Quality Control Analyst

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 Columbia, MO.

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.


The primary role of the QC Analyst position is to provide operational support for the Quality Control (QC) cGMP functions, for laboratory, engineering, and manufacturing operations. The role will focus on activities such as collecting samples, environmental monitoring, material receiving and inspection, and analytical testing of materials based on provided specifications.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor equipment and instrumentation used on a regular basis to ensure proper operation and calibration. Identify and alert supervisor of issues on instruments and/or test executions; trouble shoot equipment issues and make initial recommendations for possible solutions and/or corrective actions.
  • Operate analytical instrumentation (e.g. HPGe, Lighthouse Particle Counter, SAS, & balances).
  • Log and maintain all reference standards used to support QC testing while ensuring GDP.
  • Participate in the construction and/or revision of SOPs, WI’s, log books, and checklists.
  • Develop and qualify Quality Control (QC) test methods.


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or other related scientific discipline and two to four years of related experience in a cGMP environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with executing QC test methods, generating associated data packages, auditing data packages generated by others, trending data, and statistical analyses required.  Familiarity with executing SOPs in a cGMP environment.  Familiarity with cGMP practices, GLP, and GDP.


NorthStar’s isotope production employees are based in Columbia, Mo. Our administrative offices are at the recently opened Missouri Innovation Center, and the team operates state-of-the-art processing equipment in the NorthStar Isotope Production suites at the Missouri University Research Reactor Campus, just a short walk away. From picturesque parks and clever cuisine to amazing art and superb shopping, visitors find that Columbia is more than a college town – it is a vibrant and sophisticated city.

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.

Quality Control Analyst – 1601 South Providence Road Columbia, MO 65211