Postdoctoral Fellow- Chemistry and Radiochemistry UCSF

San Francisco, California
Apr 20, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

A postdoctoral fellowship is currently available in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the laboratory of Dr. David Wilson ( to study the metabolic imaging of infection using bacteria-specific PET and hyperpolarized 13C MRI methods. Both D-amino acid and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)- derived radiotracers have recently been reported:

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in s ynthetic chemistry and/or radiochemistry, relevant microbiology training, some experience in small animal work, and an interest in metabolism, biochemistry, and/or cell physiology. Experience in MR spectroscopy would also be highly desirable.

The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative team and have access to a wide range of equipment, including at mPET/CT scanner, on-site cyclotron, 18F and 11C synthesis modules, hot cells, and liquid scintillation equipment.  A dedicated cell and molecular biology laboratory, fully equipped for biological assays as well as a recently installed state of the art LC-MS system are used for complementary investigations. 

The UCSF molecular imaging research program is directed by Dr. Wilson ( and is a dynamic and thriving environment with three additional laboratories developing both small-molecule and antibody-derived radiotracers: the groups of Dr. Robert Flavell (, Dr. Michael Evans (, and Dr. VanBrocklin ( These four laboratories enjoy close and productive collaborations that enhance the experience of our fellows.

If interested please contact Dr. David M. Wilson via email.