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Uppsala, Sweden – Postdoctoral position in PET radiochemistry – Oct 2021

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The Translational PET Imaging lab is looking for an outstanding postdoc position in PET radiochemistry, at Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Dec 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Translational PET Imaging lab
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 radiochemistry or chemistry or related fields, 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 be fluent in English, with proficiency preferably demonstrated by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

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: Previous experience of radiolabelling of organic molecules or peptides is an advantage. Documented courses in radiation protection and/or laboratory animal science are an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main duties of the applicant are to participate in and lead research projects. 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 2021/3622
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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 attach at least one letter of recommendation and the contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) for at least one referee.

About the Project

 The postdoc will work in projects to develop and evaluate PET radiopharmaceuticals for in vivo molecular imaging of processes in metabolic disease and oncology. The radiopharmaceutical development will include radiometal or fluorine-18 radiolabeling of organic molecules and peptides. The applicant will collaborate with a team of biologists for the in vitro evaluation and in vivo evaluation of the radiopharmaceuticals. The exact description of the tasks depends on the individual skills and research interests of the applicant

About the Department

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 position will be based in the Translational PET Imaging research group at Uppsala University and Science for Life Laboratory. The research group focuses on development of molecular imaging methodologies for improved diagnosis, management and treatment of disease ( The research group is part of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and currently consists of 5 senior and 5 junior scientists, with diverse international backgrounds.

About the Employer: Uppsala University

Note or Other details

Selection process: Selection of candidates is based on qualifications, previous experience, and personal suitability. Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

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Contact details

Associate Senior Lecturer Olof Eriksson ( and Head of department Anders Karlén (

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