St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
October 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is seeking a staff radiochemist. The position will assist in the production of radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging, synthesis of analytical standards and radiochemistry precursors, radiolabeling with short half-life positron emitting radionuclides, and assist the Molecular Imaging Core with the implementation of new radiotracers for clinical and preclinical use to support the research of institutional faculty.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is recognized as one of the leading pediatric medical institutions in the world, and has been named the "Best Children's Cancer Hospital" by the US News and World Report in 2017-18. Central to its success is its focused mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through innovative research and treatment; its seamless integration of outstanding patient care and world-class clinical and laboratory research; its unique culture built on strong institutional values, which include excellence, innovation, compassion, and diversity; and its financial strength and stability.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran's status, or disabled veteran's status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Job Qualifications: A PhD in radiochemistry, organic chemistry, or a related field is preferred; post-degree experience in radiochemistry is required. A Master's degree is acceptable with additional years of experience in radiochemistry.
Internal Number: 38702
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a progressive and unique institution that promotes independent and collaborative research within a stimulating atmosphere. The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is well-established, enjoys positive and productive collaborative relationships, and has earned the recognition of its national and international peers. The focus of our department is innovative diagnostic imaging and clinical research in pediatric brain tumors, solid tumors, sickle cell disease, and cancer therapy-related secondary pathologies in an inspiring academic environment. Our efforts are supported by excellent clinical equipment, a Molecular Imaging CORE facility with a cyclotron for production of positron-emitting radionuclides, state-of-the-art imaging software, and a post-processing facility staffed with a talented group of PhD imaging scientists, software engineers, and physicists. Further support is provided by a well-equipped, on-site animal imaging facility.