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Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Tenure Track - Junior Rank

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Up to $125, 000 + benefits and relocation.
Closing date
Feb 4, 2024

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Health Sciences, Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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The Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of radiopharmaceutical chemistry with an emphasis on small molecular PET imaging and/or radiopharmaceutical therapy agents.

Candidates applying for this position must have experience in small-molecule radiopharmaceutical chemistry. It would be preferred to have experience in agent development, radiosynthesis methods, and/or translation of new molecules to production for translational or clinical research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The ideal candidate should have a history of and willingness to be part of collaborative research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, molecular imaging, or radiopharmaceutical therapy. Additionally, proficiency in grant writing and prior success in obtaining grant funding would be considered an asset.

Teaching responsibilities may include the development of course content, teaching and mentoring students, trainees, residents, and interns, as well as graduate students and visiting scholars, primarily in the laboratory setting.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include conducting research in the area of development of novel radiopharmaceuticals with application to neurosciences, cancer, and cardiology and developing an independent and highly collaborative program in radiopharmaceutical chemistry.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a new research group in the Department of Radiology that collaborates closely with existing radiochemistry research programs, the Cyclotron Facility, the Penn PET Center, and the Division of Nuclear Medicine. Additional responsibilities will include supervising graduate students and postdocs, grant writing and management, and collaborations with clinician-investigators.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty in the Department of Radiology to develop and translate new radiopharmaceuticals and to support a growing molecular imaging research program at Penn.

Interested applicants must submit an online application through the provided link to be considered.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).




The University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

At Penn academic excellence, as well as compassion for the patients we are privileged to serve, are stressed. Skillful compassion is truly a hallmark of the Penn learning experience. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania consistently ranks among the top five in US News and World Report’s rankings of research-oriented medical schools.

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