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Washington University of St. Louis Cyclotron Facility Engineer - Radiology - 48809 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Position is responsible for operating and maintaining systems used to produce radioisotopes, clinical and investigational radiopharmaceutical. Additionally the position will design equipment and upgrades needed for clinical research development.


  1. Operates and maintains medical use cyclotrons that can accelerate protons ranging from 11 MeV up to 19 MeV and deuterons from 8-9 MeV used to produce isotopes (PET) that are processed into radiochemicals, radio-tracers and radiopharmaceuticals for the research and medical community to use in both research and clinical practice.
  2. Prepares radiopharmaceuticals for clinical and research use, following written SOP’s after training. Troubleshoots instrumentation for radiopharmaceutical production as required. Performs analytical analyses of final radiopharmaceuticals as needed.
  3. Design, build and test automated systems used to deliver and produce radiopharmaceuticals as directed. Suggests and implements improvements for current radiopharmaceutical production systems.
  4. Corrects and troubleshoots issues found on automation and analytical systems used in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
  5. Installs and upgrades software for commercial automated radiopharmaceutical productions and analytical systems. Programs commercial and custom built automated and data acquisition systems. Coordinates with the IT Department to ensure the proper oversight on internal projects.

Required Qualifications

B.S. in engineering or related science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Biomedical, chemical, or electrical engineering related work experience in producing radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Knowledge of common computer programming software and programs with some Labview programming experience preferred. Prefer experience working with radioactive materials. Must have attention to detail. Ability to perform duties quickly and efficiently under time constraints. Ability to perform mathematical computations, meter readings, and proper adjustments to machines to maximize performance.
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to perform duties quickly and efficiently under time constraints; ability to follow standard operating procedures and practices accurately; aptitude for creative thinking and must possess excellent problem solving skills; technically and mechanically oriented; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; willing to work with radioactivity.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $51,292 - $66,684 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Cyclotron Facility Engineer - Radiology - 48809

Job ID: 48809

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular