Research Associate / Research Fellow – Cyclotron targetry and radionuclide production
The role is to perform radiopharmaceutics research and provide specialist expertise as a radiochemist or cyclotron targetry specialist within a multidisciplinary EPSRC-funded Programme: Next Generation Radiochemistry for Molecular Imaging with Radionuclides (MITHRAS), based at King’s College London, Imperial College and the University of Southampton. The team will include specialists in radionuclide production, nanodrug and cell therapy researchers, organic and inorganic radiochemists, and molecular imaging biologists and physicists, and will be embedded within a wider collaborative network comprising the Imaging Chemistry and Biology Department and the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s, and a network of major internal and external collaborations with other major London universities and hospitals. The aim of the programme is to develop new chemistry for fast, accessible synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals, and translate this into clinically translatable products for imaging and radionuclide therapy
This post holder will have the specific role of taking responsibility for development of production of established and new radionuclides (such as 44Sc, 34mCl, 63Zn, 52Mn and others) to serve the needs of the programme; this includes development of production methods and targetry for cyclotron-based production, and development of generator systems (e.g. for 62Cu, 82Rb), using local and collaborators’ cyclotron facilities. The post holder will also work with the Laboratory Management team to ensure safe and reliable availability and distribution of radionuclides to the team and collaborators.