The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Applied Diagnostics in Vienna, Austria, follows a new dual biomarker concept for tumour diagnosis. The focus of the institute lies on the development of non-invasive diagnostic methods combining molecular epigenetic and genetic signatures and molecular imaging biomarkers for PET and SPECT analysis (http://www.applied-diagnostics.at/).
For projects funded by Industrial Collaborations and The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) we have open positions with immediate start date for two postdoctoral fellows (1 year and 3.5 years, respectively, with potential extension) in the area of radiotracer development within the institute’s program line Imaging Biomarkers. The project involves the development of novel chelators for non-standard metallic radionuclides. Candidates with a radiopharmaceutical background and the desire to get involved in application-driven and translational research are encouraged to apply. The candidates will work in a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment (radiopharmacy, nuclear medicine, chemistry, pharmacology and health economics) at the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Ph.D. degree in Radiopharmaceuticals Science or equivalent.
- Know-how in conducting radiometal-labelling reactions and analysis of the radiolabelled products (e.g., g-TLC/HPLC, stability assays).
- Experience in conducting biological assays (in vitro/in vivo) would be advantageous.
- Knowledge in synthetic organic/inorganic chemistry and according analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, NMR, MS). Experience with solid phase chemistry is a plus.
- Good communication skills in English and/or German.
- Motivation to work in a transdisciplinary team.
The successful candidate will synthesize and investigate novel chelators for the development of diagnostic and/or therapeutic radiometal-based radiotracers for tumour-targeting. She or he will also take part in the chemical and biological evaluation of the new compounds in vitro and in vivo.
Salary will be based according to the recommendations of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF: https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/).
Application documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact data of 2 references) should be sent until September 30, 2020 to Prof. Dr. Thomas Mindt: Thomas [dot] Mindtlbiad [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at.