Radiochemistry Technician

Job Number
Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Banner Alzheimer's Institute - Radiochemistry Research
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1111 East McDowell Rd
City & State
Posting Category


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Banner Alzheimer's Institute is currently seeking a Radiochemistry Technician.  This position is located in Central Phoenix, off 10th Street & McDowell.


About Banner Alzheimer's Institute
BAI was established in 2006 as Banner Health's first Center of Excellence. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. Our team is uniquely, passionately and strategically committed to ending Alzheimer's without losing another generation and to providing an unparalleled model of care for families facing this devastating disease. BAI is committed to improving people's lives through excellent patient care and advances that capitalize on the best biomedical research. We intend to make a transformational difference in Alzheimer's research and care.



About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

Under the direction of the radiochemistry staff, this position is responsible for performing a wide variety of laboratory maintenance and preparation procedures associated with the synthesis, quality control and distribution of radioactive tracers for research use in compliance with established standard operating procedures current Good Manufacturing Practices, other FDA regulations and the United States Pharmacopeia.


Essential Functions

  • Cleans and maintains sterile preparation rooms, anteroom and Laminar flow hoods according to standard operating procures (SOPs) and USP 797 guidelines. Performs routine environmental testing as required. Also performs periodic checks of sterility and environmental monitoring media at scheduled intervals.


  • Disinfects and sterilizes glassware in preparation for radiotracer compounding. Performs cleaning procedures of radioactive synthesis modules prior to use in radiotracer production.


  • Performs routine production and quality control of radiotracers according to established SOPs, USP 823 and/or CFR212. Maintains, calibrates and is responsible for a variety of chemistry and scientific instrumentation used in the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals such as analytical TLC, HPLC, GC and bacterial endotoxin testing systems. Collects and documents quality control data on existing equipment at scheduled intervals.


  • Routinely handles radioisotopes and radiotracers in a safe & compliant manner. Coordinates the acquisition and disposal of radioactive substances per state and federal regulations. Also assists in the shipment of radiotracers to remote sites according to DOT regulations. Performs radiation surveys using standard radiation monitoring equipment.


  • Responsible for general inventory of laboratory supplies including ordering, receipt and approval using the radiochemistry Laboratory Information System. Also responsible for storage and disposal of chemical waste and maintaining the necessary documentation.


  • Participates in regularly scheduled lab meetings in order to receive information. Assists in the drafting and review of standard operating procedures, forms, material specification sheets or other laboratory documents.



Minimum Qualifications

Must possess knowledge of scientific laboratory processes and procedures as normally demonstrated through the completion of a High School Diploma with college level courses in Science, Chemistry, or related areas.

Experience typically gained through a minimum of three years biomedical research laboratory experience. Must be able to follow instructions and protocols. Must be able to work independently to multi-task and re-prioritize duties as needed. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are required.

Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel, Access, OneNote and PowerPoint. Must have basic knowledge and understanding of chemical/pharmacy terminology in order to read, identify, and extract pertinent data from laboratory records and information.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Science, Chemistry, or related field.DOT training in the packaging and shipment of radioactive materials. Prior experience using radiation monitoring equipment.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.