Radiochemistry Research Fellow


The Gordon Center for Medical Imaging in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Massachusetts, has an opening for highly qualified individuals at the postdoctoral level to work on research related to the synthesis and characterization of novel small molecule PET radiopharmaceuticals for brain imaging under the mentorship of Dr. Pedro Brugarolas. The Brugarolas lab focuses on synthesizing new compounds, labeling them with 11C and 18F and characterizing them through binding assays, autoradiography and PET imaging in animal models. The Brugarolas lab is equipped with chemistry and radiochemistry equipment and has access to cyclotron produced isotopes, cell culture, animal facilities and PET scanners for small and large animals. The research is highly translational and collaborative.

Applicants must have obtained or anticipate soon receiving a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry or related field. Strong synthetic and analytical skills are essential (e.g., NMR, MS, HPLC, etc). Prior experience with 11C- and 18F-labeling is advantageous. Prior experience characterizing new compounds in vitro or in vivo is also advantageous. The successful candidate will have joint appointments at MGH and HMS. If interested, please send your CV, letter describing interests, background, and qualifications via email to the address below. The position is funded through an NIH grant.

MGH & HMS are equal-opportunity, affirmative action employers. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Pedro Brugarolas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St., Bulfinch 051
Boston, MA 02114
Email: pbrugarolas@mgh.harvard.edu

MGH Gordon Center for Medical Imaging
Radiology Department
125 Nashua Street Street
Office 6606
Boston, MA 02114