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Job Summary

Postdoctoral research fellow in the field of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiochemistry to perform research in the areas of fluorine-18 methodology, radiopharmaceutical development, and PET imaging. Successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, physicians, physicists and biologists in the University of Michigan Medical School, investigating new methods of radiolabeling small molecules for the in vivo imaging of human biochemistry. A Ph.D in organic or medicinal chemistry and the ability to perform multi-step organic syntheses and characterize products are a must. Excellent written and communication skills are also essential. Additional experience with artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding, cGMP, HPLC, micro-scale reactions, fluorine chemistry or radiochemistry is preferred but not essential, as extensive training will be provided. Some background biology, biochemistry or pharmacology would also be beneficial. Responsibilities will include: synthesis of bioactive molecules and radiochemistry precursors; labeling with carbon-11 and fluorine-18 radionuclides; optimization of reactions, including with machine learning, purification, characterization and formulation of radiotracers for clinical and pre-clinical research collaborations in neurology and oncology.

Responsibilities*

Research in the areas of fluorine-18 methodology, radiopharmaceutical development, and PET imaging. Synthesis of bioactive molecules and radiochemistry precursors; labeling with carbon-11 and fluorine-18 radionuclides; purification, characterization and formulation of radiotracers for clinical and pre-clinical research collaborations in neurology and oncology.

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D in organic or medicinal chemistry (or related field) and the ability to perform multi-step organic syntheses and characterize products are a must.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with machine learning, artificial intelligence, coding, cGMP, HPLC, micro-scale reactions, fluorine chemistry or radiochemistry would be beneficial.

Additional Information

One-year postdoc with option to renew.

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