About the Opportunity
The Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotopes Translation) is to support the development and translation of OPAL produced radioisotopes. The position provides research expertise to develop radioisotope separations and manufacturing methods for the provision of new and existing radioisotopes to support clinical research, medical research, and environmental tracing. The position holder uses expertise and experience to build and utilise internal networks across NST, Nuclear Medicine businesses, and national and international collaborators for the delivery of high impact outcomes, contributing to ANSTO’s strategic imperatives.
The Radioisotope team is at the forefront of developing and translating cutting-edge medical radioisotopes, while also playing a key role in rejuvenating ANSTO's nuclear medicine manufacturing processes for the state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine Manufacture Facility. We are on a mission to develop the field by translating new and existing medical radioisotopes into scalable manufacturing processes and pioneering the development of cutting-edge medical radioisotopes to meet unmet clinical demands. We are actively seeking an accomplished radiochemist to bolster our efforts. The ideal candidate should exhibit a profound passion for the intricacies of radioisotope separation and manufacturing techniques. They must be intrinsically motivated to drive the translation of radioisotope products and technologies, facilitating their integration into routine practices and large-scale production. To thrive in this role, you should have a demonstrated track record in radioisotope development and manufacture, whether through reactor or cyclotron-based radioisotope separations. At ANSTO, we provide flexible working arrangements, continuous opportunities for personal and professional growth, and the chance to engage in every stage of the technology development process, from early discovery to product translation. Join us in shaping the future of medical radioisotopes and make a lasting impact in the world of science and technology. – Ivan Greguric, Head of Radiochemistry
Your Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide specialist expertise in radioisotopes separations, manufacturing and automation leading to the provision of radioisotopes or related technologies.
- Provide research leadership and development expertise in the development of new and improved radioisotope manufacturing processes, innovation, and the generation of intellectual property.
- Lead and conduct routine radioisotope production and propose, evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved manufacturing methods for routine supply of radioisotopes to user communities.
- Drive the creation and development of technologies that support sustainable separation and manufacture of medical radioisotopes, which includes proposing research or development programs, negotiating resources, development of work plans and ensuring completion of activities.
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