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Research Associate in PET Chemistry (NIHR BRC Dementia) (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in PET Chemistry.

The post holder will be a member of the PET chemistry group that is responsible for the research, development and regular synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals tailored to the requirements of the PET imaging programmes at the WBIC and associated laboratories, in particular for the requirements of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Dementia Theme (BRU).

The duties will involve the selection, development and synthesis of novel and established radiotracers labelled with short-lived positron emitting radioisotope, development of novel radiosynthetic methods and synthesis of chemical standards and precursors.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in radiochemistry or organic chemistry.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Professor J O'Brien/ Professor F Aigbirhio at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is 6th April 2017, with an interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference ZE11647 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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