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Analytical Chemist

Date:  Oct 4, 2022

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

The Analytical Chemist position will report into the Supervisor of Analytical R&D. The successful candidate will serve as a key technical team member and will support or lead technical aspects of projects, and will be required to perform characterization work utilizing multiple analytical techniques, including proficiency with some of the following techniques and instrumentation: HPLC / UPLC, LC-MS, GC, IC, TLC / RadioTLC, Lighthouse Headspace, Alpha & Gamma Spectrometry, UV Vis, Infrared / FTIR, Electrochemistry, Instron, ICP / ICP-MS,SEM, and NMR.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Essential Functions

  • Execution of method development, validation and transfers, including as well as compendial assessments and verifications including preparation of all supporting documentation (i.e. protocols and reports).
  • Use analytical techniques to support R&D projects, customer complaint investigations, and analytical support for the Quality & Regulatory organizations. Types of samples include: liquids, gases, and solids ofradioactive and non-radioactive materials.
  • This role has responsibility for adding additional key analytical techniques to their expertise that provide back-up capability for the R&D organization.
  • Support new product development and life cycle management of existing products as needed.


  • Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, or related field with a minimum of three years of industry experience required.
  • Radiopharmaceutical experience and pharmaceutical development (small / large / biological) experience highly preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is highly preferred with a strong familiarity with cGMP, FDA, USP, NRC, and ICH guidelines.
  • Behavioral requirements for success in this position include: self-starter, strong work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to successfully support and potentially manage multiple analytical projects and contribute to team-based investigations.


Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment, coupled with approximately 80% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment.
  • Close attention to detail required.
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.
  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs with or without accommodation.
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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