Mar 07, 2024

About the Role

Location: Hybrid, Netherlands, Baarle-Nassau

Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, is an innovative medicines company focused on the development of products for targeted radioligand therapy and precision radioligand imaging. We are committed to transforming patients’ lives by leading innovation in nuclear medicine.

ADACAP offers professionals the opportunity to face new challenges and pursue a career in a fast growing, technology driven healthcare company. We are passionate about improving patient health by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help us achieve this goal. Advanced Accelerator Applications is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

40+ is the dedicated number of team members you would be joining at IDB (Advanced Accelerator Applications, Netherlands) whose mission is to bring new therapies to patients wordwide by producing radiopharmaceuticals for targeted radioligand therapy. IDB 's team embraces the culture of empowerment and team work

Context for the role

With the application for a complex license, currently under review by the ANVS and expected to be approved in the second half of 2024, Novartis Baarle-Nassau (NBN) will begin production of Non Carier Added Lu-177. NBN is a strategic site for Novartis Radio Ligand Therapies (RLT) and will assume much of the production of isotopes for the network. This will make NBN one of the larger KEW licenses in the Netherlands.

The ACD will be part of a team of about 100 employees (including external staff) in Baarle-Nassau who ensure daily availability of Lutethium Chloride to sister sites in both Europe and the United States. Many thousands of patients are treated annually.

Meanwhile, the production of Lu-177 Carier Added continues until it is phased out and the supply is converted to the new platform. For several years, the site has been working hard to make improvements within the current organization, and the progress can be clearly seen within the company.

The role of ACD is new within the organization. There are currently 3 coordinating experts working within NBN, who in the future will be managed by the ACD. Within the various departments, radiation supervisors have been appointed and are in training to further expand the base. The ACD will lead the radiation protection unit within NBN, reporting hierarchically to the site HSE manager.

Given NBN's role in Novartis' RLT network, the ACD will also play an active role in developing and improving the radiation protection landscape at other sites. This includes leading the implementation of standards, sharing best practices and site-transcending discussions in radiation safety,

Flexibility through hybrid working is possible. Currently, the role is expected to have ~60% site presence.

Key Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate, supervise and coach the radio protection unit
• Approve and oversee written internal consents
• Implement and maintain radio protection policy
• Monitor and develop radio safety hygiene
• Take the lead in major ionizing radiation incidents
• Role model for developing best in class radio protection culture
• Share best practices within the RLT network

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

Role Requirements

• Qualified as a General Coordinating Expert
• Knowledge and experience as a Radio Protection
• Expert - Radio Protection Unit lead
• Experience working in a matrix organization
• Knowledge and experience in working with medical
isotopes is a plus
• People leader skills, manage through influence, develop people
• Communication skills, excellent communicator in conveying expectations and translating legal requirements to users and managers
• Fluent in English and Dutch language

You are kindly invited to submit your application in English language, including CV.

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Radio Ligand Therapy
Facilities & Administration
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General Coordinating Expert (ACD)

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