University of Colorado – School of Medicine
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This position reports directly to the Director of the Radiochemistry Program in the Department of Radiology, and is responsible for developing radiolabeled peptides for cancer imaging and therapy. The research involves synthesis, characterization, and/in vitro/and/in vivo/evaluation of radiopharmaceuticals for potential molecular imaging of cancer using SPECT/PET/CT.
Responsibilities include organic synthesis, cell culture, HPLC analysis, animal biodistribution and imaging studies. The postdoctoral fellow will work with the principal investigator to design the receptor-targeting peptides and use peptide synthesizer to prepare the peptides. The postdoctoral fellow will determine the receptor-binding affinities of peptides using competitive cell binding assay and radiolabel the peptides with nanomolar binding affinities. Then, the postdoctoral fellow will use high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to purify the radiolabeled peptides for animal biodistribution and imaging studies.
Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time
85% of her/his time to conduct the experiments and record the research results, summarize novel research findings for grant reports, and prepare manuscripts for publications. 15% of her/his time to personal career development and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students. Other duties may be assigned by the PI as needed.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish 2-3 first-author research papers. In terms of personal career development, the postdoctoral fellow is encouraged to present the results in weekly lab meetings, appropriate research seminars, national and international scientific meetings. The postdoctoral fellow is also encouraged to actively attend in the research seminars in the Department of Radiology and Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn the latest advancement in the field of molecular imaging and cancer research. Routine work also includes general maintenance of laboratory and equipment, ordering of supplies, and providing guidance to graduate and undergraduate students to use the equipment.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
The candidate must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Should have research experience in some of the following areas: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, radiochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Usual expectation will be development of an independent research area related to current program. Research experience in Radiochemistry or Radiopharmaceutical Science will be a plus. Postdoctoral experience is not necessary but will be a plus. The University of Colorado Denver is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Requisition ID: 15706