Date Posted: Aug 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a background in imaging science or chemistry to undertake research in novel molecular imaging and therapeutic probe development. The work will be undertaken in the laboratory of Robert Flavell at the state-of-the-art China Basin and Mission Bay campuses of UCSF. The focus of the research is on the development of novel molecular imaging probes, including magnetic resonance imaging probes using hyperpolarized 13C imaging, and/or radiopharmaceuticals for studying alterations in the tumor microenvironment and in tumor metabolism, with a particular focus on prostate cancer. For example, prostate cancer undergoes metabolic and phenotypic changes as it transitions from low to high grade disease, and imaging probes targeted against these metabolic changes can be used to selectively detect aggressive, life threatening disease. Additional projects of interest include therapeutic and theranostic agents developed for novel targets in prostate cancer. For further information, please see: https://radiology.ucsf.edu/research/labs/flavell.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or M.D., or be near completion of their degree, in a relevant subject area. The applicant should have relevant research experience in imaging science or chemistry. The applicant should also be highly motivated with exceptional communications skills and the ability to work with a dynamic team. Preferred skills would include background in organic chemistry, magnetic resonance imaging, radiochemistry, or molecular imaging. This full-time post is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a brief statement of research interests and 3) a list of three references. Please send inquiries to Robert Flavell (Robert.email@example.com).