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Research Fellow in Molecular Imaging and Therapy

UCL - Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine

Location: London
Salary: UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £36,770 - £44,388 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 1879498

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Dr Kerstin Sander (UCL Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry) and Prof Sandy MacRobert (UCL Department of Surgical Biotechnology). This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine, and to work in collaboration with colleagues at King’s College London and University of Hull.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out the preclinical characterization of novel photo-theranostic agents for the treatment of prostate cancer. This will include the assessment of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties in disease models using a range of imaging techniques (e.g. positron emission tomography, in vivo optical imaging, microscopy).

The position is available immediately.

We are seeking candidates with a background in pharmacology, experience in animal handling and generation of disease models, and a strong interest in oncology, who are self-motivated, able to work independently, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. The candidate will be expected to work in close collaboration with the current team members as well as our collaborators.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 to £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above

For further details on the Chemistry Department please see our website

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Kerstin Sander, (

Any queries on the application process can be directed to Hayley Dansey,, as we wish to encourage online applications.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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