Oregon Health & Science University

Radiochemist / Lab Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cardiovascular Institute; Center for Radiochemistry Research
Salary Range
$78,030 - $140,454.08; commensurate with qualifications, experience, and equity
Monday - Friday, occasional weekends
Days; evenings as needed
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Center for Radiochemistry Research provides scientists with access to a suite of powerful tools for imaging with short-lived radionuclides, data analysis and is integrated with campus centers (SARIC and nuclear medicine clinic) for quantitative imaging of these tracers in vivo that provides spatial and temporal data in order to improve our basic understanding of biochemical pathways, disease processes and help select personalized treatments that enhance clinical care. 

Function/Duties of Position

We are seeking a skilled chemist with strength in radiochemistry to serve as Lab Manager and support our mission to delivery high quality radiopharmaceuticals. Work with the cyclotron and perform PET Radiochemistry techniques, in a fast paced, Core Service and Research capacity. Responsibilities include:


  • Conducting research to develop new radiosynthesis methods and methodologies and service radiosynthesis of positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals
  • Some equipment maintenance, including operating the cyclotron
  • Supervising workers in the laboratory, providing instruction in automated synthesis methods, radiochemistry and manufacturing methods and cGMP techniques, maintains and develops SOPs
  • Maintains research documents and records, maintains instrument qualifications and environmental controls

The Lab Manager works very closely with the Director of the Center for Radiochemistry Research. 

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in relevant field and 5+ years of relevant post-doctoral work experience
  • Training in PET Radiochemistry techniques, cyclotron operation
  • Experience working with positron emitting radionuclides, remote and automated systems
  • Experience working with Cyclotron
  • Experience in the management of laboratory operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD plus 7 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive training in PET Radiochemistry techniques and extensive experience in operating a cyclotron facility
  • Extensive experience with PET radiochemical techniques
  • Extensive experience operating a cyclotron
  • Extensive experience in management of laboratory operations
  • Experience in managing other laboratory personnel
  • PETtrace Cyclotron Service Training

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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