Postdoctoral Researcher in Radiochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, or Analytical Chemistry
The Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoc to join our multidisciplinary research program, which focuses on the development of innovative microscale chemical synthesis platforms for simplifying the preparation of radiolabeled compounds for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Microscale radiochemistry offers numerous key advantages over conventional radiochemistry techniques.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in synthetic organic chemistry or analytical chemistry. Prior experience in radiochemistry, especially working with fluorine-18, is preferred but not required, and can be introduced to the candidate through hands-on experience. Expertise in standard analytical and characterization techniques such as HPLC, GC, MS, NMR, etc. is required. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and systematic, and will possess excellent critical thinking, experiment planning, and communication (oral and written) skills.