job summary: As the largest staffing and recruitment agency in the world, we can commit to finding you the perfect role that gives you the opportunity to learn and grow in the life sciences arena. Utilizing a recruiter for your job search gives you access to a large network of top employers as well as detailed information about hundreds of positions. A current top partnership with a research-driven biopharmaceutical company is known as a powerhouse that aims to develop treatments for difficult-to-cure diseases. This renowned employer has created 32 products, including Humira and Lupron, that have highly impacted lives across the globe. If you're looking to stand out in your field and lead the way to innovative therapies, this position is for you! location: North Chicago, Illinois job type: Contract salary: $38.03 - 47.64 per hour work hours: 9 to 5 education: Bachelors responsibilities: The primary function of this position is to conduct preclinical in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studiesProvide experimental support for preclinical imaging studies in rodents and large animals, including formulation and administration of radiotracer/contrast agent/compound, image data acquisition, and blood samplingOperate state of the art imaging systems, including a Mediso LFER 150 PET/CT, a Siemens Inveon PET/CT, and two Bruker MRI systemsFunction as the study coordinator of several preclinical imaging studiesDevelop and ensure high quality study protocolsSupport preclinical PET imaging studies by analyzing blood or tissue samplesPerform analysis of imaging data using specialized softwareEnsure maintenance of imaging equipment, in close collaboration with vendor support teamConduct and interpret literature searches to aid in the understanding and improvement of imaging studiesMaintain a clean and safe laboratory environment through diligent handling and use-tracking of radioactive materialsCommunicate key results to team members and project stakeholders and contribute to study reports qualifications: BS in pharmacology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, or a related field with typically 5 years of experience, or master's degree or equivalent education with typically 3 years of experiencePharmaceutical industry experience preferredThe preferred candidate will have diverse experience in animal handling and a well-developed interest in working with advanced imaging techniquesDemonstrated skills in molecular imaging or in vivo pharmacologyExperience working with radioactivity preferred; willingness and ability to work with radioactivity required skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), In Vivo Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility). Applications accepted on ongoing basis until filled.