Postdoctoral Research Associate - Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging
Faculty Member
Kiel Neumann


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging

Molecular Imaging Hub, St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, Memphis (TN), USA



The Neumann lab is seeking candidates for a full-time postdoctoral research associate. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing novel imaging agents for use in Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Current projects in the Neumann lab focus on cancer, infectious disease, and oxidative stress imaging in various preclinical models. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in synthetic chemistry and radiochemistry, relevant cell culture training, some experience in small animal work, and an interest in in vivo imaging and translational science. The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative team and will have access to a wide range of equipment, including a DOI PET/CT scanner, PET/MRI, focused ultrasound (FUS), on-site cyclotron, 18F and 11C synthesis modules, hot cells, liquid scintillation equipment, automated HPLCs and more. A dedicated cell and molecular biology laboratory, fully equipped for biological assays, will also be available. The candidate will also be cross-trained in Focused Ultrasound techniques to improve delivery of novel radiopharmaceuticals to the Central Nervous System.


Individuals interested in applying should submit:

  1. Current CV
  2. Research Statement summarizing how your planned research aligns with career goals (1 page or less)
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Neumann Lab

Minimum Education

A PhD in Engineering, Science or related background is required at the time of hire with 0-3 years of post-graduate experience. Qualified candidates should have experience providing leadership to small groups and must be able to work independently once objectives are defined and methods of approach have been set.

Other Information

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