King's College London

Molecular Imaging Research Associate

Reference: THW/18/059639/000224
Salary Details: Grade 6 : £ 33,518 to £39,992
Allowances: Plus £2,923 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

The Department is looking for an experienced postdoctoral preclinical Molecular Imaging Scientist to investigate the use of PET imaging with copper-64 in cancer animal models to prepare for a translational project using PET imaging to predict response of cancer patients to platinum drug therapy. The post holder will perform in vitro radiochemical, tissue culture and in vivo (mice) PET imaging using Cu-64 produced in-house within our Imaging Chemistry laboratories based at St Thomas’ Hospital. We are looking for someone with a range of radiochemistry and preclinical biological evaluation skills, who can work alongside and provide guidance to a team of several PhD and short term research projects students studying trace metal biology and medicine using PET imaging.

The post holder will join a large, dynamic and wide-ranging group of molecular imaging researchers with a strong translational and collaborative ethos. Although the present funding is limited to one year, new grants and posts in related fields frequently arise and we will be looking to extend bot this and related projects over a longer tenure.

The post will be primarily based at the St Thomas’ Hospital campus, but it is a requirement that the post holder is flexible and will be required to work at other campuses (Guy’s, Waterloo, Strand) from time to time.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board
and register to download and submit the specified application form.

Closing date: 26 February 2018

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Philip Blower, Email:,

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