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Radiotracer Development for Positron Emission Tomography

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section of the Molecular Imaging Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks applications for postdoctoral positions in the PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Section. NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Applicants should ideally be within 5 years of having obtained their Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry or a closely related subject, and have interest in developing a combination of skills in radiochemistry with position-emitters (11C, 18F), organic/medicinal chemistry, and analytical methods (e.g. HPLC, NMR, LC-MS).  Applicants should be able to offer strong initiative  and ambition to gain experience and productivity in the development of new radioactive probes for brain imaging with positron emission tomography (PET).  Appointments are for up to 2 years in the first instance and potentially renewable.

To Apply:

Please submit applications to Dr. V. W. Pike, Chief of PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, preferably by e-mail to, or by mail at the address below, with a cover letter c.v., and the names and contact details for three referees.

This post will be available until July 21, 2020 or until filled.

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