Chemist, Nuclear Manufacturing

in Van Nuys, CA

Chemist, Nuclear Manufacturing Job

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    16310 Raymer St
    Van Nuys, CA 91406, US

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    Full time

What a Product Chemist contributes to Cardinal Health

Within the Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions segment, chemists are needed for all aspects of production as well as planning for future products that we make.  They are essential in the quality arena as a consultant when complicated questions arise related to the lifecycle process of the manufactured drugs.  They are critical in assisting in investigations and troubleshooting when equipment or other processes fail. 

The Chemist contributes to the Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions segment in the following ways:

Ensuring chemical processes are functioning in all production equipment across the network.Consulting on existing and new equipment, related issues from a chemistry standpoint.Bringing guidance to chemistry related failures and how to best mitigate potential future problems of the same or similar nature.Fielding support calls during regular production hours.

The potential hire will ideally be within 30 minutes of the Van Nuys PET facility based business need


The position requires the operation of automatic and manual manufacturing and chemical process equipment of high complexity in various production processes in accordance with operating procedures.Performs a variety of tasks related to the processing of ingredients and/or pharmaceutical products hands-on radiochemistry synthesis, radionuclide purification.Performs standard operating procedures to meet current good manufacturing practices (GMP).Disciplined approach to adhering to a large volume of SOPs, with the ability to  adapt to process improvementsMaintains records related to current and past operating characteristics for network equipment and using that for potential future issues.   May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.Development of equipment rollout processes including creation of analytical software methods for differing accessibility priorities, as well as process tech transfer for internal products and vendor requested products.Set up of analytical instruments (HPLC, GC, ICP-OES, HPGe, LC-MS)


Bachelor’s degree in related field (Chemistry), or equivalent work experience preferredA minimum of 4 - 8 years PET (Positron Emission Tomography) experience preferredExperience with analytical instrumentation (HPLC, GC, ICP-OES, HPGe, LC-MS)Develop and maintain experience in radiochemistry techniquesAbility to train and coach others from technical expertiseUp to 60% travel

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projectsParticipates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goalsRecommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models based on technical and empirical knowledgeWorks on or may lead complex projects of large scope, implemented with cross-functional teamsProjects may have significant and long-term impactProvides solutions which may set precedent for development of SOPs and future processes and procedureIndependently determines method for completion of new projects Anticipated salary range: $84,200-$126,315Bonus eligible: NoBenefits: Health insurance, 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Vacation, STD/LTD

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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