Position: Radiochemist, Medical Isotopes

Location: Toronto, ON


General Overview

Kinectrics is seeking an experienced Radiochemist to support our expanding medical isotope program that will help us meet the global demands for the next generation of medical isotopes. This position will aid in establishing Kinectrics as a leader in uninterrupted supply of high-quality isotopes that will be used in life-saving medications for patients worldwide.

This position will be responsible for performing radiochemical processing, synthesis, purification, and analysis work. The role will conduct both non-radioactive and radioactive lab work with a specific emphasis on inorganic and radiometal processing and supporting the development of GMP isotope production programs and procedures.

General Accountabilities

• Initiate, plan, organize, conduct, and troubleshoot technical work in radiochemical and isotope separations, chemical and radiochemical synthesis. Conduct all work in accordance with Kinectrics’ safety policies.
• Develop new methods, perform hands-on experiments, draft written procedures, experimental plans, and reports.
• Prepare project updates as required and participate in project update meetings when requested.
• Keep informed on the latest technical developments and techniques in radiochemical synthesis and analysis.
• Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Competencies:

• Proven technical skills in radiochemistry. Experience in process chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical synthesis, and separations science is an asset.
• Proven familiarity with process and analytical instrumentation, including analytical and preparative scale LC, radio-chromatographic 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 LabManager.
• Demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams.
• Strong written (technical and non-technical) and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently on a day-to-day basis.
• Ability to exercise discretion and judgement in resolving problems.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

• Completion of a three-year engineering/science technology program, with strong preference for chemistry or chemical or materials science engineering. A science program in another discipline is acceptable in conjunction with extra courses and training or job experience in chemistry and radiochemistry.
• 8 years related experience or equivalent education in a technical area, preferably in process or radiochemical process development, in order to have practical ability to lead projects, train technicians, and troubleshoot technical problems while under time constraints.

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.