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Radiopharmaceutical Production Technician

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
14 days ago
48,400 to 60,500 per year

Discover TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre. We are a publicly funded, not-for-profit research lab that is a hub for discovery and innovation.

Our mission is to serve as Canada’s particle accelerator centre.  We advance isotope science and technology, both fundamental and applied.  We collaborate across communities and disciplines, from nuclear and particle physics to the life and material sciences.  We discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge and opportunity for all.

TRIUMF's diverse community of nearly 600 multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff, and students create a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations.  Fueling innovation and improving lives, we are committed to accelerating discovery and shaping a better world.

The life science program facilities at TRIUMF include cyclotron systems for the production of radioisotopes, and chemistry labs for the production and development of radiopharmaceuticals used in brain research and other programs at UBC and the BC Cancer Agency as well as quality control tests on all PET radiopharmaceuticals.

As a Radiopharmaceutical Production Technician, you'll play a pivotal role in our team, responsible for synthesizing injectable radiopharmaceuticals and ensuring the seamless supply of radiometal isotopes for TRIUMF users, partners, and customers. Your primary responsibilities include conducting rigorous quality control tests, adeptly troubleshooting production and quality control equipment, meticulous record-keeping, and steadfast adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to uphold product integrity.

Furthermore, you'll actively contribute to the advancement of our radiometals program by assisting in the development of radiometals targets, refining irradiation processes, and optimizing isotope purification techniques. Your commitment to precision and innovation will be instrumental in driving our mission forward, advancing the frontiers of nuclear medicine and scientific research.


  • Execute routine synthesis of C-11 and F-18 labelled radiopharmaceuticals following Health Canada approved protocols and standard operating procedures under cGMP guidelines.
  • Conduct quality control testing and document results for radiopharmaceuticals as required.
  • Pack and ship radioactive materials following established safety protocols and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintaining laboratory organization and adhering to established procedures for routine care, cleaning, disinfection and monitoring of cleanroom spaces.
  • Writing and maintaining documentation, and maintaining supplies and records of consumables.
  • Coordinating irradiation schedules with cyclotron operators.
  • Assist in the preparation of liquid and solid radiometal targets, aiding in target dissolution and isotope purification processes as needed. 


  •  General laboratory, chemistry and synthetic organic skills, and experience with sterile pharmaceutical practices is an asset.
  •  Strong oral and written communication skills combined with exceptional record-keeping abilities.
  •  Organizational skills, basic computer skills, attention to detail and meticulous laboratory skills.
  •  Ideally, have experience in operating and maintaining automated synthesis modules and analytical equipment such as HPLC and GC.


The position requires the incumbent to be trained and designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). Training will be provided by TRIUMF.


  •     A technical diploma in health sciences with a focus on chemistry or a related field is required
  •     A minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience, preferably in radiochemistry or radiopharmaceutical chemistry.

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).

Position type:


Hours per week:

37.5Total Rewards

At TRIUMF, we value our employees and are committed to providing a competitive total rewards package. We offer comprehensive benefits that promote the well-being and security of our staff and provide an excellent opportunity to grow your career in a high-profile national research facility, where you can make a difference.

Salary Range:

$48,400.00 - $60,500.00

Benefits Information:

  • TRIUMF paid dental, extended health, vision care, emergency travel assistance, EAP, Life Insurance, and supplementary Wellness Benefits.
  • Excellent Employee Pension Plan
  • Disability benefits, and optional additional Life insurance and AD&D.
  • Generous time away
  • Maternity and paternity leaves and top-ups

As a requirement of this position, the successful candidate will need to provide acceptable proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or demonstrate that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights CodeTRIUMF will grant reasonable accommodation requests up to the point of undue hardship.

Application closing date:April 21, 2024

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

Learn more about the amazing research and work we do at TRIUMF.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

As an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalised on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Contact information:
Phone: 604.222.1047
Fax: 604.222.3791

4004 Wesbrook Mall - Vancouver, BC - V6T 2A3

TRIUMF is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.

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