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Principal Radiopharmaceutical Scientist/Radiopharmacist

Job Reference: 282-SB7851

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
£57,049 - £65,726

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking pharmacist/scientist to work in a dynamic and fast-paced newly refurbished radiopharmacy based at the Sutton site. The department is friendly, forward thinking and constantly expanding with opportunities for individual who are keen to develop further.


You will be responsible for many of the day to day aspects of the provision of the comprehensive clinical Radiopharmacy service to the Trust and a number of external hospitals. The work of the Radiopharmacy includes dispensing and quality control of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, as well as provision of an In-Vitro laboratory service. There will be opportunity to work on exciting research projects. You are required to work to extremely high standards of accuracy and safety, and at times will be expected to work alone. You will deputise for the Head of Radiopharmacy in their absence. Major job roles include heading the Quality Control, maintaining the quality management system used within the Radiopharmacy to ensure compliance with the principles of cGMP and acting as an authorised releasing officer for radioactive medicinal products for clinical use. You will also be involved with the production of radiopharmaceuticals under the terms of the Manufacturers Specials licence and the IMP Manufacturer’s Authorisations held by the Radiopharmacy, including complex therapeutic radiolabelling, and will also be expected to take an active role in the research and development activities of the Department. You must possess excellent communication skills, have initiative and a “can-do” attitude, and the ability to influence and develop personnel and services. There will be opportunity to do the QP course and be named on the Manufacturing Specials licence.


Applicants must hold a suitable degree in a related scientific discipline, including a post-graduate qualification in radiopharmacy. Previous experience in Radiopharmacy and previous experience as an authorised releasing officer is essential. The successful applicant must be registered, or eligible for registration, with either the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). It is a requirement of the job that the successful applicant will be available to start work at 05:00 on a rota basis.


Royal Marsden Hospital Foundation Trust – Sutton Site is conveniently located in London, Zone 5 and can be easily reached within 30 minutes by train from Central London.
For further information or to arrange for an informal visit - please contact Joseline Tan, Head of Radiopharmacy on 020 8 661 3305 (
The closing date for applications is 29 May 2019.
The interview date is 14 June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joseline Tan, Head of Radiopharmacy on 020 8 661 3305 (

The Trust is committed to developing and delivering excellent customer focused service by treating patients, their families, friends, carers and staff with professionalism respect and dignity.

Flu Vaccination – What We Expect of our Staff

At The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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