About the Opportunity
The Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotopes Separations Development) is to conduct separations research and development with the aim to improve existing radioisotope production methods and enable new radioisotope availability. The position holder applies new separations discoveries and existing technological advances to increase efficiency of radioisotope production and reveal previously undiscovered radioisotope separations for medical applications. The position holder uses expertise and experience to build and utilise networks across NST, Nuclear Medicine businesses, national and international collaborators for the delivery of high impact outcomes, ultimately contributing to ANSTO’s strategic imperatives.
"The Radioisotope team works towards the translation of medical radioisotopes for manufacture and the development of novel medical radioisotopes to address areas of unmet clinical need. We are looking for an experienced radiochemist to support these areas. The ideal candidate has a deep desire and curiosity in developing radioisotope separations with the intrinsic motivation to translate developed separation technologies for larger scaled manufacture. They have a proven ability in radioisotope separation development in either reactor or cyclotron-based radioisotope separations. We offer flexible working arrangements, ongoing development opportunities and the ability to work at early-stage technology discovery through to product translation." - Ivan Greguric, Head of Radiochemisty
Your Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide research leadership and development expertise in the separation of new and improved radioisotope manufacturing processes, innovation, and the generation of intellectual property.
- Conduct research and development activities with the aim to enable new radioisotope availability, increase efficiency of production, and explore new separation technology with the intent of translating radioisotopes for medically relevant uses.
- Lead, perform, and contribute to the design and prototyping of radioisotope separations work related to chemical and radiochemical handling, sampling, separation, and analysis. Implement and execute new and improved radioisotope separation methods for proof of principle supply to ANSTO’s user communities.
- Conduct routine radioisotope production and propose, evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved manufacturing methods for routine supply of radioisotopes to user communities.
Interested candidates are encouraged to click on 'Apply now' to view full Position Description on the ANSTO website.
ANSTO Careers Website: Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotope Translation) (ansto.gov.au)