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Molecular Imaging Therapy Careers

PET Technologists

PET Technologist Careers

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BC Cancer is hiring Nuclear Medicine/Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologists for positions across British Columbia! Build your career in oncology from one of our three regional cancer centres offering our PET Molecular Imaging Therapy program: Kelowna, Victoria or Vancouver.

Join our team

PET Technologists are key members of our interdisciplinary teams who provide cancer care and treatment to patients across the province. Working with BC Cancer, you will collaborate with a wide range of health care professionals such as physicians, medical physicists, nurses, radiation therapists, and administrative team members. Duties range from clinical and research imaging to delivering cutting edge therapies for cancer patients.

PET Technologists contribute directly to patient care by using the latest technology to improve the early diagnosis and management of cancer. The Molecular Imaging Therapy program is:

  • Building on research for discovery, development and application of new radiotracers
  • Collaborating with a growing network of molecular imaging programs across Canada and world-wide

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Career growth opportunities 

BC Cancer is growing, with two additional regional centres planned within the next few years. New job opportunities will be available as we continue to serve more patients across B.C. As part of a provincial service, our teams work collaboratively with their colleagues across B.C., who are available to consult, mentor and train fellow health care providers.

Career advancement

We offer ongoing training and education for our team members, including access to a Growth and Development Fund program for professional development.

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Centre attributes

PET Technologists provide direct patient care, working as valued members of the interdisciplinary team (offered at the Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna regional cancer centres). 

Recent Ministry approval of BC Cancer’s 10 year Cancer Action Plan includes the provincial expansion of both PET/CT imaging and radiopharmaceutical production capacity and the continued development of a Theranostics program. Planning and construction of these components is currently underway.

Relocation assistance is available to those who qualify, to support your move to British Columbia, Canada.


Equipment available at each centre

At three of our six BC Cancer’s regional cancer centres, PET Technologists provide cancer care and treatments for patients, as valued members of the interdisciplinary team. 

  • 1 GE 5-ring MI PET/CT scanner
  • 1 Integro auto-injector
  • Clinical FDG scanning, some research scanning
  • 1 GE 5-ring MI PET/CT scanner
  • 1 Integro auto-injector
  • Clinical FDG scanning, some research scanning
  • 1 GE 5-ring MI PET/CT scanner
  • 2 Integro auto-injectors
  • Fully licensed PET cyclotron/radiopharmaceutical laboratory with 3 separate cleanrooms
  • Separate micro-PET research facility
  • Clinical FDG scanning, multiple research radiotracer clinical trials
  • Functional Imaging Program recognized as Canada's first Comprehensive Therapy Centre for Excellence (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging)

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“The scope of nuclear medicine within health care is rapidly developing and advancing. Becoming a nuclear medicine technologist, specifically PET/CT, offers a good work life balance.”

– Jennifer Forer, Lead PET Technologist/Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist (PET/CT Specialization)



Cyclotron Operator

Cyclotron Operator Careers

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BC Cancer is hiring a Cyclotron Operator at the Cyclotron Facility in Vancouver to support production of both clinical and research radiopharmaceuticals for the publicly-funded, Provincial Molecular Imaging Therapy Department. Our Molecular Imaging Therapy Department in Vancouver was recognized as Canada’s first Comprehensive Therapy Centre of Excellence (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging).

Join our team

Cyclotron Operators are key members of our interdisciplinary teams who provide cancer care and treatment to patients across the province; this position participates in:

  • Operating and maintaining the TR19 PET cyclotron 
  • Trouble-shooting, diagnostic checks, and identifying and resolving basic operating problems
  • Supporting the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant PET radiopharmaceutical production/distribution facility for both research and clinical applications

Career growth opportunities 

BC Cancer is growing, with two additional regional centres planned within the next few years. New job opportunities will be available as we continue to serve more patients across B.C. As part of a provincial service, our teams work collaboratively with their colleagues across B.C., who are available to consult, mentor and train fellow health care providers.

Career advancement

We offer ongoing training and education for our team members, including access to a Growth and Development Fund program for professional development.

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Centre attributes

Cyclotron Operators provide indirect patient care, working as part the interdisciplinary team at BC Cancer – Vancouver. 

Recent Ministry approval of BC Cancer’s 10 year Cancer Action Plan includes the provincial expansion of both PET/CT imaging and radiopharmaceutical production capacity and the continued development of a Theranostics program. Planning and construction of these components are currently underway.

