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Postdoctoral Position in Development of Radiopharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Science – Uppsala, Sweden

Sweden, Uppsala University

Uppsala University invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the development of radiopharmaceuticals at Theranostic group, the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Sweden 2022. Job opportunities for PhD degree in medical, pharmaceutical or biological sciences.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Theranostic group
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Uppsala University

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Qualification Details

We welcome applications from candidates that have (or soon will have) a PhD degree in medical, pharmaceutical or biological sciences or related subject, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, parental leave, work in trade unions, etc.

The applicant must have excellent skills in communication and teamwork, and must have a strong documented background in radiolabeling and pre-clinical evaluation of radiolabeled  peptides/proteins. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

The applicant is expected to work independently and be able to take own initiatives. The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant's ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill.

Additional qualifications

FELACA C certificate (or equal education), publications in the field of preclinical development of (protein based) radiopharmeceuticals, and experience with microPET/SPECT/CT/MRI are advantageous.

Responsibilities/Job Description


The main duties of the applicant will be to participate in and lead research projects. Your work will include radiolabeling, identity and stability determination by HPLC, ITLC, SDS, and radioautogaraphy, work with living cell cultures and frozen/fixed tissue samples, participation in in vivo and imaging experiments. Evaluation, analyses and presentation of obtained data is also included. The work duties can also include supervision of students, teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: UFV-PA 2021/4215
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should be written in English or Swedish and contain a cover letter (max 1 A4), a CV with publication list, as well as copies of certificates of higher academic degrees. Please also provide the contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) for at least two referee.

Selection process

Selection of candidates is based on qualifications, previous experience, and personal suitability.

About the Project

We are looking for a postdoc in development of radiolabelled theranostic agents for diagnostic and treatment of prostate cancer. The project is a part of a larger program focusing on imaging and therapy of prostate cancer using antagonist to gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), PSMA inhibitors and targeting scaffold proteins. The overall goal is to investigate factors influencing targeting properties of the protein based targeting agent and their excretion pathways. The project involves development and optimisation of labelling methods for gallium-68, indium-111, technetium-99m, luthetium-177 and other radionuclides, characterisation of labelled proteins and their in vitro and in vivo investigation. The exact description of the tasks depends on the individual skills and research interests of the applicant.

About the Department and Group

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at

The Theranostic group is looking for an outstanding postdoc in development of radiopharmaceuticals, with excellent scientific track-record and organizational skills, to work in a leading research environment with scientists of diverse and international background.

The position will be based in the Theranostic research group (Prof. A.Orlova) at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University. The research group focuses on development of molecular targeted radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging and therapy of cancer. The research group consists of one senior and two junior scientists, with diverse international backgrounds.

About the Employer: Uppsala University


About the employment

The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as agreed or at the latest 2022-07-01. Placement: Uppsala.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anna Orlova, and Head of department Anders Karlén (

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