Radiochemistry Director

NYU Langone Health New York, NY

About the Job

The Department of Radiology at New York University Langone Health (NYULH) invites applications at an Assistant or Associate Professor level to apply for a (tenure-track) faculty position for the next Director of Radiochemistry Lab. This is an opportunity to guide the planning and future directions of a state-of-the-art PET radiopharmaceutical facility. Research in the Department of Radiology is an integrated cross-disciplinary scientific, administrative, and educational home for imaging science across multiple disciplines including neuroscience, psychiatry and oncology research. The NYULH Department of Radiology (https://med.nyu.edu/radiology/research) has a strong record of innovation in imaging research, including the development and translation of unique PET radioligands. This is an outstanding opportunity for an energetic scientist with interest in areas that complement and enhance the current research strengths of the Department (see https://med.nyu.edu/radiology/research/areas-expertise/). The successful candidate is expected to oversee research associates and staff members involved in the cyclotron operation and PET radiochemistry for the production of clinical and preclinical PET biomarkers in compliance with internal procedures, cGMP, other FDA regulations and United States Pharmacopeia standards. He/She will be expected to develop a novel research program that includes strong intradepartmental and interdepartmental collaboration, as well as education. Available resources include: cyclotron, clinical PET/MR, preclinical PET-CT imaging systems, and MRI scanners. Responsibilities may also include assisting with the introduction of new radiotracers into clinical use, as well as radiochemistry assistance with IND applications. The ideal candidate should hold a PhD preferably in chemistry with excellent practical skills in radiochemical synthesis and methods, along with a broad understanding of organic chemistry and associated analytic techniques. Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) biomarker production and ALARA radiation safety procedures are strictly required. Previous demonstrated successful experience with short lived C-11 and F-18 radiochemistry is highly desirable. Primary responsibilities will include research, including generation of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and facility and laboratory management. Previous leadership, managerial, and educational experience are preferred. Rank will be commensurate with experience

 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a PhD preferably in chemistry, organic chemistry or related field
  • with excellent practical skills in radiochemical synthesis and methods, along with a broad
  • understanding of organic chemistry and associated analytic techniques. 
  • 10+ years of experience in Radiochemistry and clinical translation of small molecules, peptides and antibodies
  • Knowledge of currentGood Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) biomarkerproduction and ALARA radiation safety procedures are strictly required.
  • Previous demonstrated successful experience with short lived C-11 and F-18 radiochemistry is highly desirable. 

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.