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Postdoctoral Scholar, Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Labs, Radiation Oncology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiation Oncology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Labs, Radiation Oncology

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Position Description

The Radionuclide Production and Molecular Radiotherapy Research Laboratories in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Scholar research position in radionuclide production for molecular radiotherapy. Our research group develops and evaluates radiochemistry methods that can be applied to produce and purify therapeutic and theranostic radionuclides, as well as development of radiolabeling reagents/chelators used for attaching radionuclides to biological targeting molecules, such as monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for cancer therapy.  Preclinical research in astatine-211-labeled MAbs conducted by our group has been translated to the clinic and is presently being evaluated in multiple human trials.

The University of Washington Medical Cyclotron Facility is capable of producing variable energy proton, deuteron, alpha and high energy neutron beams for radionuclide production. The Postdoctoral Scholar in our research group will collaborate with UW Materials Science research groups and cyclotron engineers to develop new target designs for irradiations. It is planned that the candidate will visit and work with our collaborators at National Laboratories and other universities to develop production methods, including purification and radiolabeling, of medical radionuclides. The radiopharmaceuticals under development will be evaluated in animal models through collaborations with investigators in other research groups at the UW and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The initial appointment is one year, and the appointment is renewable depending upon performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


The base salary range for this position will be: $4,480 - $5,150 per month ($53,760 - $61,800 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Preferred Skills


Successful candidates should have a high interest in developing new cancer therapies, strong communication skills, commitment to laboratory safety and the ability to work independently. Our research is a team effort, and the candidate will be required to participate in a number of aspects of the research as desired and needed.


Candidates should have a doctorate in Radiochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Materials Science, or a field closely related to those listed. It is essential that a candidate not experienced with radionuclides be willing to learn about radiochemical methods and work with radionuclides in the development of production methods and new radiopharmaceuticals.


For full consideration, please submit your C.V., a cover letter and 3 professional contacts. 

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