Scientist II - In Vivo PET Imaging

Posted 09 February 2024
Salary US$35 - US$48 per hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
LocationNorth Chicago
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Scientist II - in vivo PET imaging

Onsite in Lake County, IL

Length of assignment - 2 years

Hourly Rate: $35-48/hr depending on experience

Orion Group is hiring for a Scientist II to work with our global pharmaceutical client's research team in Lake County, IL. The primary function of this position is to conduct preclinical in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies


  • Provide experimental support for preclinical imaging studies in rodents and large animals, including formulation and administration of radiotracer/contrast agent/compound, image data acquisition, and blood sampling
  • Operate state of the art imaging systems, including a Mediso LFER 150 PET/CT, a Siemens Inveon PET/CT, and two Bruker MRI systems
  • Function as the study coordinator of several preclinical imaging studies
  • Develop and ensure high quality study protocols
  • Support preclinical PET imaging studies by analyzing blood or tissue samples
  • Perform analysis of imaging data using specialized software
  • Ensure maintenance of imaging equipment, in close collaboration with vendor support team
  • Conduct and interpret literature searches to aid in the understanding and improvement of imaging studies
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment through diligent handling and use-tracking of radioactive materials
  • Communicate key results to team members and project stakeholders and contribute to study reports


  • BS in pharmacology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, or a related field with typically 5 years of experience, or master's degree or equivalent education with typically 3 years of experience
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • The preferred candidate will have diverse experience in animal handling and a well-developed interest in working with advanced imaging techniques
  • Demonstrated skills in molecular imaging or in vivo pharmacology
  • Experience working with radioactivity preferred; willingness and ability to work with radioactivity required

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.