Advisor, Manufacturing - PET Optimization

What Manufacturing Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.

Manufacturing Management is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership direction within the Manufacturing function.

What Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions Support contributes to Cardinal Health

The PET Optimization Team Advisor will play a key role as a Subject Matter Expert by providing network-wide support to complex manufacturing and analytical processes related to the synthesis of radioactive tracers. The chemistry advisor will also assist in writing and maintaining technical SOP’s, and lead or assist on several different projects of varying complexity throughout the PET network.

Position will travel typically 2-3 weeks per month. Other time will be remote work or locally at home site. 


  • Acts as the chemistry subject matter expert to assist in troubleshooting of analytical or manufacturing issues during regular production hours
  • Assists in chemistry-related non-conformance investigations and the creation of effective CAPA’s
  • May serve as Impact Assessor for technical review during Change Control for manufacturing
  • Supports key projects leading or assisting with activities including but not limited to:
    • Technology and Method Transfers
    • Equipment Validation
    • Process Validation
    • Process Development
  • Acts as a document owner to relevant procedures
  • Participates in strategic discussions for how to address certain problems within the business
  • Utilizes influential leadership to lead and/or direct project teams
  • Effectively conducts cross-functional communication to ensure goals are met
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 4-8 years of experience preferred
  • Past experience in PET (positron emission tomography) as a qualified PET Technician or Quality Assurance Specialist highly preferred
  • Authorized user of radioactivity highly preferred
  • Possesses strong understanding of various forms of analytical chromatography
  • Comprehensive operational knowledge of different analytical equipment and automated synthesis platforms
  • Demonstrated ability form strong partnerships with various groups including quality, operations, engineering, technical operations, purchasing, validations, project management, IT, pharmacy, and training teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills including: listening skills, written and verbal communication skills and be able to tailor communication to all employees in all parts of the business
  • Must be a self-starter, well-organized and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel 2 to 3 weeks per month as needed

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work; independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Anticipated salary range: $65,500-$93,500

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 08/19/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.