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Posted on 1st February 2019

Research Scientist


Summary of Position

The Research Scientist will work in a chemistry lab and will be responsible for conducting and designing lab experiments in a safe manner and for handling of waste in an environmentally acceptable manner. The position will operate analytical instruments and handle radioactive materials. On occasions the Research Scientist may work or support the work in a pilot plant or factory environment.

The Research Scientist will report experimental (project) results in a team environment.  The objectives of lab experiments will be dictated by the project objectives and the Research Scientist will be responsible for planning and executing these experiments.

Essential Functions

Methods and procedures

  • study and develop methods and procedures for analysis of solutions containing radioisotopes;
  • write research protocols and conduct tests with radioactive solutions;
  • write validation protocols and reports for the development of analytical test methods for pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals;
  • elute evaluate and test radioactive solutions by analytical methods, such as chromatography and spectroscopy, radio-label compounds;
  • develop analytical test methods for pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals.

Perform analysis of solutions and synthesize new compounds

  • plan and conduct effective (chemistry) lab experiments;
  • report accurate experimental results to project teams, supervisor, and coworkers;
  • create experiments to synthesize and make new compounds as directed by Manager Research & Development;
  • write technical reports/ documents, review papers or any other technical document and deliver verbal technical presentations.

Radio-labeled compounds

  • manage the (raw materials) supply, consulted by the purchase department;
  • produce compounds to support the manufacturing departments.

Project performance

  • represent the department on project teams and help meeting team objectives;
  • report experimental results in a team environment;
  • work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Technical support

  • provide technical support for different stakeholders, such as Production, Engineering, Purchase, Quality and Regulatory groups;
  • provide technical support for the other R&D groups.


  • advanced degree (PhD) in Analytical, Inorganic, Pharmaceutical/Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, or Master’s degree with related field experience;
  • minimum radiation protection diploma level 5b (preferable);
  • at least 1 to 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical drug research and development, including experience in radioisotope handling, radiation safety, and radiolabelling;
  • experience in analytical, inorganic, radiochemistry, and/or radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Proven problem solving skills;
  • experience with analytical methods is desirable (Induced Coupled Plasma, Gas Chromatography, Mass spectrometry, gamma and alpha spectrometry), including radiometric detection, and handling of radioactive materials is required;
  • desirable for Research Scientist to be knowledgeable about analytical method validation and designing new processes;
  • familiarity with cGMP, INDs and NDAs is desirable.

We offer you

With a full-time employment, we offer you a good salary that suits your experience and age. You are also entitled to a minimum of 25 vacation days + 12.5 ATV. We also have a very good pension provision and we offer collective health insurance. Travel costs are of course also reimbursed. Personal development is our top priority and we do everything we can to offer you a pleasant working environment in which we take your initiatives seriously.  Last but not least; by working for Curium you contribute to a nice social goal!

Location Profile

Curium is a leading, global manufacturer and distributor of medical isotopes, with its headquarters in France. The company in its current form originated in the beginning of 2017, after a merger between IBA Molecular in France and the nuclear medicine business of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals with headquarters in the US.

1600 employees work at many operational and commercial Curium locations and provide over 14 million patients per year with diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. The products are shipped to 6000 customers in 70 countries, in particular to Nuclear Medicine departments in hospitals. As such, Curium is the world’s largest supplier of medical isotopes. Curium’s core values are integrity, commitment and collaboration.

The Curium facility in Petten, on the coast of North-Holland, employs over 330 employees. Beside radioactive medical isotopes, also non-radioactive products are manufactured. In the hospitals, medical isotopes are usually labeled with non-radioactive carriers, which takes the isotope to the targeted tissue, organ or cell type in the human body. This way, the radioactive substance is carried to the suspected area in the human body.  The Petten facility has a focus on continuous improvement and innovation, supported by a multitude of improvement initiatives and projects.


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.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Are you interested in this position? Mail your motivation with curriculum vitae to the Human Resources department to the attention of Jill Groot at jill.groot@curiumpharma.com.

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