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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Minimum of $65,000 for Level I, $70,000 for Level II, and $85,000 for Level III
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Laboratory, Quality Control / Analysis
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

This Radiochemist position works for the Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility (RPF) within the Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The RPF is housed in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) building. The RPF's mission is to advance radiopharmaceutical translational research. Current staff includes a Nuclear Medicine Physician Director, Radiopharmacist Manager, a second Radiochemist, and a Nuclear Pharmacy Specialist.

The Radiochemist will participate in cGMP PET manufacturing of FDA approved kits, aNDA and IND radiopharmaceuticals for successful production of radiopharmaceuticals used in cancer imaging, cardiac perfusion, and other disease oriented imaging for UW Health patients. The successful candidate will also collaborate with researchers to help develop pre-clinical and phase-1 radiopharmaceuticals for first in human and animal studies with the goal of advancing research agents to commercial production. This position will be expected to design and conduct experiments with radioactive substances; collect and analyze data from instruments such as GC, HPLC, radio-TLC, sterility testing, and endotoxin testing to ensure developed release criteria; set up, calibrate, and operate instruments during the preparation and quality control testing of the radiopharmaceutical prior to becoming approved for administration to human and/or animal patients. Some of the software and instruments the candidate will use include, but are not limited to BioTrax, Agilent ChemStation, and Chromeleon.



Experience in PET radiotracers


Experience with radiopharmaceuticals, radiopharmaceutical development, and radiochemistry

Strong background in radiochemistry preferred, but experience in organic or inorganic synthesis may also be acceptable

Willingness to safely work with radioactive materials


The University of Wisconsin is a world-class university, nationally and internationally recognized for our academic excellence, incredible students, inspiring faculty, and an amazing campus and community.

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