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Post-Doc (Fellow) Position – University of Washington

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as radiolabeling reagents/chelators for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy. The research conducted is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. All of the research efforts are collaborative in nature, spanning from therapeutic/theranostic radionuclide production to clinical trials evaluating new radioimmunotherapy agents.

A Postdoctoral/Senior Fellow position is now open for application, with an anticipated start date of fall, 2019. The position has a focus on the production of radionuclides for use in the development of new radiopharmaceuticals. Opportunities to involve in other aspects of radiopharmaceutical development studies can also be available. The Senior Fellow will research cyclotron targetry, develop methods for the isolation of radionuclides of interest (e.g., Se-72 and Re-186) and conduct radiolabeling studies to evaluate various bifunctional chelators or labeling reagents for the incorporation of radionuclides into biological molecules. The Senior Fellow will disseminate research findings by presenting at professional conferences as well as publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals and will also assist in grant writing and on other projects on an as-needed basis. The initial appointment is one year, and the appointment is renewable depending upon performance and availability of funding.

Candidates should have a doctorate in Radiochemistry, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry or a related field. High interest in radiopharmaceutical sciences, strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a research team effort are required. Other highly desirable knowledge includes radiochemical separation techniques such as chromatography and extraction methods, radioanalytical methods such as gamma spectrometry, analytical chemical techniques such as HPLC and TLC, software packages and nuclear databases important in radionuclide production such as SRIM/TRIM and EXFOR.

For full consideration, please send a C.V., a brief statement of career interests, and contacts of 3 references to D. Scott Wilbur, Ph.D. (dswilbur@uw.edu) or Yawen Li, Ph.D. (liyw@uw.edu). The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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