PhD Student Position in Radiochemistry and Imaging Science: Harnessing cell signalling pathways to image protein degradation therapy in prostate cancer
veröffentlicht am: 09.01.2018
Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Department of Chemistry / Prof. Dr. Jason P. Holland
Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit
Our research lies at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and translational molecular medicine. Chemical goals are to explore new radiolabelling methods and advance radiotracers for diagnostic imaging and/or radiotherapy. Molecular imaging goals focus on advancing positron-emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) probes with an emphasis on using imaging science to measure dynamic changes in oncogenic signalling pathways in various cancers. Research is funded by the European Research Council, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss Cancer Research (Krebsliga), and the UZH.
Please visit our website for more information: www.hollandlab.org
Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities
The appointed PhD student will conduct experimental and computational research on all aspects of radiotracer development. Specific areas include: radiochemistry with various nuclides, organic synthesis, coordination chemistry and biological studies in vitro and in vivo.
Anforderungen / Qualifications
Candidates must hold, or expect to have completed, a Master’s (MChem, MBiol, MSci or equivalent) degree in chemistry/biology/biochemistry prior to matriculation at UZH. Successful candidates will be ambitious, creative, and highly motivated, with an outstanding record of academic achievement as evidenced by:
- First class undergraduate/Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (or equivalent qualifications) in chemistry/biology/biochemistry
- Academic awards at university level
- Experience in an experimental research laboratory
Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of fundamental chemistry (synthesis) and biochemistry. Practical experience in cell culture techniques, Western blots, PCR and protein expression is an advantage. The work involves handling human cells, radioactive materials and animals. Full training will be provided but prior experience is an advantage.
Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements
Successful candidates will have excellent English language skills (written and oral). Ideal candidates will also be fluent in German.
Wir bieten / We offer
- Duration of the PhD position: maximum 4 years
- Academic stipends are commensurate with normal UZH regulations
Stellenantritt / This position opens on
Bewerbungen / Application
Selection will be based solely on academic excellence and research potential. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed either in person or via video conference call. Please send applications as a single PDF file including a cover letter with a brief statement of motivation including past research experience/achievements (max. 2 pages), full CV (résumé), and the names and contact details of two referees to Prof. Jason P. Holland: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Jason P. Holland
Department of Chemistry