The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.
Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.
Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.
Job Number: 820137
Positions Available: 2
Years Experience Required: 1
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: Mar 8, 2018
Registered Technologist (Radiochemistry) (2 Positions)
The Research Imaging Centre (RIC) is one of the primary research areas of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and focuses on brain imaging methods used in mental health and addictions for clinical and neuroscience research. The RIC is a teaching centre of excellence, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The Positron Emitting Tomography (PET) Centre in the RIC is currently seeking two(2) full-time, contract Technologists (Radiochemistry). Reporting to the Chief Radiochemist of PET, or designee, you will operate the cyclotron for the production of positron emitting radionuclides, both for clinical research and basic research studies. Under the supervision of a senior radiochemist, you will perform routine radiochemical syntheses of positron emitting radiopharmaceuticals (PERs) for administration to human subjects, animals or in vitro studies. You will perform quality control of radioligands for PET studies including chemical and radiochemical purity, pH, sterility and pyrogenicity, as well as radiometabolite analyses. You will ensure that the production of all PERs for human use are performed in accordance to the relevant GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and standard operating procedures set by the PET Centre, and in accordance to the relevant Health Canada regulations. You will maintain radiochemistry databases (production records, inventories, patient records) as well as other records that may be required by regulatory agencies. You will ensure the smooth and efficient running of the radiochemistry laboratory on a day to day basis including: maintaining an adequate supply of the solvents, reagents, chemicals, consumables, clean glassware and other items which are required for normal operations. You will assist in radiochemistry research into the development of new radiotracers, , or into new methods of production of established radiotracers and assist in the operation, maintenance and first line response for repair of the cyclotron, automated radiosynthesis units, and other laboratory equipment. This will also include rotational cleaning of hot cells, radiochemistry equipment, aseptic areas, as well as cleanroom suites, and will complete all other duties assigned. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. These positions are located at 250 College Street.
The successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science and have experience with analytical methods and equipment such as HPLC, GC and TLC. Working in a GMP and/or PET radiochemistry environment is considered an asset. You will be detail oriented with demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to produce high quality and accurate work while meeting programmed deadlines and requirements. Good interpersonal communication (oral/written) skills are required along with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members in a multi-disciplinary team and flexible working environment. Candidates will possess the ability for collaboration and teamwork. Candidates require the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.
Please Note: These two (2) full-time, contract positions lasting one (1) year are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: $30.29 to $40.61 per hour
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.