The Research Analyst performs complex and intricate experiments while following research techniques and procedures. Prepares reports and conducts analysis of performed experiments. Provides guidance and support to junior level staff.
The Research Analysis in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences will work on the production and quality control analysis of known radiopharmaceuticals for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using micro-scale chemistry methods and state-of-the-art automated synthesis and analytical instrumentation. Duties include radiolabeling with short half-life positron emitting radionuclides, performing multiple routine chemical analyses to verify compliance with radiopharmaceutical quality release criteria, and complex analytical method development for novel radiopharmaceuticals. The Research Analyst will also assist the facility director with training of new personnel and data collection for research projects. Responsible for the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals to meet strict FDA acceptance criteria and detailed documentation of processes and results, properly conducts specific translational research projects, maintains efficient laboratory operations and performs other duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the laboratory and department.
Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related work experience.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in chemistry or related scientific field with one year of laboratory experience and/or undergraduate research experience.
Background in analytical chemistry. Experience performing multi-step organic synthesis, interpreting analytical data (NMR, MS, IR, UV), micro-scale reactions, and chromatographic separation methods (HPLC, GC, TLC). Knowledge of documentation for GMP compliance, experience troubleshooting analytical instrumentation (HPLC, GC) and performing routine maintenance on small laboratory equipment. Willingness to work with high-energy gamma-emitting radioactive material (e.g. carbon-11, fluorine-18, etc.). Must also have the ability to operate with high consistency, adapt to changes in a fast-paced environment, prepare and follow strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) and comply with all regulatory documentation. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and perform under strict short-term deadlines is required for preparation of these short half-life radiopharmaceuticals. As ours is a multi-disciplinary field, applicants must demonstrate effective communication skills with colleagues of diverse rank and scientific backgrounds.
Working Conditions / Demands
The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighning up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accomodation.
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