PhD position: Development of photo-click based radiopharmaceuticals for PET
Functiebeschrijving Within the Tracerlab consortium, a new ultrafast photoclick reaction has recently been published in high impact journals ( IF > 15). We aim to further build on this work by improving the radiochemical synthesis, the automation and the clinical translation of this method to investigate biological targets that are highly clinical relevant. The research includes optimization and translation of our recently published photoclick method. For dissemination of the photoclick method we aim to develop a toolkit for easy Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) implementation applicable in nuclear medicine facilities. The GMP-compliant method will be applied for novel radiopharmaceuticals for investigation of bacterial infections and specific targets in oncology. Furthermore the scope will be broadened to multimodal imaging and theranostic agents. The PhD-student will develop new radiochemistry synthesis methods, the relevant radiopharmaceuticals and will perform the necessary biological experiments to evaluate the suitability for imaging purposes.Wat vragen wij You should be a creative and enthusiastic researcher with an MSc degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, with clear multidisciplinary interest in the field of development and translation of diagnostic agents. Good communication skills in English and being able to work in a multidisciplinary team are essential. The research should result in a PhD thesis.
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Wat bieden wij A four years fulltime (36 hours a week) PhD position. Your salary will be a minimum of € 2.495,- gross per month in the first year and a maximum of € 3.196,- gross per month (scale PhD) in the final (4th) year, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).Meer informatie Neem voor meer informatie contact op met: Prof. Dr. Philip Elsinga, telefoonnummer +31 50 361 3247 Prof. Dr. Ben Feringa, telefoonnummer +31 50 363 4278 Solliciteren Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 9 January 2022. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.