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Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotopes Manager)

Lucas Heights, Sutherland Shire (AUSTRALIA)
Commensurate with skills and experience+ 15.4% superannuation
Closing date
28 Jan 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | Salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Lucas Heights I Health & Wellbeing Programs I Flexible Work Arrangements

About the Opportunity

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.


In our pursuit of excellence, we are actively seeking an esteemed Senior Radiochemistry Manager to lead our team of highly skilled radioisotope radiochemists. We require a leader with a substantial track record in radiochemical development, manufacturing, and translation. Your expertise in this field is essential.


Furthermore, we are seeking an individual who demonstrates a deep understanding and practical application of safety, quality, and regulatory practices within the intricate field of radiochemistry. Your ability to champion these critical elements is paramount to our mission.


Your ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders will be indispensable in achieving our goals. Strategic thinking, efficient resource allocation, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills are your strengths. These skills are fundamental to ANSTO's commitment to enabling and delivering radioisotopes of national significance. Join us in this exciting journey of scientific advancement and make a lasting impact on the field of radioisotopes. 

About You

"The Radioisotope team works towards the development and translation of new and existing medical radioisotopes for manufacture and will support the renewal of ANSTO’s nuclear medicines manufacture processes for the new Nuclear Medicine Manufacture Facility. We are looking for a respected senior radiochemistry manager to lead a team of radioisotope radiochemists, with significant radiochemistry experience in radiochemical development, manufacture and translation.  I am looking for someone who has a passion for people leadership and growth, demonstrated experience applying and understanding safety, quality, and regulatory practise within a radiochemistry environment.  You have a strong ability to develop productive working relationships with key stakeholders.  Your strong strategic thinking, resource allocation and verbal and written communications skills will assist ANSTO in enabling and delivering radioisotopes of national interest."     - Ivan Greguric, Head of Radiochemistry

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide scientific leadership and specialist expertise in radioisotopes separation and automation to improve or renew radioisotope manufacture, leading to the delivery of new radioisotopes or technologies.
  • Lead and manage routine radioisotope production and propose, evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved manufacturing methods for routine supply of radioisotopes to user communities.
  • Lead and support the creation, development and execution of early-stage radioisotope separation and technologies. To support and develop radiochemistry capabilities, ANSTO business and external commercial and academic partners.
  • Lead and support the translation of new radioisotope manufacturing processes for product commercialisation or clinical research provision. Evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved manufacturing methods for routine supply of radioisotopes, using sound knowledge of the principles of Good Manufacture Practice (GMP).

ANSTO Careers Website: Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotopes Manager) (

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