Position: Process Technician (Medical Isotopes)
Location: Toronto, ON

 

General Overview

 

Kinectrics requires an experienced process chemistry technician to support its internal medical isotope programs. This position will be responsible for performing chemical processing, synthesis, purification, and analysis work. The role will conduct both non-radioactive, and radioactive lab work with a specific emphasis on inorganic and radio-metal processing. This role will also support in Kinectrics in developing GMP isotope production programs.

 

General Accountabilities

 

  • Plan, organize, conduct technical work in, inorganic, radiochemical and isotope separations, chemical and radiochemical synthesis.
  • Conduct all work in accordance with Kinectrics’ safety policies.
  • Complete laboratory experiments under direction of the Process Scientist, collect, compile and report experimental results and observations.
  • Assist in the development new process methods, perform hands-on experiments, assist in drafting written procedures, experimental plans, and reports in consultation with Kinectrics Isotopes Process Scientist.
  • Process data and prepare reports and updates and participate in project update meetings when requested.
  • Keep informed on the technical developments and techniques in the area radiosynthesis and separations through literature reviews

 

Selection Criteria

 

  • A university degree or college diploma in chemistry or related science with a focus on inorganic or radiochemistry, chemical or materials science engineering or equivalent degree or diploma in conjunction with extra courses and training or job experience in chemistry and radiochemistry.
  • 3+ years of work experience in a technical area, preferably in process or radiochemical process development with a practical ability to lead projects, train technicians, and troubleshoot technical problems while under time constraints.
  • Knowledge, training and experience in radiation protection and radiation safety.
  • A willingness to learn new techniques and gain knowledge and experience in good manufacturing practices (GMP).
  • Proven technical skills in process chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical synthesis, separations science and radiochemistry.
  • Familiarity with process and analytical instrumentation, including analytical and preparative scale LC, radiochromatographic techniques, ICP-MS, gamma-spectroscopy, and other traditional chemical and physical techniques.
  • Understanding of ALARA and other safe lab techniques.
  • Excellent computer skills with a variety of laboratory related and other software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lab Manager
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.