EHS Manager/Radiation Safety Officer

Alpha-9 Theranostics
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Competitive salary, bonus, equity, extended health & dental benefits, 5% RRSP match, generous PTO
Closing date
Apr 24, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biotechnology
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Full Time
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Alpha-9 Theranostics is a clinical stage, radiopharmaceutical company developing imaging and therapeutic molecules for solid and hematologic malignancies. We have multiple molecules that are headed into clinic within the next few years, and a robust pipeline of additional targets for future development. Using proprietary technology and the Company’s expertise, these differentiated molecules have the potential to meaningfully extend patients’ lives with favorable safety profiles. Alpha-9 was founded by researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer, with the goal of improving the lives of patients affected by metastatic cancers.


Position Description:

Alpha-9 is seeking an EH&S Manager/Radiation Safety Officer to join our growing organization.  The ideal candidate will have qualifications to serve as our Radiation Safety Officer and experience with overall EH&S programs.  This person will ensure a safe working environment in our new Vancouver, BC based R&D facility. 

We are seeking a self-starter capable of working with a high degree of autonomy.  You will have the opportunity to contribute to the set-up of new laboratory facilities, and to be part of a dynamic R&D team focused on developing novel and impactful radiopharmaceuticals to detect and treat cancer.


  • Hands-on implementation and continuous improvement of EHS programs, including: Biosafety, Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety, Hazard Communication, Emergency Preparedness, and specific safety programs as needed
  • Perform basic health physics functions which include radioactivity wipe tests, administration of radiation dosimeter program, survey meter calibrations, and environmental monitoring
  • Develop and administer the radioactive material inventory program for the laboratory, including ordering, receipt, and surveying of incoming radioactive materials
  • Maintain records and documentation related to health and safety, including incident reports and accident investigations
  • Establish and maintain EHS permits and licenses in compliance with National and Provincial regulations
  • Maintain laboratory safety standards and ensure a safe working environment
  • Conduct training and inspections related to radiation safety, biosafety and chemical hygiene
  • Serve as primary contact with relevant authorities, including regulatory agencies, to ensure compliance with all regulations and standards
  • Coordinate all hazardous (radioactive, biological, and chemical) waste segregation, collection and disposal
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related field, such as occupational health and safety, chemistry, or physics Certification as a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) 5+ years laboratory experience with 2+ years in health and safety management, with a focus on radiation safety Experience with biosafety level 2 preferred Strong knowledge of relevant regulations and standards Excellent communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Strong analytical and problem solving skills

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