Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Organic Synthesis and Radiochemistry

U of M
Ann Arbor, MI
Salary $40,000 - $50,000 per annum.
Jun 07, 2019
Jul 07, 2019
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We have an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow in the exciting field of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiochemistry to perform research in the areas of fluorine-18 methodology, radiopharmaceutical development, and PET imaging. Successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, physicians, physicists and biologists in the University of Michigan Medical School, investigating new methods of radiolabeling small molecules for the in vivo imaging of human biochemistry. A Ph.D in organic or medicinal chemistry and the ability to perform multi-step organic syntheses and characterize products are a must. Excellent written and communication skills are also essential. Additional experience with cGMP, HPLC, micro-scale reactions, fluorine chemistry or radiochemistry is preferred but not essential, as extensive training will be provided. Some background biology, biochemistry or pharmacology would also be beneficial. Responsibilities will include: synthesis of bioactive molecules and radiochemistry precursors; labeling with carbon-11 and fluorine-18 radionuclides; purification, characterization and formulation of radiotracers for clinical and pre-clinical research collaborations in neurology and oncology. Salary $40,000 - $50,000 per annum. Send resume to Peter J. H. Scott, Ph.D, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School, 2276 Medical Science I Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA or e-mail to