PETNET solutions offers a challenging yet rewarding career in PET radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, with the backing of an industry giant in Siemens.
Work life can be difficult for manufacturing staff, especially if you are unaccustomed to night shift work. The management makes an effort to compensate employees with competitive PTO, 401K matching, health and other benefits.
Opportunities in Quality Assurance work are available, with many different entities regularly auditing the pharmacy, from the FDA to third party contract partners as well as internal audits.
The hardest part of the job is adjusting to the hours and getting adequate sleep. Also, when equipment malfunctions the job can be very stressful and some labs with less than adequate staff may have an inordinate number of tasks to accomplish.
The most enjoyable part is knowing you are making a difference for patients and providing an essential service to the people who need it the most.