Postdoctoral Position in Radiochemistry/pre-clinical Cardiac PET/MR Imaging
University of Zurich
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Your responsibilities

Research in this group focuses on experimental, translational and clinical projects in the field of cardiovascular gender medicine.

Our current projects aim to delineate sex-specific aspects of myocardial remodeling with age and comprise in vivo CMR and PET imaging using novel PET tracers as well as in vitro work in cardiomyocytes and translational studies.

Responsibilities for this position includes but are not limited to :

The appointed post doc should have a strong background in radiochemistry and / or molecular biology and will conduct experimental research on all aspects of preclinical cardiac PET / MR imaging.

Specific areas include :

  • Synthesis and quality monitoring of radiopharmaceutical tracers for PET imaging in research
  • In vivo PET and CMR image acquisition, reconstruction, and data analysis
  • Animal work and microsurgical techniques as well as isolation, processing, and analysis of biological specimens
  • Supervision of students, teaching, data presentation, as well as manuscript and grant proposal writing
  • Your profile

    Candidates must hold a Master's (MSc or equivalent) degree and a PhD (or equivalent) in radiochemistry or biology. Successful candidates will be ambitious, creative, and highly motivated, with an outstanding record of academic achievements.

    Essential requirements are :

    An excellent record of productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and academic awards. Furthermore, ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge and experience in cardiovascular research and cardiac imaging.

    Prior experience with radiochemistry and animal experimentation is an advantage. Excellent English language skills (written and oral) are mandatory.

    German language skills are an advantage.

    The position is available for one year with the possibility to be prolonged depending on the progress made.

    What we offer

    The successful applicant will become part of a research program aimed at developing personalized therapies in cardiovascular disease.

    The Nuclear Medicine Department and the Center for Molecular Cardiology are both highly dynamic and international institutes offering latest technologies and equipment as well as a collaborative and highly motivated team.

    Duration of the employment : 1 year with possible extension depending on availability of funds.

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