Quality Control Chemist - University of Cambridge

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Closing Date
7 Jul 2019
£30,395 to £39,609
Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, University of Cambridge

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, a world renowned Major Research Facility within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We are a regional PET centre in the UK, which undertakes manufacturing of radiopharmaceuticals for use in the biomedical imaging technique of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), primarily for imaging programmes based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The unit has a dedicated radiochemistry facility for the production of short-lived radiopharmaceuticals for human use under Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency licences.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Radiopharmaceutical Unit, which is responsible for the regular syntheses of radiopharmaceuticals tailored to the requirements of the PET imaging programmes at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and collaborators; together with the research and development of novel radiopharmaceuticals. To achieve the requirements of good manufacturing practice, in accordance with our MHRA licenses, you will mainly be responsible for performing quality control and quality assurance duties.

You will have a BSc in chemistry or related subjects and experience in analytical chemistry methods, including HPLC, GC and MS. You should have a clear understanding of the unique aspects pertaining to radiation safety and GMP for the synthesis of PET radiotracers and the ability to adhere to statutory health and safety guidelines within a chemistry laboratory, including radiation. You will also need to be willing to work contracted hours flexibly in order to meet clinically determined measurement time points and to work in a multidisciplinary teams involving clinical staff, radiographers, physicists and biologists.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Dr I Boros enquiries@wbic.cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21911

Interview Date: w/c 15th July 2019

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SR19485 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Contact Details

Dr I Boros: enquiries@wbic.cam.ac.uk