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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Radiology - 51106
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 03/18/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting.  To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

An organic synthetic chemistry/radiochemistry postdoctoral position is available immediately. The potential candidate should be a highly motivated Ph.D. in organic synthetic chemistry. Candidate will focus on synthesis of small organic molecules for CNS disorders and other diseases. Will conduct the asymmetric synthesis of heteroaromatic analogues to obtain the corresponding enantiomerically pure isomers from racemic mixtures. Candidate has to have experiences on HPLC, NMR, IR, MS and other spectrometric identification of organic compounds.

The candidate will receive training for conducting radiosynthesis of potential PET imaging probes and validating new PET probes in vitro and vivo. The candidate will write manuscripts for publication and progress report to PI. The successful candidate will have opportunity to access to state-of-the-art lab equipment and departmental core facilities, as well as to the great research community in one of the top medical schools in the USA.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in organic synthetic chemistry.
  • Strong organic synthetic bench work experience.
  • Good communication and personnel skills.
  • Willing to conduct radiosynthesis of PET imaging agents.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: .

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV/resume and three reference letters to Dr. Zhude Tu

Phone: 314-362-8487
FAX: 314-362-8555
Email address:
Link to Website:
Deadline for Application: Start immediately until the position is filled.


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.  The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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