The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Applied Diagnostics in Vienna, Austria, follows a new dual biomarker concept for tumour diagnosis and treatment. 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/SPECT analysis and radioendotherapy (http://www.applied-diagnostics.at/).
For a project funded by Industrial Collaborations Partners we have an open position with immediate start date for a postdoctoral fellow (1 year with a potential extension for a 2nd year after successful evaluation) 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., y-TLC&HPLC, stability assays).
- Experience in conducting biological assays (in vitro/in vivo) would be advantageous.
- Good communication skills in English and/or German.
- Motivation to work in a transdisciplinary research team.
The successful candidate will 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 two references) can be sent until end of November to Prof. Dr. Thomas Mindt: Thomas [dot] Mindtlbiad [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at.