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Postdoctoral fellowship in radiochemistry

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a postdoctoral position in radiochemistry at the Hevesy Laboratory at DTU Health Technology (Risø Campus). 


Project description

As a postdoctoral scientist, you will enter the research program at the Hevesy Laboratory, where you will join the effort to develop sustainable cyclotron-based production of the positron emission tomography (PET) radionuclide gallium-68 and its clinical translation. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Herning Regional Hospital, and is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. You will participate in all major stages of design, development and optimization of the cyclotron-based production and purification of medical-grade gallium-68 using cyclotron solution targets. You will get a chance to work closely with automated radiosynthesis modules, learn and use process analytical technology for design of experiments (DoE) and robustness testing, and communicate with cyclotron physicists, radiochemists, and clinical specialists. At the later stages of the project you will be involved in GMP compliant 68Ga-PSMA production and clinical translation of the technology from lab to bedside. 



Within the project, your main tasks will be to:

- Develop and optimize liquid-liquid and solid-phase based extraction of gallium-68 from cyclotron-irradiated solutions

- Work with spectroscopy-based process analytical technology tools for quality control determination of the concentrations of key components in the target solutions

- Adapt the developed radiochemistry to the automated radiosynthesis modules built in-house 

- Write documentation and scientific contributions to the academic journals

- Perform radiosynthesis and quality control of 68Ga-PSMA

- Participate in translation of the developed technology to the Herning Regional Hospital setting


The candidate

You must have a PhD degree in analytical, inorganic, radiometallic, physical chemistry or radiochemistry. To be successful you must:

1) Have a solid foundation in inorganic chemistry, including metal ions in solutions, chelation, liquid-liquid and solid phase extraction, solution thermodynamics, and spectroscopy 

2) Have an excellent command of English, both spoken and written

3) Have a track record of academic publications, including first author papers

4) Be driven, enthusiastic and ambitious 

5) Have a positive and social mindset

6) Enjoy team-work and frequent communication with colleagues and collaborators


The following criteria are considered advantages but not requirements:

1) Practical experience with radiochemistry

2) Practical experience with radiosynthesis modules

3) Knowledge or experience with chemometrics


We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 


Salary and appointment terms

 The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is full-time, with a fixed term of one year, but will be considered for renewal pending long-term funding. The employment period starts on October 1st, 2021.  


The primary place of work is The Hevesy Laboratory at the DTU Risø Campus in Roskilde.


Further information 

Do not hesitate to contact Senior Scientist Fedor Zhuravlev by e-mail or phone for questions and further details, Адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. Для просмотра адреса в вашем браузере должен быть включен Javascript., +45 93511646.



Please, attach the following documents (all in English):


Motivated application letter (max 1 page)

Curriculum Vitae

PhD degree certificate (if not yet completed, a statement from the main supervisor may suffice)

List of publications, including a brief description of how you contributed. 

Copy of your academic grade transcripts (master’s and bachelor’s degrees), including an official description of how to convert the grades to the European Union (ECTS) or United States (ABC) grading systems


All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, nationality, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


Страна Дания
Предложение Вакансия
График работы Полный рабочий день
Дата 07 августа 2021
Дата начала 01 октября 2021
Название компании МГУ, Химфак Посетить страницу компании

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