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Radiochemistry Technician

Company name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location
Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Chemistry

Posted on
Jul 25, 2022

Valid Through
Nov 07, 2022

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Overview
The Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility (MCIF) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) collaborates with internationally renowned investigators and companies to conduct ground-breaking research in radiopharmaceutical development. The MCIF is adjacent to DFCI\u2019s preclinical imaging facility, allowing evaluation of novel diagnostics and therapeutics in virtually any clinically relevant cancer model in longitudinal treatment studies. This work can be translated to clinic to allow physicians to better diagnose and characterize cancer, choose targeted therapies, monitor treatment efficacy, and improve the outcomes of adult and pediatric cancer patients.
 
The Dana-Farber\u2019s Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility (MCIF) is seeking outstanding applicants for Senior Radiochemistry Research Technician to support MCIF\u2019s pre-clinical activities. 
 
The Senior Radiochemistry Research Technician will work in a team setting, take direction from the Facility\u2019s Scientific Director and be involved in activities related to synthesis and quality control of novel radiopharmaceuticals, as well as various aspects of cyclotron facility support. This position presents an excellent opportunity to develop advanced skills in the fast-growing field of radiopharmaceuticals (including theranostics) through direct engagement with a wide range of projects and leaders in the field.
 
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
 
Responsibilities

Work with MCIF Radiochemists to develop radiolabeling methods and radiopharmaceutical formulations for small molecules and biologics
Assist in developing chromatographic methods to analyze and purify radiolabeled compounds (HPLC, GC, radio-TLC, et al.)
Conduct in vitro assays to evaluate and optimize stability of radiolabeled compounds
Translate radiolabeling methods to automated synthesis modules
Conduct quality control testing on pre-clinical products
Maintain clear and accurate records
Prepare and follow standard operating procedures
Interpret data, recognize aberrant results, and propose next steps
Summarize data for reports, patents, and presentations
Support to other areas of MCIF including aseptic production, cyclotron operations, materials control, and GMP cleanroom operations (environmental monitoring, cleaning, etc.) \u2013 training will be provided as needed
Must be able to lift 30 lbs (vial shields, syringe shields, etc.)

Qualifications
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

BSc Degree in Chemistry or related field
Working knowledge of organic and analytical chemistry is essential for this role

PREFERRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:

Working knowledge of radiochemistry (training will be provided for otherwise qualified candidates)
Experience in the production and testing of products for animal and human use
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Strong communication skills, including proficiency in English, both written and oral
Ability to prioritize projects and troubleshoot problems
Ability to readily acquire new skills and techniques

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Company info

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Website : http://www.dana-farber.org/

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