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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at UCL and the Institute of Nuclear Medicine
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are looking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Fellow in organic chemistry/radiochemistry. The project is part of a collaboration between Professor Karen Duff, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL (UK DRI), and Professor Erik Arstad, Director of the Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry (CRC), and will involve the development of a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for imaging of dementia. The successful candidate will be required to synthesize small molecule target compounds, including precursors for radiolabelling, and will also have the opportunity to work with labelling chemistry for fluorine-18. The candidate will join a vibrant multidisciplinary team fully integrated within the UCL Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine, and the role will be based at the UCL main campus in Bloomsbury in Kathleen Lonsdale Building, Gower Place
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area, eg, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or radiochemistry, and expert knowledge and excellent practical skills in organic chemistry. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidiscipinary setting, are also required. Experience with radiochemistry, in particular fluorine-18 labelling chemistry, is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1862742 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at UCL and the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. The UK Dementia Research Institute ( https://ukdri.ac.uk/ - UK DRI) is the biggest initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at UCL ( https://www.ucl.ac.uk/uk-dementia-research-institute/ ) covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Fellow in organic chemistry/radiochemistry. The project is part of a collaboration between Professor Karen Duff, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL (UK DRI), and Professor Erik Arstad, Director of the Centre for Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry (CRC), and will involve the development of a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for imaging of dementia. The successful candidate will be required to synthesize small molecule target compounds, including precursors for radiolabelling, and will also have the opportunity to work with labelling chemistry for fluorine-18. The candidate will join a vibrant multidisciplinary team fully integrated within the UCL Department of Chemistry and the Division of Medicine, and the role will be based at the UCL main campus in Bloomsbury in Kathleen Lonsdale Building, Gower Place. The post is available immediately and is funded by the UK DRI at UCL for a period of one year in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area, eg, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry or radiochemistry, and expert knowledge and excellent practical skills in organic chemistry. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidiscipinary setting, are also required. Experience with radiochemistry, in particular fluorine-18 labelling chemistry, is desirable. 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 £31,965 - £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Erik Arstad (email: e.arstad@ucl.ac.uk ). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 17 Apr 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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