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Postdoc in Organic Chemistry, Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry – UCPH, Denmark, 2022


Postdoc in Organic Chemistry/Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: June 01, 2022
Contract Period: 19 Months
Salary: 35,000 DKK/Month

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark


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Qualification Details

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in organic chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry or similar
  • You are highly experienced in organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry
  • You have an active interest in drug development and translational chemistry
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience in bioconjugation techniques and/or bioorthogonal chemistry is highly desirable, but not a must
  • Knowledge in radiopharmaceutical chemistry is a plus, but not a must.
  • Strong knowledge in organic chemistry or method development is a plus, but not a must

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project connected to this position aims to develop bioorthogonal chemistry for molecular imaging probes that targets cells beyond the blood brain barrier (BBB). The successful candidate will synthesize tetrazine and trans-cyclooctene based structures that can be labelled with fluoride-18 and/or astatine-211 that in turns can be used for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and radiotherapy. SAR studies around tetrazine/trans-cyclooctene moieties will be carried out to identify suitable structures that cross the BBB and have appropriate pharmacokinetics to perform organic chemistry in living subjects. The successful candidate will be involved in radioactive labeling and subsequent evaluation experiments.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

About the Department/Section/Group

Main research focus within our group is to develop new radiopharmaceutical entities for diagnosis and treatment. Organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry, pharmacology and nuclear medicine are only a few key interdisciplinary areas that our research strives. As such, it is not surprising that we work in a national and international network with frequent meetings within the EU. Pretargeted imaging and therapy are the main research focus areas that our group is addressing.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,000 DKK/approx. 4,700 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

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Contact details

For further information please contact Matthias Herth; [email protected]

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

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