Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Translational Chemist - PET Radiochemistry Core

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Translational Radiochemist in the PET Radiochemistry/Radiopharmacy Core. Reporting to the Radiochemistry Core Leader/PET Radiopharmacy Oxford (PROx) Unit Head, you will take an active role in setting up the research radiosynthesis equipment in the new R&D laboratories. As part of the role, you will translate proof-of-concept radiolabelling methods to develop robust, automated procedures suitable for large-scale production. Working in close collaboration with the GMP production team, you will develop and optimise methods suitable for tracer production for use in humans. Focussing initially on radiofluorination, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the translation of radiotracers for various targets using a variety of PET radioisotopes.You will have (or be working towards) a PhD, or have relevant research experience in chemistry or a related subject area. You will be able to demonstrate competence and success in your research area as judged by publications and your understanding of the field. Evidence of independent intellectual and practical contributions to previous research is an essential requirement, together with relevant experience in at least one of the following areas: synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry, process chemistry, flow chemistry.Experience in PET Radiochemistry using short-lived radioisotopes, in particular F-18 and C-11, will be advantageous.This is a full-time post and there may also be the requirement to participate in an out-of-hours/weekend rota. The post is available until 1 November 2018 in the first instance.All applicants must complete a short application form and upload a CV and supporting statement.The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 March 2017. Interviews are scheduled for 13 March 2017.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00
Organisation: 
Department of Oncology
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