Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) is seeking a Research Associate in PET Radiochemistry as part of a new research project funded by a MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) award with collaboration with researchers from Uppsala University. The project aims to develop novel PET radiopharmaceuticals for imaging enzymes related to hypertension.

The post-holder will be a member of the WBIC PET chemistry groups (Molecular Imaging Chemistry Laboratory /Radiopharmaceutical Unit) that are responsible for the research, development and regular synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals tailored to the requirements of the PET imaging programmes on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The post holder's primary duties will be for the requirements of the MRC DPFS project. This will include the development and implementation to GMP of novel radiopharmaceuticals labelled with short-lived positron emitting radioisotopes. In addition, development of analytical methods for QC and radiometabolic profiles and as part of the research team involved in obtaining the required data and constructing and writing documentation and protocols for regulatory submission and the clinical PET studies.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 28th January 2018.

Please quote reference ZE13908 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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