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Senior Radiopharmacy Technician: Cancer Imaging Research (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge Department of Radiology is seeking a Senior Radiopharmacy Technician with experience in clinical radiotracer production, for use in clinical studies in healthy volunteers and patients. This position is part of an Integrative Cancer Medicine programme, funded by Cancer Research UK, that seeks to introduce new radiopharmaceuticals for advanced cancer imaging. The successful candidate will join a dynamic multidisciplinary team and will focus initially on preparation of pre-clinical radiopharmaceuticals in our production facilities. You will later participate in the production and testing of GMP manufactured radiopharmaceuticals supporting a clinical trial of a novel imaging agent designed to image tumour cell death post treatment using positron emission tomography (PET).

The post offers an opportunity for the development of radiotracer production skills whilst contributing to the running of our research Radiopharmacy service within the university, working in close partnership with Radiopharmaceutal Production Unit (RPU) staff within the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and, on occasion, Cambridge University Hospitals.

You will have an eye for detail, work to high standards of accuracy and be prepared to work adjusted hours in order to produce radiopharmaceuticals ahead of the working day (e.g. starting work at 05:00 am). Major job roles include the production of radiopharmaceuticals under the terms of the licences and authorisations held by the Radiopharmacy. The post holder will be supported by seniors and peers in the operational team as well as researchers in the CRUK Cambridge Institute and in the Advanced Cancer Imaging programme. As this is a research programme, many of the radiopharmaceuticals will be novel so you will be expected to make suggestions to improve the quality and efficiency of production, when required. The role therefore provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Radiopharmacy technician to progress their career in a more senior role.

Candidates will be expected to have a strong CV with a minimum of a BSc in Chemistry, or equivalent qualifications and experience. A Masters qualification in chemistry and/or prior experience in radiochemistry in a clinical environment is highly desirable and experience in oncological imaging, particularly PET is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Closing Date: 26th October 2020

Please quote reference RQ24197 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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