The New York University School of Medicine is assembling a team of scientists and professionals, headed by Yu-Shin Ding, Ph.D., for the new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Program at the Center for Biomedical Imaging. The following positions are being sought to staff the tracer production-related components of a state-of-the-art radiochemistry laboratory containing several hot cells, automated synthetic modules, and quality control and good manufacturing (QC-GMP) equipment.
PET Chemists (Staff Chemist and Postdoctoral Research Chemist)
Job Responsibilities: 1) designing novel radiopharmaceuticals for PET target imaging experiments; 2) performing radiochemical syntheses using short-lived isotopes (Fluorine-18, Carbon-11, etc.) in support of in vitro, ex-vivo, pre-clinical and clinical in vivo imaging experiments, and advancing these studies by promoting new ideas and new techniques; 3) preparing precursors for radiolabeling and performing related studies in the PET program including radiopharmaceutical quality control experiments and blood radio-metabolite analysis; 4) maintaining detailed records of procedures and documenting all findings, keeping instruments in working order, managing supplies of consumables; 5) fulfilling GMP and all regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety rules set by the FDA and its institutions/divisions.
Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or related discipline; 2) skilled in a wide range of laboratory techniques including but not limited to NMR, HPLC, GC, LC-MS, organic synthesis and product purification; 3) previous experience with handling radioactive PET radiopharmaceuticals for preclinical and/or clinical application would be an advantage.
Research Assistant (Technician)
Job Responsibilities: 1) preparing precursors for radiolabeling; 2) carrying out PET radiotracer production and related studies in the PET program including quality control experiments and metabolite analysis; 3) complying with all regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety rules set by the FDA and its institutions/divisions; 4) performing good housekeeping and maintaining proper documentation.
Qualifications: 1) B.S. or M.S. in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry laboratory analysis or equivalent area, and two years of related work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; 2) familiarity with a wide range of laboratory techniques, organic synthesis and product purification; 3) previous experience in analytical techniques, such as analysis using blood and blood products, and the use of HPLC would be an advantage; 4) previous experience with handling radioactive PET radiopharmaceuticals would be an advantage.
All successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to perform in a complex team environment, basic to intermediate computer skills, and the ability to work independently and adopt flexible working hours when required.
Individuals interested in any of these positions should submit their curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and a brief statement summarizing their relevant experience, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to:
Yu-Shin Ding, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Radiology
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Director, PET Radiochemistry
Center for Biomedical Imaging
New York University School of Medicine
660 First Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Email: email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Salary and position will be commensurate with experience. New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.