UK: Post Doctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience Chemistry at University of Cambridge

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Duration:Fixed Term

Salary: £27,854-£36,298 pa

Reference: SR01365

Closing date: 07 October 2013

Description:Applications are invited for two positions of Research Associate in PET Neuroscience Chemistry based at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (a purpose-built research unit for structural and functional imaging) and the newly established Molecular Imaging Chemistry Laboratory (a state-of¿the-art facility for research and development of imaging probes), both on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.Funded by a Medical Research Council programme grant, the aim is to train post-doctoral scientists to “Group leader” capabilities in PET neuroscience chemistry. The post holder will undergo training in key skills at Cambridge complemented with periods as a visiting worker at the Molecular Imaging Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, United States), GE Healthcare (Amersham, United Kingdom and Merck Research Laboratories (West Point, United States).  This will be combined with research projects consisting of design and application of novel PET imaging probes, with a focus on a) neuropsychiatric and neurotrauma disorders in collaboration with members of the University’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute and b) neurodegenerative disorders in collaboration with members of the University’s Cambridge Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia.

Appointment will be for 4 years, with an initial 6-months probation period, with the possibility of additional years.

Eligibility: Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry, may have limited or no previous experience in PET chemistry, but should have the ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary research environment.

For additional information: please contact Dr. Franklin Aigbirhio: Further details on WBIC and Cambridge Neurosciences may also be found on websites: and

To Apply: Completed applications – consisting of a CV and a completed CHRIS/6 application form (Parts I and III only) –  call 01223 333823 – should be sent to Linda Morgan, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, Box 65 Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, or via email to  to arrive no later than the closing date of 7th October  2013 at 12 noon.
Please quote reference SR01365 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Note: The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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