Radioisotope Irradiations Manager

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $120k - $134k +15.4% super
  • Great opportunity to support and build strong partnerships nationally and international

About the Opportunity

The Principal Radiochemist (Radioisotopes Manager) supports the development and translation of ANSTO’s research radioisotopes. The position will manage and undertake development and optimisation work to enable the provision of radioisotopes for research applications. Additionally, you will support users, collaborators and partners across NST, ANSTO Nuclear Business, the nuclear medicine community, universities and industry, and build productive national and international networks.


Please note:  The position title has changed from Radioisotopes & Irradiations Manager to Principal Radiochemist (radioisotopes Manager) which is a more accurate description of the position.

About You

"We are looking for a self-motivated person having extensive experience in the development and translation of radioisotopes for medical and environment application. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative attitude, experience with managing scientists and working with a diverse range of stakeholders to constructively drive change in the direction of established business plans and strategies" - Ivan Greguric, Head of Radiochemistry, Biosciences.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist expertise in radioisotopes separation and automation to improve or renew radioisotope manufacture, leading to the delivery of new radioisotopes or technologies.
  • Assist with the identification of new radioisotopes separation, manufacturing solutions and improvements. Research information, analyse issues, draw accurate conclusions based on evidence, and provide links between issues to break them down to weigh up options. Explore possibilities to identify solutions and to anticipate problems. 
  • Support the translation of new radioisotope manufacturing processes for product commercialisation or clinical research provision. Evaluate, validate, and execute new and improved manufacturing methods for routine supply of radioisotopes, using sound knowledge of the principles of Good Manufacture Practice (GMP).
  • Drive the creation and development of technologies that support sustainable separation and manufacture of medical radioisotopes, which includes proposing research or development programs, negotiating resources, development of work plans and ensuring completion of activities.


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 Ivan Greguric on (02) 9717 3759. For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.

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


Application closing date:  2 April 2023


All applicants must be Australian citizens.



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.