Curium Chemistry Technician in Maryland Heights, Missouri
Curium was formed in 2017 through the union of IBA Molecular and Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC. Curium is a world-class nuclear medicine solutions provider with over 100 years of combined industry experience. We are proud to service over 14 million patients worldwide each year and strive to provide best-in-class quality products and exceptional, reliable service.
Our diverse group of industry experts is unified under one strong and singular focus – to develop, manufacture and supply SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to customers around the globe. In fact, we have over 6,000 customers in over 70 countries world-wide.
At Curium, every single dose counts in helping doctors and patients diagnose and treat disease. That means every single employee counts toward meeting this unified objective to help each patient live “Life Forward”. We have an amazing team that lives by our core values every single day – integrity, commitment and collaboration. Our North American headquarters is in Maryland Heights, MO. Come grow with us!
Scope of Position:
The Cyclotron Chemistry position produces the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient for cyclotron-based radiopharmaceuticals through purification of starting materials by means of chemical processing. This work is conducted in cGMP and NRC compliant laboratories utilizing advanced equipment in the creation of new products.
Saturday – Wednesday (5 eight-hour shifts per week)
Work Hours: 12 pm to 8:30 pm, depending on project schedules
Ability to work overtime when necessary
Ensure a safe and quality working environment
Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of equipment
Train and qualify on the manufacturing processes of the area
Perform proper line clearances
Properly record data per SOPs and cGMP guidelines
Work according to SOPs and cGMP guidelines.
Work within the team environment and interact with other departments for operational success
Perform Batch Record calculations
Become proficient with using tele-manipulators
Accurately label products
Accurately count materials and labels
Use logical methods to solve problems with effective solutions and make quick quality decisions
Conduct postmortem reviews on delays, production issues and problems, determine lasting solutions
Awareness of FDA, NRC, ALARA, and OSHA requirements
Ability to elevate abnormalities within a process to leadership
Assist and support in investigations and process improvements
Participate in safety programs, committees, or teams
Prepare chemical solutions for processes, following standardized formulas
Follow both spoken and written directions
Communicate effectively, both written and verbally
Perform duties as assigned by leadership
Wiliness to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the department and business
Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products
Test products or sub assemblies for functionality or quality
Start up and shut down processing equipment
Associate Degree or completion of an equivalent certification program from a technical or vocational school is required. Equivalent relevant years of experience in this field of study will also be considered.
Three to five years of manufacturing chemistry experience is required, preferably in a pharmaceutical or similar industry.
Experience working in a FDA regulated cGMP environment is preferred.
Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
Responsibilities also include the ability to lift up to 70 pounds, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist upper body, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs and ladders without accommodation.
Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
Must be able to work outside of regular work hours, work rotating shifts, weekends, and overtime, as necessary. • Willingness to work around mechanical and moving parts, around low and high voltages, with exposure to dust, dirt, odors and irritants.
Close attention to detail required, and must possess good hand-eye coordination.
Willingness to work in a team-based environment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Curium is anequal opportunity employerand believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.