UVA Core Facilities in the School of Medicine seeks a PET Radiochemist for the Director of Radiochemistry Core Facility. The Core Director will be expected to work closely with the Director of the Office of Research Core Administration to ensure integration of the Radiochemistry Core with other institutional research resources as well as the effective and efficient management of the core. The Director will be responsible for performing manual and automated radiochemical syntheses of both established and research radiopharmaceuticals. The selected candidate will get an opportunity to master their bioinformatics skill set in a very closely interactive environment and will also be trained in the process to lead teams. We seek a candidate that has strong communication skills and is a team player. A working knowledge of UNIX and scripting is important for this position. The ideal candidate is expected to have a good command in at least one language (C/C++ or R or Python). Knowledge of database development is a plus.
Primary job duties include:
The ideal candidate will have experience in organic chemistry and radiochemistry and may have experience in QA/QC of final product radiopharmaceuticals. Experience using radiopharmaceuticals in preclinical models is preferred. Candidates should have an understanding of the basic principles of radiolabeling techniques of small molecules, peptides, and/or antibodies. While chemistry will be a major task in the daily routine of the candidate, the candidate will be equally responsible for documenting their work in a rigorous, FDA-compliant manner. Advanced degree (Masters or Doctor of Philosophy) in Organic chemistry or radiochemistry if preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Skills and Abilities Strongly Preferred:
Education: Master’s degree
Experience: Six years of relevant experience.
This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.
Priority review of applications will begin June 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.
Complete an application online and attach:
1. Cover letter to include your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience related to the position
2. Resume or CV
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