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Emory University Radiopharmaceutical Chemist & Director of Tracer Development in Atlanta, Georgia


Radiopharmaceutical Chemist & Director of Tracer Development

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University invites mid- to senior-level (Associate or Full Professor) radiochemists to apply for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position for the next Director of Tracer Development for the Emory Center for Systems Imaging (CSI). This is an opportunity to guide the planning of a state-of-the-art radiopharmaceutical facility expansion in a new research building under design (to be completed 2021). CSI is an integrated cross-disciplinary scientific, administrative, and educational home for imaging science, with a focus on neuroscience and oncology research. Partnerships exist with Georgia Institute of Technology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Winship Cancer Institute, Marcus Autism Center, and industry partners within a collaborative environment.

The Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

() has a strong record of innovation in imaging research, including the development and translation of unique PET radioligands. This is an outstanding opportunityfor an energetic scientist with interest in areas that complement and enhance the current research strengths of the Department (see). He/Shewill be expected to develop a novel research program that includes strong intradepartmental and interdepartmental collaboration, as well as education. Available resources include: cyclotron, radiopharmacy, preclinical and clinical PET and PET-CT imaging systems, and MRI scanners, and planned MR-PET. The Center for Systems Imaging () includes research-dedicated laboratories, an institutional core facility (), and strong translational focus facilitated by a state-of-the-art clinical imaging department including an active Nuclear Medicine Division (see http://www.radiology.emory.edu/clinical-divisions/nuclear-medicine/index.html).Responsibilities may also include assisting with the introduction of new radiotracers into clinical use, as well as radiochemistry assistance with IND applications.

The qualified candidate should hold a PhD or MD-PhD in chemistry or related field, a strong publication record, demonstration of extramural research funding, as well as a strong commitment to education and mentoring the next generation of radiochemists and physician-scientists.Primary responsibilities will include research, including generation of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and facility and state-licensed Radiopharmacy Laboratory management. Previous leadership, managerial, and educational experience are preferred. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

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Job Number 31707

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Rad: Radiopharm Disc Lab

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Required Documents Biosketch, Cover letter, Research Interests, Research Plans

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322