The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for Associate Research Scientist in the PET Radiochemistry Laboratories in the Kreitchman PET Center to lead a radiometal program and quality control efforts.
Reporting to the PET Center Director, the Associate Research Scientist will be responsible for optimization, production and quality control of research radiotracers and for quality assurance and control programs in the Radiochemistry Laboratory at the Kreitchman PET Center. The candidate will ensure that production procedures, laboratory procedures, and facilities and equipment systems employed during the manufacture and processing of PET drug products are in conformity with the PET Center’s SOPs, as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and all other applicable regulatory standards.
Specific duties include:
1. Produce research PET radiotracers according to the PET Center’s production methods and SOPs.
2. Perform and lead Quality Control of PET radiopharmaceuticals produced by the Kreitchman PET Center to ensure that they are fully compliant with release criteria, written procedures and SOPs.
3. Lead radiochemist for radiometal labeling with interest in both service and novel research in this area.
4. This position reports to the PET Center Director for all aspects of research and production. Report all QC/QA findings to PET Center Director and work with the Director on development of corrective action plans where applicable.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Degree Required:
Internal Number: 1551
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