Post-doctoral Position in Radiochemistry and Imaging Science

University of Zurich - Department of Chemistry

Zurich, Switzerland

Description of UZH unit

Our research lies at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and translational molecular medicine. Molecular imaging goals focus on advancing positron-emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) probes with an emphasis on imaging oncogenic signalling pathways in cancer. Research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).


The Post-doc will help with student supervision and will conduct experimental research on all aspects of radiotracer development. Specific areas include: characterisation of radiotracers, protein expression and bioconjugation chemistry, cellular-based assays and PET imaging in vivo using animal models.


Candidates must hold a Master’s (MBiol, MSci or equivalent) degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in biology/biochemistry. Successful candidates will be ambitious, creative, and highly motivated, with an outstanding record of academic achievement. Ideal candidates will also have extensive experience in performing radioactive assays with human cancer cells, as well as experience in the use of animals (mice) for experimentation.

Essential requirements are:

  • First class Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (or equivalent qualifications) in biology/biochemistry;
  • PhD in biology/biochemistry;
  • Academic awards and an outstanding publication record;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a post-doc/research associate;
  • Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) accredited animal training Please note: only candidates who have already completed at least level B training will be considered.

Language requirements

Excellent English language skills (written and oral), ideal candidates will also be fluent in German.

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