Boston, MA | Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician, Radiology


GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed. Please note that this section should be written in a paragraph format and provide a broad description of the role and its purpose as well as the reporting structure.

Under direction of the Senior Operations Manager of PET Production, the Radiology Pharmacy Technician provides a variety of services to support the safe and efficient production and use of PET radioactive drugs for research and clinical diagnostic use. Assists PET nuclear pharmacists and radiochemists in all aspects of the day to day operation of the PET Production Facility and radiopharmaceutical production facility operating under cGMP, including radiochemical production area, analytical laboratory and clean room.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: In order of importance, list essential areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation. This section should be completed as a bulleted list and explain how the role is performed.

Duties in the PET Nuclear Pharmacy and PET Radiopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility including but not limited to:

· Following cGMP will assist in the aseptic preparation of PET radiopharmaceuticals in a clean room environment.

· Preparation of sterile filtration assemblies

· Environmental monitoring of aseptic processes

· Inoculation of sterility media

· Maintenance of clean room and production facility.

· Environmental and radiological monitoring of the clean room, production area and quality control lab

· Assists in the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals:

· Operation of automated radiochemistry synthesis units

· Cleaning of automated radiochemistry synthesis units

· Maintenance of automated radiochemistry synthesis units

· Quality control of PET radiopharmaceuticals

· Oversight of stock supplies (monitoring and replenishment)

· Packaging of radiopharmaceuticals for transport


SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: This section should be a bulleted list of minimum requirements explaining the skills (what the individual is trained for) and competencies (measurable as defined by the job) necessary to perform the job.

  • Effective interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to work in high-pressure situations.
  • Knowledge of aseptic technique.
  • Understanding of standard precautions and infection control.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS: Specify minimum credentials and clearly indicate if required or preferred.

Licenses:Required: MA Pharmacy Technician or eligible for licensure

EDUCATION: Check boxes that best describe the minimum and preferred education requirements.

Minimum Required:

High school diploma, GED or equivalent

Certificate : Please specify

Some college or Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

None required


High school diploma, GED or equivalent

Certificate : Please specify

Some college or Associate’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

EXPERIENCE: Indicate the required and preferred (optional) amount and type of experience.

Preferred: One year experience in aseptic preparation and clean rooms

Experience in the handling of radioactive materials

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (authority to hire, promote, or terminate): Indicate supervisory “scope” and list the number of employees supervised.

Not Applicable

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Indicate financial “scope” information, e.g. size of budget, volume, revenue, etc.

Not Applicable

WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed. Use this section to detail any physical requirements for the position (lifting, carrying, etc). Use this section to also detail any environmental conditions associated with the position (outdoor weather requirements, hazardous materials, etc).

  • The MGH PET Production Facility is an FDA registered PET Radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Applicant will work in the PET Production in a cGMP facility located in the Edwards Research Basement.
  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs.
  • Applicant will handle radiopharmaceuticals following appropriate safety protocols

The information contained in this document is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of individuals so classified.

Job Posting (optional): Use this section to indicate preferred text when posting this job on the careers page. This section should not be a copy of all that is written above but rather a condensed version highlighting the important points.

Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a nuclear pharmacy technician. This is an exciting and rare opportunity for a pharmacy technician to work in a mixed pharmacy and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) drug manufacturing environments!

The MGH PET Center is a cGMP registered Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical manufacturer which produces sterile injectable radioactive drug for diagnostic imaging procedures at MGH. We produce several different PET drugs for a variety of clinical and clinical research indications, including clinical diagnostic imaging of cancer with F-18 Fludeoxyglucose. We are also involved in supporting a variety of other imaging studies which use PET to better understand diseases and to monitor response to therapies.

The role of the pharmacy technician is an important supporting the operation of the clean room for safe and sterile production of PET radiopharmaceuticals and assisting chemists and nuclear pharmacists with the synthesis and quality control analysis of PET radiopharmaceuticals.

The pharmacy technician candidate must be a registered as pharmacy technician in Massachusetts or eligible for licensure. A high school degree or equivalent is required. This is a full-time position with a competitive pay and benefits package.

Due to nature of producing sterile injectable drug products, prior clean room/aseptic process experience is desired.

Thorough and detailed training in cGMP, the manufacture of PET radiopharmaceuticals and the safe handling of radioactive materials will be provided.

Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Katherine Melanson
Talent Acquisition Partner

Boston, MA
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