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Head of Radiopharmacy Production

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

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £43,434 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th October 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: 12231BR

We are looking for a new member to join our team of staff producing radiopharmaceuticals to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards in purpose designed facilities.  The Head of Radiopharmacy Production will be a key member of PETIC’s Senior Management Team and will be responsible for PET GMP Production activities and will lead and manage the production team delivering these activities.  The post holder will also support the R&D team in delivering their activities.

The Head of Radiopharmacy Production will act as Production Manager on our MHRA Specials Licence and fulfil the duties as defined in the MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors 

Applicants should have the following attributes:
•    A BSc/MSc degree in chemistry, pharmacy or related scientific discipline, or NVQ4
•    Experience of GMP Production within the pharmaceutical industry or NHS
•    Specialist knowledge of GMP and MHRA regulatory guidelines
•    Ability to set up and develop new processes and procedures.

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 Fastlab and Trasis radiochemistry systems, automated dispensing systems and a fully equipped quality control laboratory with (Radio-)chromatography equipment, Multi-channel Analysis, Endotoxin and Gas Chromatography. 

If you would like to know more about this position, then please Prof Chris Marshall on 02920 748164.

Please be aware that the typical working day will begin at 6 am, and there will be a requirement to work flexible hours for specific projects. 

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

Salary: £43,434 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021

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

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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