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Research Associate III (req1358)

Company: Frederick National Laboratory
Location: Frederick
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Job Description:

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare preclinical radiochemical doses in a clean production environment ("cGMP-like")
  • Receive doses from outside vendor(s)
  • Perform quality control testing of doses of experimental PET imaging agents (e.g., HPLC, GC, radiopurity testing, pH, bubble testing, etc.)
  • Support the development of new laboratory methods
  • Maintain inventory of lab supplies, as needed, to support dose preparation activities
  • Prepare SS- and SR- forms for new chemicals and reagents
  • Maintain the radiochemistry production lab according to cGMP principles, important for integrity of medical imaging studies in animal models using experimental imaging agents
  • Maintain ongoing operability/capability of the lab environment. Duties include ensuring cleanliness of lab, interfacing with the facilities support departments (as needed), verifying service status of lab equipment, etc.
  • Assist the Laboratory Manager/Supervisor with record keeping and reporting to comply with rules and regulations that apply to the use of radioisotopes

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (according to CHEA) in a field related to biomedical research. Foreign degrees will be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in medical chemistry and/or analytical chemistry
  • Proficient in running HPLC and GC instrumentation
  • Experience working in a radiochemistry lab
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Successful experience working in a regulated environment (such as cGMP-like)
  • Successful experience working with PET imaging agents
  • Successful experience generating and purifying PET imaging agents for use in preclinical experiments in animal models
  • Successful experience with characterization of PET imaging agents
  • Successful experience with record keeping and reporting of records

JOB HAZARDS
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position is subject to working with radioactive material and requires to become an approved radiation worker


Keywords: Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick , Research Associate III (req1358), Other , Frederick, Maryland

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