Director of Cyclotron Operations, Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division, Dept of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04937 Recruitment Period Open date: August 28th, 2019 Next review date: Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA invites applications from qualified candidates for the Director of Cyclotron Operations. This faculty position is at an Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Adjunct series. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, flexible and motivated with a PhD degree, preferably in chemistry with excellent practical skills in radiochemical synthesis and methods, along with a broad understanding of organic chemistry and associated analytical techniques. Proven problem solving skills and ability to work successfully in teams are essential requirements. Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) biomarker production and ALARA radiation safety procedures are required.
The successful candidate is expected to oversee research associates involved in the cyclotron operation and PET radiochemistry facilities for the production of clinical and preclinical PET biomarkers in compliance with internal procedures, cGMP, other FDA regulations and United States Pharmacopeia standards. The candidate is also expected to work closely with chemists and radiochemists in developing new imaging small molecule probes, peptides and radio-metal chelate-based probes labeled with positron, -, - and -particle emitters for eventual translation to the clinic. The candidate is further expected to teach research associates and students the fundamentals of clinical grade radiolabeled biomarker production and FDA compliant procedures and operations.
Interested candidates should submit their CV to: Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and arrange to have three letters of recommendation provided.
The screening of applications will begin in December 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.