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Radiology - Research Imaging Facilities

Commensurate w/Experience

Director of its Cyclotron/PET Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University in St. Louis is recruiting a Director of its Cyclotron/PET Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility.This is a faculty position, with academic rank dependent upon qualifications. In addition to radiochemistry and production oversight, responsibilities include personnel and business operations management.  

The Cyclotron/PET Radiopharmaceutical Production Facility has been in existence since 1941, has four cyclotrons, and is one of the most advanced. It contains a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Facility and a Radionuclide Production Laboratory (RPL). The GMP facility maintains a portfolio of over 20 human-use radiopharmaceuticals, and is the principal supplier of 18F-FDG to Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), the flag-ship hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine.  The RPL is the largest producer of Cu-64 in the world, used for local research and shipped for sale throughout the United States.  The Facility also supports a large radiochemistry research initiative at Washington University, to include novel radiotracer development and first-in-human FDA trials. 

The desired individual is an accomplished Ph.D. radiochemist or radiopharmacist, with a successful research program in new radiotracer and/or theranostic agent development who has extensive experience in directing cyclotron radiochemistry production operations and standard and solid target production. Evidence of academic productivity is essential, with a strong publication record required, and record of service to national societies and NIH grant funding preferred.  A thorough understanding of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and Nuclear Pharmacy regulations and standards is required.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology website:   www.mir.wustl.edu

Pamela K. Woodard, M.D.Sr. VC and Division Director




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Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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