Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Chemistry, University i Oslo.
Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.
The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of three years (10% of which is devoted to required duties, usually in the form of teaching activities).
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo.
Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
More about the position
We seek a highly motivated individual with a strong background in radiopharmaceutical chemistry or the radiopharmaceutical sciences with emphasis on preclinical characterization of radiopharmaceuticals and imaging.
The position will be a part of the convergence environment: Novel personalized management strategies for fibrosing diseases (FibroPET) with the aims to improve the course of the disease and treatment outcome of patients with fibrosing diseases. FibroPET aims to enhance the team with imaging-minded people who are interested in interdisciplinary, preclinical imaging within a new core facility composed around clinical investigators.
The project is situated between the Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry laboratory at the Department of Chemistry (headed by Prof. Riss, the main supervisor), the preclinical PET/MR laboratory at Institute for Experimental Medical Research (headed by Prof. Sjaastad) and the clinical PET center at Department of Nuclear Medicine (Prof. Revheim).
The announced position is part of the UiO Convergence Environment named ‘Novel personalized management strategies for fibrosing diseases (FibroPET)’ which is headed by Dr. Revheim.
Convergence environments are interdisciplinary research groups that will aim to solve grand challenges related to health and environment. They are funded by UiO’s interdisciplinary strategic area UiO:Life Science, www.uio.no/life-science.
The overall purpose of the FibroPET convergence environment is to develop personalized management strategies including early identification, treatment, monitoring, patient dialogue and outcome assessment in patients with fibrosing diseases.
The successful candidate will become part of a new team of imaging people who like to use the new preclinical PET/MR scanner at OUS Rikshospitalet. The project also involves autoradiography imaging and histochemistry with human derived tissue samples.
The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
- Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in the chemical sciences. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment
- The candidate should be motivated to learn to work in a convergence environment with main focus on development of radiotracers for molecular imaging with PET
- A FELASA certificate for experimentation involving laboratory animals is advantageous for the applicant
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
- The candidate will work in a very ambitious interdisciplinary setting which will require high flexibility
- Excellent organization, communication and reporting skills in an interdisciplinary environment
- Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
- Professionally stimulating working environment
- Vibrant international academic environment
- Postdoctoral development programmes
- Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
How to apply
The application must include
- Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
- Academic CV (summarizing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
- Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
- A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the motivation letter, and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months ( thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years).
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.
If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.
For further information about this position and recruitment process, please contact:
Professor Patrick Riss, phone: +47 228 57673 or +4795028669; e-mail: Patrick.Riss@kjemi.uio.no
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About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.
The Department of Chemistry is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials.
The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics.
The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.
Deadline: 16 April 2023
Unit: Department of Chemistry
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