POSITION INFORMATION:Provides assistance to a researchstaff by collecting data, keeping records, conducting literature and technicalresearch, analyzing data, preparing reports, etc. The candidate will be responsible for operation,quality control and maintenance of cyclotron equipment. The project requires andradioactivity handling experience. While prior understanding of these aspectsis a definite plus, appropriate training will be provided. Preference will begiven to candidates with technologist training/experience in nuclear imagingand background in chemistry.
Equipment: Operates and manages a cyclotron forthe production of radioactivity and radio-pharmaceuticals.
Data Collection. Acquires and maintains data output from equipment and collects variousforms of data pertaining to the research project or projects.
Record Keeping. Keeps record of information obtained duringresearch and maintains equipment usage catalogue. May include maintenance of a database, hardfiles, etc. as per good manufacturing practices.
Literature Research. Conducts research of the literaturepertaining to the primary job responsibilities.
Technical Research. Independently conducts technical research, includingcyclotron operation and quality control.
Data Analysis. Conducts analyses of data. Printsimages, prepare electronic files of data and provides them to the investigator.Interprets, draws conclusions, and discusses with principal investigator.
Report Preparation. Prepares various reports containingdescriptive, analytical, and evaluative content that may be submitted forpublication.
Collaboration. Assists and collaborates with other researchers.
Material Presentation. Presents/shares research material to fellowresearchers and investigators.
Laboratory upkeep. Keeps laboratory space cleanand tidy, and maintains inventory.
As Needed. Performsvarious duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Education: Master's Degree comparable to wherethe vacancy exists
Experience: 60 months of research specialtyexperience, and 12 months of supervisory experience
Equivalent/ Substitution: Will accept a Ph.D.plus 36 months experience as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cyclotron, nuclear imaging, analyticaland biochemical skills, radioactivity handling, animal models, and ability towork in a team
Ability to recognize and control risks from work activities(i.e. radiation safety, etc.)
Goodwritten and verbal communication skills
Experience in a chemistry lab setting is a plus.
Preference will be given to candidates who have prior work experience in the use of radioactivity/ionizing radiation and regulations associated with it.
Working knowledge of Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines and FDA licensing commitments.
The University Of Oklahoma