Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a PhD scholarship in radiochemistry at the Hevesy Laboratory at Risø DTU.
The Hevesy Laboratory is a radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical facility at Risø DTU. The laboratory has a 16.5 MeV cyclotron equipped with a beam line for in-house production of isotopes, including [18F] for PET scanning. The research laboratories and clean rooms feature state of the art equipment for radioactive and stable isotope chemistry.
At present, we are 25 people in a multidisciplinary team, working with both research and production. Among the research activities currently conducted are [18F] chemistry, tritium chemistry and Auger emitting nuclides for therapy.
Drawing on recent advances in organic-, polymer- and radiochemistry the successful candidate will explore new solid phase radio fluorination methodology. The research will also include the development of new methodologies for extraction of [18F]fluoride from target water and converting it into an efficient fluorination source.
Candidates should have (or be about to obtain) a master’s degree in radiochemistry, organic chemistry or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Previous experience with radio fluorination and [18F]FDG production is a strong advantage. The candidate should also demonstrate a strong commitment to research.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
You are welcome to contact Senior Researcher Fedor Zhuravlev, +45 4677 5337 or Head of Hevesy Laboratory Palle Rasmussen, +45 7677 5332.
The application deadline is 18 May 2011. Please open the link “apply for this job online” and fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
1) Cover Letter
2) CV, including list of publications
3) A copy of your academic transcripts
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit official website: www.dtu.dk.
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