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Production Chemist

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 6th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Production Chemist

The Production Chemist will work on the manufacture of routine and research PET radiopharmaceuticals in a cGMP environment for clinical use. Will also work with quality control processes of PET radiopharmaceuticals to meet cGMP requirements, and understand HPLC, TLC and gamma spectroscopy. Will also be responsible for radiation safety duties in compliance with regulations. The primary goal of the production Chemist position is to further the development of PET pharmaceuticals at the University of California, San Francisco, and to work in a matrix structure to meet research and clinical demand. Will take a leadership position in radiopharmaceutical production facility and will be the lead chemist on all research radiopharmaceutical productions. Will plan the production of the compounds, order precursors, organize the team to perform the duties and evaluate the quality of the products before its usage on subjects.

This position will report to the manager of the laboratory in the development of standard operating procedures for the investigational PET drugs such that the facilities, equipment, and inventory control meet the associated regulatory requirements. This position will also assist in creating new approaches in the synthesis and labeling of novel radiopharmaceuticals for clinical and animal use, and in working with the director and/or manager in writing investigational drug applications (IND).

We are considering individuals at multiple levels of experience. Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related subject (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years to ten years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience. A MS/PhD and experience in drug production/development is preferred.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)