The Viswanath lab at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is looking for a researcher who is interested in a Junior, Assistant, Associate or Full Specialist position at UCSF. The overarching goal of the laboratory is to leverage cancer genomics and biology for the development of novel metabolic imaging biomarkers and therapeutic targets for brain tumors.
Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related subject (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years to ten years of research experience.
Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.
Applicants must meet all of the requirements by the time of hire.
Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
A MS/Ph.D in Chemistry or Biochemistry with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience
Prior experience in the following areas: development of novel hyperpolarized 13C-MRS agents, synthetic or medicinal chemistry, deuteration of chemical substrates, magnetic resonance imaging, hyperpolarized 13C-MRS imaging in vivo, cell culture and intracranial injection of tumor cells, mouse handling and surgery.
Familiarity using the Hypersense (or similar) polarizer and 3T and 14T preclinical imaging systems is essential
Expertise with hyperpolarized 13C-MRS in vivo is essential
Expertise with chemical synthesis is essential
Expertise with 1H and 13C NMR, mass spectrometry and HPLC is essential
Exposure working in medicinal chemistry in a pharmaceutical industry will be considered a plus
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.