Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Job no: 680561
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Radiology Human Medicine 10022711
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty
Position Summary

The Department of Radiology at Michigan State University is accepting applications for a 9-month appointment (tenure system) Assistant Professor position in the nuclear medicine program. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled radiochemist with a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field with a minimum of 2 years of research experience in preparation of radiotracers for imaging and therapy. Experience with quality assurance and preparation of CMC sections of IND applications for obtaining FDA approval for clinical studies is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to participate in a sustainable research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, and engage in institutional and professional service. The applicant should have a demonstrated track records of producing unique PET tracers for applications in cancer or neurosciences research.

The position will be housed in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering; radiosynthesis will be conducted in the radiopharmacy approximately ½ block from the Institute.

Review of applications begins on December 1, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled. This position is available immediately.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

PhD in chemistry or related field with 2 years of research experience in radiochemistry, and knowledge and experience with quality assurance of imaging and therapeutic agents and release testing. The applicant must have at least 1 year of hands-on experience with chemical synthesis modules using high levels of radioactivity and experience with all quality assurance protocols and instruments.

Desired Qualifications

It is desirable to have experience with imaging instrumentation for animals and humans.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of five references.

Special Instructions

For more information, please visit the Department of Radiology website at: and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering website at:

Review of Applications Begins On


Summary of Health Risks

-Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

-Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.

-Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to radioactive materials.

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Department Statement

The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering is dedicated to basic and applied research at the intersection of engineering, human medicine, and natural science. We have recruited faculty from some of the top academic centers around the world. They collaborate across disciplines to push the envelope of biomedical research, solving some of the most pressing problems in medicine with smart engineering solutions.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Nov 19, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 19, 2022 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/19/2022
Work Type: Full Time