Postdoctoral Position in Physics
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Postdoctoral Position in Physics

Job #JPF09416
  • Molecular & Medical Pharmacolo / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by level of experience at appointment. See Table 23. The minimum salary rate for this position is $64,480.

Application Window

Open date: May 8, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 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.

Position description

The van Dam laboratory in the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at the University of California, Los Angeles is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to join our multidisciplinary research program, which focuses on the development of innovative microscale chemical synthesis platforms for preparing radiolabeled compounds for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Radiochemistry based on droplet-scale reactions offers numerous key advantages over conventional macroscale radiochemistry techniques.

The candidate will work on a novel high-throughput radiochemistry platform that we are developing, that uses robotics in combination with arrays of parallel droplet reactions to accelerate radiosynthesis optimization and radiopharmaceutical screening.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering and be comfortable with mechanical system design, CAD (e.g. SolidWorks), electronics, microcontrollers, system integration, and computer programming. Prior experience in radiochemistry, microfluidics, optics, radiation detection, analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. HPLC, TLC), or the development and use of radiochemistry equipment would be especially advantageous, but is not required, and can be introduced to the candidate through hands-on experience.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and systematic, and will possess excellent critical thinking, experiment planning, and communication (oral and written) skills.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, and contact information for three references.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by level of experience at appointment. See Table 23. The minimum salary rate for this position is $64,480.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Comfortable with mechanical system design, CAD (e.g. SolidWorks), electronics, microcontrollers, system integration, and computer programming

Preferred qualifications

Prior experience in radiochemistry, microfluidics, optics, radiation detection, analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. HPLC, TLC), or the development and use of radiochemistry equipment would be especially advantageous, but is not required, and can be introduced to the candidate through hands-on experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References may be contacted to verify experience.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09416

Help contact: bomote@mednet.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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