Siemens Healthineers is recruiting for a PET Chemist to assist production and QC testing of radiopharmaceuticals. The role will involve operation of the clean room and associated devices and routine QC testing, environmental monitoring and operation of the associated devices at our cyclotron facility on the Mount Vernon Hospital campus. The role will help to ensure that the requirements of radiopharmaceutical production, Radiation Compliance, Health and Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice and licensing commitments are met.
Part of the Siemens Healthineers, PETNET is at the forefront of radiopharmaceuticals and molecular imaging. We work with some of the world leading research organisations, pioneering new biomarkers and changing nuclear medicine for physicians and patients. With over 50 radiopharmaceutical distribution centres across the world, we are one of the largest PET (positron emission tomography) biomarker producers globally. We are committed to developing innovative PET tracer technologies, thus helping to expand and advance the science of molecular imaging. Our UK sites are growing all the time, attracting expert technicians and scientists from across the industry.
What are my key responsibilities?
Assist the Head of QC to ensure that production and QC activities are performed to the PETNET Quality System in accordance with cGMP.
Perform QC testing and carry out environmental monitoring according to schedule.
Assist Head of Production by performing production of radiopharmaceuticals within cleanrooms to cGMP.
Maintain/trend QC equipment.
Perform cleaning and maintenance of clean room and associated devices
Assist in the periodic review of PETNET standard operating procedures and writing of new procedures as required.
Work to a shift pattern for manufacturing according to customer demands and business needs including weekends.
Troubleshooting production issues to reduce/eliminate downtime and achieve continued maximum delivery of product.
Assist in facility preparation for MHRA and EA inspections where required.
Ensure adequate stock levels of consumables are maintained.
Shipment of dangerous goods according to ADR regulations.
Ensure ongoing continuous professional development to achieve full awareness and technical knowledge of all current legislation and scientific development associated with PET radiopharmaceuticals and their production.
Report KPI data to the Facility Manager.
Report monthly customer doses/missed doses/credits to accounts for monthly billing.
Work with other PETNET staff to ensure alignment of operational processes and back up capabilities across all PETNET sites.
Operation of our cyclotron particle accelerator
What do I need to qualify for this role?
The ideal candidate would have PET radiopharmaceutical production and/or testing experience. Otherwise experience in one of the following would be highly desirable: analytical chemistry methods in a cGMP environment, possibly in the pharmaceutical sector or clean room experience working to cGMP. A science degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Radiochemistry would also be beneficial although not essential.
The successful candidate would be required to work in accordance with a shift pattern which involves routine night and weekend working.
We at Siemens Healthineers are committed to helping healthcare providers globally to succeed in today’s dynamic environment. We are inspired to transform the way things are done – because we want what is best for our people, our customers and ultimately the health of mankind. While we are invested in engineering excellence – leading-edge medical technologies and services, we don’t stop there. We’re also deeply invested in our 48,000 people with the hearts of pioneers and minds of engineers, highly committed and connected in this industry. And as we strive to shape the future of healthcare, our overall success will depend on our ability to continuously reinvent ourselves.
In order to push the boundaries in our exciting and challenging industry, our shared sense of common purpose guides our decisions and day-to-day work. We work in a flexible and dynamic environment that allows for our own priorities. And while we respect each other’s individuality, we are proud of the high level of team spirit we share.
We offer a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.
We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.
Job ID: 116515
Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Company: Siemens Healthcare Limited
Experience Level: not defined
Job Type: Full-time