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Radiopharmaceutical Production Technologist

Cardiff University - Wales Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre (PETIC), Clinical Innovation Hub - School of Medicine

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £27,924 to £32,344 p.a. Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: 12540BR

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, flexible and experienced individual to join our team of experts who produce radiopharmaceuticals to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards in purpose designed facilities

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, with attention to detail, who demonstrates initiative and who will ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with local SOPS, GMP and MHRA guidelines.

As the successful candidate you will be given a unique opportunity to participate in the production of a range of established and new PET radiotracers for clinical use.

You will participate in an active rota of production and dispensing and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals, operating a range of automated and manual radiochemical synthesis and quality control equipment. You will be involved in a wide range of tasks, assisting in all aspects of operating and maintain the facility to GMP standards, including equipment and laboratory maintenance, environmental monitoring, incoming materials management, and stock control. The post provides an opportunity to provide technical expertise and be involved in in new product introduction development of new techniques. The new team member will author and participate in completion of GMP documentation for all aspects of production and quality control.

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant science subject along with experience in at least one of the following:

Aseptic dispensing procedures and environmental monitoring
Excellent analytical instrumentation skills such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), and TLC, including method development and validation
Experience in operation of automated process equipment for GMP compliant pharmaceutical manufacturing
Quality control procedures necessary for the safe production of a GMP compliant radiopharmaceutical production facility. 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is essential. Previous experience with providing specialist technical support for production and quality control equipment, as well as working in a regulated environment (GMP, GLP) is preferred.

The Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Facility is a state-of-the-art PET centre.  Equipment includes an IBA18/9 cyclotron with a range of targets, Gravatom hot cells hosting Synthera, Fastlab and Trasis radiochemistry systems, automated dispensing systems and a fully equipped quality control laboratory with High performance Liquid Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Multi-channel Analysis, Endotoxin and pH meters.  

If you would like to know more about this position, then please contact Dr Peter Llewelyn on 02920 742005

This post is full time (35 hours per week), open ended and is immediately available.

Salary: £27,924 - £32,344 per annum (Grade 5)

Please be aware that the typical working day will begin at 6am and that there will be a requirement to work Saturdays on a rota basis. There may also be a need on occasions to work flexibly with a possible start time start from 4.00am.

Closing date: Thursday, 21 October 2021

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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