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Radiopharmaceutical Unit Production Manager

Applications are invited for the position of Production Manager at the Radiopharmaceutical Unit (RPU) in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC), a Major Research Facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The key function of the RPU is to manufacture short-lived radiopharmaceuticals to the high standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for the clinical imaging technique of Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The Unit has undergone a recent major investment of £4.4m, thus enabling an increase in capability and capacity to undertake the increasing number of radiopharmaceutical productions that have arisen from recent major research awards, future initiatives and partnerships.

The post holder will be a senior member of the WBIC chemistry group, which is responsible for the regular syntheses of radiopharmaceuticals tailored to the requirements of the PET imaging programmes at the WBIC, Addenbrooke's PET-CT and external collaborators. The post holder will be responsible for the routine production of PET radiopharmaceuticals and running the GMP PET laboratory at the WBIC's Radiopharmaceutical Unit, including implementing the requirements of GMP for obtaining and retaining its regulatory manufacturing licences (Specials and IMP). They will also be responsible for the scheduling and execution of tasks within the GMP PET laboratory such as documentation, infrastructure maintenance and building of a proactive GMP focused culture in the unit.

You should have a Life Sciences degree (or equivalent) with related experience, gained either within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry or academia. Previous experience with the manufacturing of GMP grade PET radiotracers control would be advantageous.

You will demonstrate strong leadership qualities with sound decision making and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. Good planning and organisation skills; good communication and excellent record keeping skills are essential.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 29th April 2018

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 SR15165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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