non-uranium based and the Mo-99 is used by radiopharmacies across the country to produce the imaging radioisotope Tc-99m. NorthStar will scale-up production over the coming months and years and intends to become the industry’s market leader. Beyond Mo-99, we have a pipeline of other novel and medically important isotopes which can further grow our business and provide development opportunities for our employees.

Working with this novel and advanced technology is challenging yet rewarding for talented individuals who want to make a difference and be part of an exciting and rapidly growing business. NorthStar’s people drive our solutions and our success, and we are committed to ensuring that we provide fulfilling work experiences and valuable development opportunities.

The Nuclear Pharmacy Laboratory Technician will provide support in NorthStar’s radiologic science laboratories within the Nuclear Pharmacy team. Responsibilities will include laboratory controls, maintenance and calibration of equipment, manifestation and disposal of radioactive material, preparation of laboratory solutions, assistance with product development/production, and general laboratory maintenance.

Duties will be completed in compliance with applicable cGMP, FDA, and all other regulatory agencies’ standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain proper laboratory controls including equipment calibration, radiologic assays, pharmaceutical compounding, solution preparation, inventory control, chromatography reagent preparation, and quality control testing.
  • Perform routine and non-routine experiments and/or analyses following NorthStar procedures and guidelines.
  • Operate, maintain, and calibrate radiation measurement equipment, including but not limited to: dose calibrator, survey meters, dosimetry monitors, and wipe test counters.
  • Operate, maintain, and calibrate non-radiation equipment such as balances, ovens, pH meters, pipettes, and temperature monitors.

Associate’s degree in a related science discipline or related medical field or two or more years of experience handling radioactive materials and operating radiation detection equipment. Knowledge of ALARA principles required. Previous experience in a nuclear pharmacy, nuclear medicine department, laboratory setting, or cGMP environment preferred.

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.

Nuclear Pharmacy Laboratory Technician – 5249 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 



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