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Principal Radiopharmaceutical Scientist/Radiopharmacist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden Hospital
£57,049 - £65,726
29/05/2019 23:59

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking pharmacist/scientist to work in a dynamic and fast-paced newly refurbished radiopharmacy based at the Sutton site. The department is friendly, forward thinking and constantly expanding with opportunities for individual who are keen to develop further.

You will be responsible for many of the day to day aspects of the provision of the comprehensive clinical Radiopharmacy service to the Trust and a number of external hospitals. The work of the Radiopharmacy includes dispensing and quality control of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, as well as provision of an In-Vitro laboratory service. There will be opportunity to work on exciting research projects. You are required to work to extremely high standards of accuracy and safety, and at times will be expected to work alone. You will deputise for the Head of Radiopharmacy in their absence. Major job roles include heading the Quality Control, maintaining the quality management system used within the Radiopharmacy to ensure compliance with the principles of cGMP and acting as an authorised releasing officer for radioactive medicinal products for clinical use. You will also be involved with the production of radiopharmaceuticals under the terms of the Manufacturers Specials licence and the IMP Manufacturer’s Authorisations held by the Radiopharmacy, including complex therapeutic radiolabelling, and will also be expected to take an active role in the research and development activities of the Department. You must possess excellent communication skills, have initiative and a “can-do” attitude, and the ability to influence and develop personnel and services. There will be opportunity to do the QP course and be named on the Manufacturing Specials licence.

Applicants must hold a suitable degree in a related scientific discipline, including a post-graduate qualification in radiopharmacy. Previous experience in Radiopharmacy and previous experience as an authorised releasing officer is essential. The successful applicant must be registered, or eligible for registration, with either the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). It is a requirement of the job that the successful applicant will be available to start work at 05:00 on a rota basis.

Royal Marsden Hospital Foundation Trust – Sutton Site is conveniently located in London, Zone 5 and can be easily reached within 30 minutes by train from Central London.
For further information or to arrange for an informal visit - please contact Joseline Tan, Head of Radiopharmacy on 020 8 661 3305 (
The closing date for applications is 29 May 2019.
The interview date is 14 June 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Joseline Tan, Head of Radiopharmacy on 020 8 661 3305 (

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