Scientist I - PET Radiopharmacology

Posted 16 February 2024
Salary US$35 - US$38 per hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
LocationNorth Chicago
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Scientist I - PET Radiopharmacology
Lake County, IL
Length of assignment: 1 year
Hourly Pay Rate: $35-38/hr

Orion Group is hiring a Scientist I to work with our global pharmaceutical client's Radiopharmacology team in Lake County, IL.

This Scientist will perform radiopharmacology experiments to support the discovery, validation, prosecution, and interpretation of PET imaging targets in neuroscience.

* Support the evaluation of new and existing PET radioligands using in vitro radiopharmacology techniques including, but not limited to, brain tissue homogenization, radioligand filter binding assays, and analysis of tissue sections by autoradiography and/or fluorescence imaging.
* Implement existing experimental protocols/techniques to generate consistent, high-quality data.
* Interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments, note significant deviations, then suggest, design, and pursue relevant follow-on experiments.
* Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems within scientific discipline in a timely manner.
* Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, and hazardous and radioactive compounds.
* Communicate key results to team members and project stakeholders verbally and in written form.

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education with typically 5 years of experience, or Master's Degree or equivalent education with typically two years of experience.
* Willingness and ability to work with low levels of radioactivity (e.g. 3H) is required
* Experience with in vitro biochemistry or pharmacology assay techniques is required, including multichannel pipette-based liquid handling and experience planning and running assays in multi-well plates.
* Basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel, and nonlinear curve fitting software (e.g. Graphpad Prism) is required.
* Fluorescence microscopy experience is a plus.
* Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.