JOB OVERVIEW The Cyclotron Production Technician will work with a team of pharmacists, chemists, and engineers in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment in the production and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals used in both clinical and research projects in the Department of Radiology. The technician will be involved in several aspects of research and production, including maintaining inventory of products for the facility, cyclotron operation, equipment setup, production, and quality control of routine and research radiotracers, and maintenance/troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment.
DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY & BIOMEDICAL IMAGING The Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine at UCSF. Its mission is research (basic and clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service. The Department has 32 sections and research units, 132 full-time faculty, 45 other academic (research) appointees, 34 fellows, 51 residents, 40 post docs, and 16 graduate students across six sites: Parnassus, SFGH, VA Medical Center, Mt. Zion, China Basin Landing, and Mission Bay (QB3). Many of our faculty conduct research activities and manage large research staffs, including students, fellows, post docs, and staff research associates. Some conduct bench research in wet lab settings; others have dry lab (computer based) research programs or specialize in clinical research. The Cyclotron Facility is a specialized particle production service that allows clinicians and investigators to have access to locally produced radiopharmaceuticals
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related area and 1 – 3 years of relevant work experience / or equivalent combination of education and experience / training • Ability to effectively meet the demands of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Adaptable to quickly changing priorities. • Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability • In depth critical thinking skills to evaluate issues and identify a potential solution. Creatively addresses complex or new problems. • Communication skills; includes verbal and written, active listening, and critical thinking skills. Clear and concise communicator. • Interpersonal skills, including but not limited to: problem-solving, teamwork development, leadership with other team members. Works well with others to achieve common goals.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • One to two years of GMP or related experience • PET drug manufacturing / radiopharmaceutical production experience
JOB REQUIREMENTS: The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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