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PET Cyclotron Operator - BC Cancer Vancouver


The Cyclotron Operator operates and provides maintenance of the TR19 PET cyclotron for BC Cancer’s Functional Imaging Department. Duties include trouble-shooting, diagnostic checks, and identifying and resolving basic operating problems. This position is critical in supporting the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-compliant PET radiopharmaceutical production/distribution facility for both research and clinical applications. This position reports directly to the Production Unit Manager.


In this role, you will:

  • Operate the cyclotron and coordinate production schedules on a daily basis for GMP, clinical and research radiopharmaceutical production in consultation with clinical and research staff based on scheduled imaging workloads and technical considerations of the cyclotron’s capabilities. 
  • Ensure the cyclotron is maintained in good working condition. Perform and document routine maintenance and service activities on the cyclotron and related equipment in accordance with approved standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the cyclotron manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Liaise with the cyclotron and other equipment manufacturers to identify and resolve cyclotron issues. Coordinate and oversee repairs as required.
  • Participate in the development and testing of new cyclotron targets and target systems, including performing on-site modifications and assisting in the design of improvements to target systems. 


You hold:

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a degree in electronics or a related science/technology field.
  • A minimum of 2 years recent, related experience in operating cyclotrons in a cyclotron facility or industrial setting, including experience in automation and instrumentation, computer controls or electrical power and industrial controls, and/or vacuum and radio-frequency (RF) systems. 


You have:

  • Demonstrated an ability to operate cyclotron systems, targetry, electronic, mechanical or pneumatic equipment maintenance and repair. 
  • The ability to effectively problem-solve and manage time. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to execute practical maintenance tasks (i.e. replacing vacuum pumps, fittings, regulators and tubing for cooling systems and inert gas).
  • Skill in the use of the equipment and in techniques appropriate to area of specialty. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer systems such as programmable logic controllers. 
  • The ability to work independently with complex electro-mechanical systems. 
  • Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing.
  • The physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


If this sounds like you, apply now!



About Us


BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities



  • 85614
  • Regular, Full-Time
  • Wage: $30.75 to $38.33 per hour
  • Rotating Mon-Fri and Tue-Sat; 0430-1230, 0800-1600, 
  • 600 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4E6


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Labor AgreementHealth Science Professionals
Requisition #85614-2328129
Work SiteOperating-Vancouver Cancer Ctr
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$38.33 / Hour
Hours of Work0430-1230, 0800-1600
Work Daysrotating Mon-Fri and Tue-Sat
Expiry Date14-Sep-2019

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