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R&D Radiochemist

Requisition ID:  1569

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Department:  MAS-RPS-Radiochemistry
Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


Since few years Radiopharma started to totally renew its solution portfolio for a more competitive products catalog. The Radiopharma business unit is facing a growth of its order intake and prospect list since the beginning of 2015. Most of these new projects include R&D features with a strong focus on radiochemistry which still need to be developed and industrialized in the coming years.
To reach its business objectives, the BU is looking for talented R&D Radiochemist to deliver the R&D roadmap as well as the sold equipment projects in close collaboration with our Operations team.
As a member of the Radiochemistry Team – part of Research and Development team (team of experts focused on chemistry module to synthetize the medical tracers) in the RadioPharma Solutions Business Unit, you will be involved in various lifecycle phases of product development.

Challenges we trust you with


  • Conduct controlled experiments and studying radioactive elements in the field of radiopharmaceutical product.
  • Conduct research and developments on synthesis modules and keep strong connections with the market and institutions such as universities. …
  • Support the installations and customer service team by providing recommendations and customer support upon request.
  • Support and provide technical advice for sales team
  • Coordinate collaboration contract with key customers

What we value

  • Master's degree in chemistry Engineering or master or PHD degree in chemistry
  • Orientation in organic chemistry is preferable
  • 3-5 years of experience in operation, support or development of F18 radiopharmaceutical products is an asset
  • Experience in electroplating is also an asset
  • Analytical and critical mind, expertise in providing efficient solutions to technical problems while respecting the project schedule;
  • Team player and creative mindset
  • A commercial mindset and easy communication with customer
  • A driving license (B type);

And you also are:

  • Result focused, able to understand and satisfy customers’ needs in mission
  • Experienced in working on projects under a structured Quality Management System frequently audited by regulatory authorities;
  • Easy going and fluent in English; French is an asset
  • Competent in creating high quality technical documentation;
  • Able to work on projects in collaboration with a team and with various stakeholders;
  • Flexible and capable to perform under pressure;
  • Autonomous and self-motivated
  • Able to provide technical training to other teams of the company and to final customers;
  • Willing to travel internationally for short missions (up to 20% of your time, maximum 2 weeks in a row).  Testing facilities are typically Louvain-La-Neuve, Liège or customer under collaboration contracts.

Cherry on the cake


  • You have 3-5 years of experience in operation, support or development of radiopharmaceutical products
  • You can speak French or another language
  • You have experience in electroplating and radiometal chemistry

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

RadioPharma Solutions

RadioPharma Solutions - a more accurate diagnosis

IBA RadioPharma Solutions supports hospitals and radiopharmaceutical distribution centers in two ways: with their in-house radioisotope production; and by providing global solutions, from project design to the operation of their facility.

In addition to high quality technology production equipment, IBA developed in-depth experience in setting up cGMP radiopharmaceutical centers.

RadioPharma Solutions achievements

- More than 300 cyclotrons installed and supported worldwide

- Over 700 Synthera sold worldwide – the most compact multi-tracers multi-run synthesis module

- IntegraLab’s team of multidisciplinary experts have designed and installed over 100 customized radiopharmacy centers worldwide.

IBA RadioPharma Solutions website.

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