Position Details
Reference Number 20551
Position Title Analytical Chemist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time, Fixed Term Part Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Medical Scientists & Other
Classification From: RX5 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR5
Classification To: RX7 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR7
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


Cancer Imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is looking for an experienced analytical chemist to join its Radiopharmaceutical Research Laboratories. 


A full time fixed term (2 year) position is available immediately for an analytical chemist with strong analytical experience. The successful candidate will work as part of a busy molecular imaging program that provides a range of nuclear medicine and PET imaging procedures, as well as an active and expanding radionuclide therapy program.


The analytical chemist will be an important member of our radiopharmaceutical development team whose main objective is to assist in the reliable and timely provision of radiopharmaceuticals to a busy nuclear medicine practice. This position will also provide the opportunity for a motivated analytical chemist to extend their skill set to include radiopharmaceutical science applications with roles not only in the provision of agents to the clinic but also fundamental research. You will be a key player in managing the Radiopharmaceutical Research Quality Control Laboratories.


Your primary duties will include, but not be limited to, the provision of a radioanalytical service to the service. You will be responsible for the analysis of radiopharmaceuticals, the development of robust analytical methods to identify radiopharmaceuticals and their validation. You will also be proficient in HPLC, GC and TLC. Consequently, you will be an instrumental member of a multi-disciplined team working at all times in accordance with occupational health and safety, and regulatory requirements.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Bachelor of Science Degree
Essential: Pharmaceutical industry trained and analytical chemistry experience
Desirable: Radiopharmaceutical quality control testing experience
Desirable: GMP experience
Contact Person Michelle McDade
Contact Number +61401624253
Contact Email michelle.mcdade@petermac.org
Alternate Contact Person Mo Haskali
Alternate Contact Number 0385596913
Closing Date 24/10/2021
Position Description
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