TRIUMF is Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.
At TRIUMF, we’re passionate about accelerating discovery and innovation to improve lives and build a better world. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.
Our expanding Life Sciences Division provides support for radiopharmaceutical production and distribution of tracers to our collaborators that rely on TRIUMF for their research. This Division also has overall responsibility for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of components, systems and subsystems for the radioisotope production and processing facilities for tracers to be used in research projects both at TRIUMF and at other laboratories.
In support of these programs, we are currently accepting applications for a junior level technician who will be responsible for carrying out day-to-day quality control testing on injectable radiopharmaceuticals prepared for the positron emission tomography (PET) imaging program, and performing radiosynthesis when needed. You will be involved in troubleshooting quality control equipment, record keeping and following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and your specific responsibilities will include:
- Daily quality control testing and documentation for radiopharmaceuticals
- Willingness to be cross-trained on the routine synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals
- Helping maintain laboratory organization and following established procedures for routine care, cleaning and disinfection of clean room spaces
- Writing and maintaining documentation, and maintaining supplies and records of consumables
As our ideal candidate, you have a high attention to detail and strong organizational and communication skills. You have basic computer skills and strong record keeping skills, and your other qualifications include:
- General and analytical chemistry skills
- Knowledge of sterile pharmaceutical practices combined with meticulous laboratory skills
- A BSc in chemistry or an appropriate technical diploma combined with 2 years relevant experience, ideally in radiochemistry and radiopharmaceutical chemistry
While not required, experience in the operation and maintenance of analytical equipment such as HPLC and GC would be a definite asset to your application.
Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).
TRIUMF is located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. We offer a competitive total compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, attractive salary, and an excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high profile national research facility.
TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will include the following in one complete PDF file:
- Subject line: 729
- Employment Application Form
- Cover letter indicating salary expectations
Applications will be accepted until July 21st, 2019.
It is important to note that due to operation necessity, TRIUMF will as needed, make hiring decisions that could pre-empt the application closing date. Accordingly, we suggest candidates submit expressions of interest in a timely fashion.