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Faculty Radiochemist

Application Window

Open date: November 3, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, May 3, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging of the University of California, San Francisco invites candidates to apply for the position of Faculty Radiochemist. The selected candidate will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the In-Residence or Adjunct series depending on qualifications and interests.

The new faculty member is expected to develop an independent research program in the area of radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Demonstrated experience in the radiosynthesis of new radiopharmaceutical agents is preferred. The candidate will work collaboratively with faculty within the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and other departments at UCSF to advance the development of new molecular imaging agents, from early tracer development to first-in-man clinical studies. Additional areas of desired, but not mandatory, expertise include new synthetic and radiosynthetic methodologies, GMP production, automation, and small molecule chemistry. Specific areas of expertise with regards to disease focus are flexible and could include neurological, oncology, cardiology, or other clinical applications. Other responsibilities include close interaction with basic scientists and clinical researchers in planning, conducting, and evaluating data. Faculty are required to teach residents, fellows, medical students, and masters students.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Bioengineering or Related Field, and with postgraduate or postdoctoral training and research experience since obtaining their PhD, preferably at least two years combined. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. All qualifications are to be met by the time of the faculty appointment start date.

The UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging offers faculty salaries that are highly competitive with the national radiology benchmarks. The University of California provides employees with a comprehensive health and retirement benefit packages, in addition to many other benefits. For more information, please visit:

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $121,100-$320,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Please apply online with CV, cover letter, and a statement of contributions to diversity at In the cover letter, please include a brief description of prior teaching and research experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - In the cover letter, please include a brief description of prior teaching and research experience.

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA