Post Doc-Synthetic Organic Chemist
The USC Department of Radiology is seeking an outstanding synthetic organic chemist to be part of our multidisciplinary research program emphasizing in preparing novel compounds for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry and expertise in (i) multistep synthesis, and (ii) transformation of a wide range of functional groups. The candidate is expected to learn and perform new 18F-fluorination chemistry. The post-doctoral candidate should also have an extensive knowledge in standard organic chemistry characterization techniques such as NMR (1H, 13C, 19F), HPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, UV spectroscopy as well as standard analytical techniques. Furthermore, successful candidates must have excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to multi-task and work in a collaborative environment.
Applicants should provide a cover letter of interest in the position and a curriculum vitae detailing specific experience as it applies to the required and desired criteria of this job ad. Please submit documents via email to Kai Chen, Associate Professor of Research Radiology at firstname.lastname@example.org.