The incumbent will be: Responsible for the compounding of radiopharmaceuticals. Responsible for the safe handling and radiolabeling of blood products for diagnostic use. Responsible for the manufacturing of cold kits. Responsible for all scientific and manufacturing issues. Lead scientific business (radiopharmaceuticals) interactions with various external and internal stakeholders and other provincial organizations. Manage interactions with other hospital units including: diagnostic imaging, laboratory, outpatient, and pharmacy departments as it relates to product needs. Radiopharmaceutical product development of PET and SPECT agents and cold kits. The incumbent will, in collaboration with Quality & Administration: Apply scientific, production, Quality, business, and management expertise to achieve the strategic, financial and operational goals of the ERC. Contributes to the maintenance of an Establishment License with Health Canada for the fabrication and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. Ensures availability and distribution of radiopharmaceutical kits. Contributes to the management and oversight of regulatory body(s) requirements including but not limited to Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Regulations (CNSC). Involved in the RFP of radiopharmaceutical products and services by providing expertise. Ensures compliance to all regulations governing the manufacture, quality control and distribution of radiopharmaceutical products and services. Provide interpretation, expertise, and knowledge related to Good Manufacturing Practice and Regulations. Jointly accountable for the success of the ERC as a business. Involved in staff performance and management recruitment.
PhD in Chemistry/Radiochemistry with a Post Graduate certificate training in Radiopharmaceutical chemistry/Radiopharmacy.
Minimum 1-2 year experience in radiopharmaceutical operations encompassing manufacturing, compounding, quality control and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. Knowledge and understanding of Federal/ Provincial regulations governing radiopharmaceutical operations. Members of Canadian College of Radiopharmaceuticals, European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta.
Academic appointment with University of Alberta preferred.