Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Imaging and Theranostics
- University of California, San Francisco
- Location: San Francisco, CA
- Job Number: 7068382
- Posting Date: Jul 28, 2020
- Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2020
Job DescriptionWe are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a background in imaging science, chemical biology, cancer biology, or chemistry to undertake research in novel molecular imaging and theranostic 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 theranostic probes for PET imaging and radionuclide therapy. Specific projects are focused on 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, with a particular focus on targets highly expressed on aggressive forms of disease such as neuroendocrine 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, cancer biology, chemical biology, 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.