Radiochemist/Senior Radiochemist (Radiopharmaceuticals)

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | Salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Lucas Heights I Health & Wellbeing Programs I Flexible Work Arrangements




In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce. 

About the Opportunity

The Radiochemistry group provides a wide range of capabilities to enable the radiochemistry research and development teams to deliver radiopharmaceuticals, radioisotopes, advanced manufacturing methods and radioisotope separations. The radiopharmaceuticals team is focused on the development and the manufacture of new radiopharmaceuticals, working on discovery research through to product development and radiopharmaceutical provision to support preclinical and clinical evaluation. The team develops new radiochemistry technologies/techniques, applies established radiochemistry technologies to new targets, and optimise the production and formulation of radiopharmaceutical products to deliver world class outcomes. 


About You

'The primary objective is to conduct research and development using therapeutic isotopes, terbium-161 and lead-212, allowing you to be innovative and translate technology products, supervise students, publish scientific papers, and develop IP. Join our team of talented radiochemists advancing the development, manufacturing and translation of radiopharmaceuticals into the preclinical and clinical phases. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated team player who is eager to contribute to cutting-edge science and displays a passion for research excellence'.  - Dr Lidia Matesic, Principal Radiochemist (Radiopharmaceuticals Manager)

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support research and development in radiochemistry for the provision of radiopharmaceuticals, including the development of radiochemical automation and radioanalytical measurement methods.  
  • Conduct and support routine radiopharmaceutical and radioisotope production and propose, evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved production methods for routine supply of radiopharmaceuticals to internal and external user communities.
  • Prepare experimental work, undertake analysis and interpretation of experimental results, and prepare reports and papers for peer-reviewed publication and presentation at national and international fora. 
  • Contribute to the management of radiochemistry facilities and equipment through an asset management framework and assist with the capital development program to ensure the availability and utilisation of capabilities, meeting operational safety, security, sustainability and compliance requirements within applicable standards, legislation, and regulations.   
  • Build professional and productive networks nationally and internationally to identify and secure collaborative research opportunities with strategic partners including universities, medical research institutes and industry.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Lidia Matesic on (02) 9717 7337.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 3740.



To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.



Application closing date:  12 August 2024 at 11:59 pm



All applicants must be Australian citizens.