Cyclotron Engineer (Health Services Engineer)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Summary

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operation and first-line maintenance of medical cyclotron (high-energy radiation producing equipment) and auxiliary devices and systems (e.g., targets, RF, vacuum, power supplies, detectors, extraction systems, ion sources) in cooperation with the local PETNET, Inc. engineer and vendor field service engineers to reliably produce radioisotopes for the positron emission tomography radiochemistry facility for clinical research (human subjects) studies.
  • Monitors facility infrastructure (power, chiller, air-conditioning, humidifier, etc.) function.
  • Provides first-line response for system malfunction, coordinate vendor service engineer and campus facility services responses, and
  • Plans and coordinates of facility upgrades and new instrument installation with industry engineers, campus facility services, and university architects.
  • Ensures the documentation of maintenance and QA activities. Operates under the general supervision of the Molecular Imaging Ligand Development Program Director.
General Responsibilities
  • Provides first-line response for relevant system malfunctions.
  • Plans and supervises facility maintenance, instillation, and repair activities performed by technical personnel. This may require coordination with various parties, including but not limited to, industry engineers, campus facility services, and university architects.
  • Offers additional trainings or modifications that optimizes existing instruments to expand performance reliability or ease of use.
  • Assists faculty and staff with the design and development of custom technology required for research studies.
  • Ensures the integrity of the facility design and adherence to safety protocols. Provides staff with training on basic troubleshooting and repair techniques.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, engineering technology, or a related field

  • 2 years of related technical support.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • May require related equipment repair certifications

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems
  • Possesses strong technical aptitude

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Health Services

Job Family: Health Services Maintenance

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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