Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: PET Tracer Development and Radiochemistry

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Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA
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Title Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: PET Tracer Development and Radiochemistry
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Molecular Imaging Ligand Development Program in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a creative and motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position with special interest in molecular imaging, radiochemistry, and novel ligand development. This is a rare and exciting career opportunity to join a successful molecular imaging center in a phase of strong growth in PET imaging ligand development. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative research with scientists and physicians in fields ranging from neuroscience, oncology, and cardiology. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Design and synthesize of target molecules with minimal supervision. Development of novel radiochemical probes containing but not limited to the isotopes carbon-11, fluorine-18, copper-64, gallium-68, and zirconium-89. Record, maintain, and interpret analytical data (LCMS, NMR, etc). Contribute to research, so as to merit serving as author or co-author on research publications. Open to work collaboratively with others in the team and with collaborators outside. Mentor junior members of the lab including graduate and undergraduate students. Trouble-shoot chemistry related infrastructure including major analytical equipment. Oversee daily operations in the chemistry labs and maintain a safe and clean working environment.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well being for all throughout the state of Indiana.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and well being for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy: https://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/relocation

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Synthetic organic chemistry experience is required along with knowledge of related techniques including HPLC, MS, TLC, flash chromatography, NMR, and safe handling of chemicals and wastes. Familiarity with techniques including molecular imaging (PET), library-based synthesis, radiochemistry, and tissue culture is desirable but not required. Candidate must have excellent communication skills and will be expected to interact daily with students, post-docs, staff, and faculty and be able to report results in written and oral communications.

Department Contact for Questions

Carla Ewing
carewing@iu.edu
317-278-6431

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OAA # IUSM010522016

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