Radiation Laboratory Technician
This position will provide support in NorthStar’s radiologic science laboratories. 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:
1. Maintain proper laboratory controls including equipment calibration, radiologic assays, pharmaceutical compounding, solution preparation, inventory control, chromatography reagent preparation, and quality control testing.
2. Perform routine and non-routine experiments and/or analyses following NorthStar procedures and guidelines.
3. Operate, maintain, and calibrate radiation measurement equipment, including but not limited to: dose calibrator, survey meters, dosimetry monitors, and wipe test counters.
4. Operate, maintain, and calibrate non-radiation equipment such as balances, ovens, pH meters, pipettes, and temperature monitors.
5. Maintain low-level radioactive waste inventory management including: storage, manifestation, and disposal in accordance with regulatory requirements.
6. Maintain supplies and manage inventory within the laboratory space.
7. Perform tasks as needed to support product development. This may include solution preparation, equipment checks, and documentation preparation.
8. Review, evaluate, prepare and follow Standard Operating Procedures.
9. Effectively communicate safety and quality issues in a timely manner.
10. Support NorthStar’s Quality System and Health & Safety Program by following policies and procedures.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time. Most travel is expected to be to the Beloit facility as possible backup/assistance to lab personnel in Beloit.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related science degree or related medical field and two or more years of experience handling radioactive materials and operating radiation detection equipment. Previous experience in a nuclear pharmacy, nuclear medicine department, laboratory setting, or cGMP environment preferred.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Knowledge of ALARA principles
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
• Adaptable to change in the work environment
• Ability to be a self-starter, working without routine supervision
• Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to [email protected] with the position title in the subject line