Relocation assistance is available to those who qualify, to support your move to British Columbia, Canada.

Frequently asked questions

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a degree in electronics or a related science/technology field is required. A minimum of 2 years recent, related experience in operating cyclotrons in a cyclotron facility or industrial setting.

Demonstrated ability to operate cyclotron systems while showcasing effective problem-solving and time management skills. Demonstrated ability to execute practical maintenance tasks.

  • ACSI TR-19 Production Cyclotron
  • 2 GE PET/CT scanners
  • 2 Bayer Intego auto-injectors
  • Comecer hot cells
  • Fully licensed PET cyclotron/pharmaceutical laboratory with 3 separate clean rooms
  • GE FASTlab and TRACERlab, Trasis AIO, mini-AIO, and EasyOne synthesis modules
  • Separate micro-PET research facility, including animal facility
  • Clinical FDG scanning, multiple research radiotracer clinical trials

The BC Cancer Production Cyclotron produces C-11, Ga-68, F-18, Tc99m, and Zr-89 isotopes.


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“[As a cyclotron operator, I enjoy] trouble shooting challenges, executing practical maintenance and keeping the cyclotron running well.” 

– Mary (Xinhua) Pan, Cyclotron Operator

Radiochemist

Radiochemist Careers

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BC Cancer is hiring Radiochemists at the Cyclotron Facility in Vancouver to support production of both clinical and research radiopharmaceuticals for the publicly-funded, Provincial Molecular Imaging Therapy Department. Our Molecular Imaging Therapy Department in Vancouver was recognized as Canada’s first Comprehensive Therapy Centre of Excellence (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging).

Join our team

Radiochemists are key members of our interdisciplinary teams who provide cancer care and treatment for patients across the province; this position participates in:

  • Preparing/testing Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) – compliant radiopharmaceuticals
  • Coordination with cyclotron operators for the production of radioisotopes 
  • Aseptic operations in clean room setting; instruments/equipment maintenance
  • Documenting all results following approved procedures and protocols

Career growth opportunities 

BC Cancer is growing, with two additional regional centres planned within the next few years. New job opportunities will be available as we continue to serve more patients across B.C. As part of a provincial service, our teams work collaboratively with their colleagues across B.C., who are available to consult, mentor and train fellow health care providers.

Career advancement

We offer ongoing training and education for our team members, including access to a Growth and Development Fund program for professional development.

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Centre attributes

Radiochemists provide indirect patient care as part of the interdisciplinary team at BC Cancer – Vancouver. 

Recent Ministry approval of BC Cancer’s 10-year Cancer Action Plan includes the provincial expansion of both PET/CT imaging and radiopharmaceutical production capacity and the continued development of a Theranostics program. Planning and construction of these components are currently underway.

Relocation assistance is available to those who qualify, to support your move to British Columbia, Canada.

Frequently asked questions

A combination of education, training, and experience, equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences. A minimum of 2 years recent related experience in a pharmaceutical or GMP laboratory. Current certification for the Transportation of Dangerous Good (Class 7 Radioactive Materials). Work experience in a PET radiopharmaceutical laboratory is considered an asset.
 

Demonstrated ability to safely handle radioactive materials while showcasing excellent synthetic chemistry or radiochemistry skills. Working knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques (QC). Demonstrated technical writing ability and strong attention to details as you handle GMP manufacturing environments.

 
  • ACSI TR-19 Production Cyclotron
  • 2 GE PET/CT scanners
  • 2 Bayer Intego auto-injectors
  • Comecer hot cells
  • Fully licensed PET cyclotron/pharmaceutical laboratory with 3 separate clean rooms
  • GE FASTlab and TRACERlab, Trasis AIO, mini-AIO, and EasyOne synthesis modules
  • Separate micro-PET research facility, including animal facility
  • Clinical FDG scanning, multiple research radiotracer clinical trials

The BC Cancer Production Cyclotron produces C-11, Ga-68, F-18, Tc99m, and Zr-89 isotopes.

 

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“We have several tracers that we manufacture in-house, so there are opportunities to learn about the chemistry of them, the equipment used in their manufacturing, and the techniques used to analyze them… The work we do always makes me feel really grateful to live in a society where we not only have the technology to achieve this, but we can provide it daily to patients for free.”

– Charlotte Pring, Radiochemist

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