Weill Cornell Medicine is recruiting for a Senior PET Production Chemist responsible for the development and execution of radiopharmaceutical processes and methods for the preparation of radiolabeled compounds in support of preclinical and clinical research within the Weill Cornell Medicine community. The role will help to ensure that the requirements of: radiopharmaceutical production, Radiation Safety Compliance, Laboratory Health and Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice and licensing commitments are met. The role entails the radiosynthesis of predominantly Carbon-11 and Fluorine-18 labeled radiotracers. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and collaborative research environment at one of the top universities in the world.
10 + years of progressive experience as a Radiochemist in radiopharmaceutical synthesis, and development of radiolabeling techniques
Proficiency with HPLC methodology and method development, validation, qualification, troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment
Expertise in analytical methods, equipment (GC, TLC, radiometric measurements, etc.)
Familiarity with FDA cGMP regulation and prior experience in a GMP manufacturing environment and working with the FDA is highly preferred
Ability to read, write and interpret technical documents including safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Advanced knowledge and technical skills in radiochemistry
Self-starter capable of originating ideas and independent, data-driven decision making
Proficient at learning advanced techniques and improving established processes
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and provide technical support to project teams and research groups
Able to perform in-depth literature searches
Ability to follow and observe all radiation safety procedures related to the handling of radioactive materials
Execute the qualification of manufacturing processes and manufacturing validations
Actively participates in the preparation of regulatory submissions (e.g., IND)
Actively participates in the preparation of SOPs for manufacturing/production activities and validation protocols for production processes and equipment including final reports
Excellent communication, analytical, problem solving, presentation and computer/pc skills (including proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and other related software.)
Internal Number: CBIC 516
About Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine: Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) since 1927, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, WCM also has PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Sloan-Kettering Institute and The Rockefeller University, has established a joint MD-PhD program for students to intensify their pursuit of Weill Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care. WCM is divided into 24 basic science and patient care departments that focus on the sciences underlying clinical medicine and/or encompass the study, treatment, and prevention of human diseases. The basic science and clinical departments are located in buildings that straddle York Ave. between 68th and 72nd streets on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Weill Cornell Medical College has 1781 full-time faculty (3582 total faculty) distributed across 8 basic science and 15 clinical departments. WCM maintains major affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, T...he Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery, as well as with the metropolitan-area institutions that constitute NYP Healthcare Network.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do
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