Position Open for: Scientist - Head of the Medical Isotope Research and Production Program

The Medical Isotope Research and Production (MIRP) Program in the Collider-Accelerator Department is funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Physics to produce and distribute radioisotopes for nuclear medicine research and clinical practice, and to develop radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for new applications in medicine and science. This program uses the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP), and the associated laboratory and hot cell complex to develop, prepare, and distribute to the nuclear medicine community and industry various radioisotopes that are difficult to produce or not available elsewhere. The BLIP, built in 1972, is the world’s first facility to utilize high energy protons for radioisotope production by diverting excess beam from the 200 MeV proton LINAC to special targets. BLIP continues to serve as an international resource for the production of selected isotopes crucial to nuclear medicine.

Position Requirements and Desirable Capabilities/Expertise/Experience

The position is for leading the DOE sponsored program in the Collider-Accelerator Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory on radioisotope research and production with accelerator beams, and radiopharmaceutical development for molecular imaging and therapy in Nuclear Medicine. It requires a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Chemistry, Radiochemistry, or Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry, and at least ten years of related scientific experience, such as target design, irradiation and validation, radiochemical separations of accelerator-irradiated targets, radiopharmaceutical research and development, and pre-clinical testing of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals. The candidate should be proficient in the characterization of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals using modern analytical techniques and instruments, and have knowledge and experience in implementing and carrying out c-GMP procedures. A good track record in facility management and planning, and executing facility upgrades is highly desirable; success in research proposal writing is also highly desirable. The candidate should also have a minimum of ten years supervisory experience in leading a research group or team consisting of members with diverse areas of expertise within the field of radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical research and development.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.bnl.gov/hr/careers/jobs-entry.php (Job ID 167901).