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Research Associate: Radiopharmacy (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge Department of Radiology are seeking a research associate with interest and expertise in radiopharmacy. This position is part of a large Integrative Cancer Medicine Theme, investigating new computational methods toward precision cancer care. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a related field. The role will involve production and Quality Assurance of clinical grade novel radiopharmaceuticals in a clean room environment for research projects, as part of the CRUK Cambridge Centre cancer imaging programme. In particular, the post will focus on novel PET probe development and the radiosynthesis and application of metal radionuclide pharmaceuticals. These radiopharmaceuticals will be used in both preclinical and clinical studies. The post holder will be expected to have a high level of problem-solving skills and work autonomously when required.

The post holder will be a member of the Department of Radiology and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre Radiopharmaceutical Unit (RPU) and the Radiopharmacy at Addenbrooke's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department (ARP). This post is funded by the CRUK Cambridge Centre and will help to develop the cancer imaging programme on the biomedical campus (e.g. Addenbrooke's' Hospital and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre), as well as working with internal and external collaborators.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2022 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Ferdia Gallagher (

This appointment 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.

Closing date for applications is the 25th June 2018.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 9th July 2018.

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.

Please quote reference RQ15658 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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