The Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of seven academic departments in the College of Engineering and provides instruction and research in multiple specialty areas of biomedical engineering. The BME office is responsible for administering an annual budget exceeding $77M, with total operating expenses of approximately $20M (instructional and research) and approximately 600 accounts. BME has approximately 500+ undergraduate students and a graduate group of 120 students. BME has 70 academic and staff employees including postdoctoral scholars, project scientists, and other scholars.
The Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI) is a Core Facility that provides dedicated small animal imaging technologies to investigators at UC Davis and other institutions. The CMGI includes multiple imaging suites and a radiochemistry facility to support radiation-based imaging studies.
The Radiochemistry Technician Research Engineer for the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI) Radiochemistry Facility, serves as the lead at providing administrative and technical oversight and performs isotope production, radiochemistry, and quality assurance of radiopharmaceuticals. Specifically, the employee, under general supervision by the Director of Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facilities, will: (1) supervise radiation monitoring and recordkeeping; (2) oversee stocking and maintenance of the laboratory compliant with regulatory requirements for radiation, chemical and drug safety; (3) perform cyclotron production of isotopes and cyclotron repair; (4) produce radiopharmaceuticals and perform quality assurance; and (5) perform metabolite analysis on animal blood and urine samples.
Strong chemistry skills and an aptitude for equipment repair are essential. HPLC proficiency and experience working in a radiation use environment are desirable. Specialized skills, particularly operation and independent maintenance of automated synthesis units; and operation, maintenance and repair of the cyclotron, and qualification as a Certified Cyclotron Operator are essential.
$4,883.33/mo. - $9,983.33/mo.
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Full Time 100%
Monday – Friday; TBD
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Position requires lifting and moving lab supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
A valid CA driver's license is required.
The employee must wear appropriate protective clothing.
The employee must adhere to all University rules and regulations regarding laboratory and chemical safety, and the use of radioactive materials and animals.
This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
The employee must be able to work with radioactive isotopes.
The employee must be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, tolerate the sight of blood and animal tissues, and work with anesthetized animals.
This position requires occasional work in a secured animal research area with anesthetized non-human primates.
The employee must be able to adjust to a fluctuating workload, work flexible hours during the work week, and work occasional overtime, including weekends, if necessary.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related field.
Certified Cyclotron Operator
Experience in standard chemistry laboratory operations, and use of standard chemical laboratory instruments.
Experience with, or evidence of aptitude for, maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment.
Ability to maintain a clean, safe, well-stocked, and organized radiochemistry laboratory.
Organizational and time management skills to assure full, timely compliance with radiation and chemical safety practices, documentation, and reporting.
Computer skills: proficiency with spreadsheets and word processing, and aptitude to operate software-driven equipment.
Experience with safe handling of chemicals, biohazards, and/or radioactivity.
Proficiency with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Prior experience in a radiation-use laboratory.
Proficiency with electrical diagnostic instruments, and electrical and vacuum system repair.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.