PhD Student (gn) in Chemistry / Radiochemistry
University Hospital of Muenster UKM WWU

PhD Student (gn) in Chemistry / Radiochemistry

Germany 03 Mar 2021


University Hospital of Muenster UKM WWU
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The Department of Nuclear Medicine (University Hospital Münster) and the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI) (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Germany, are offering a position as a

PhD Student (gn*) in Chemistry / Radiochemistry

Ref.: 05660

Part-time with 65%

Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

Our Research Group:

In the recently established Collaborative Research Centre 1450 “inSight - Multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation” we are looking for a PhD-candidate to work on the development of S100A9-targeting, non-peptidic ligands for the imaging of inflammatory disorders. Our working group (Chemistry/Radiochemistry) is part of the EIMI and the Department of Nuclear Medicine and dedicated to the development of radiotracers as well as optical and optoacoustic probes for non-invasive imaging. Several imaging modalities like single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) or optical methods like fluorescence reflecting imaging (FRI) and optoacoustic imaging are available.

The topic of the PhD-thesis will be the synthesis of structurally refined inhibitors (guided by structural biology) targeting S100A9-proteins and their radio- and optical labelling and in vitro and in vivo-evaluation. The PhD-candidate is embedded in an interdisciplinary team of (radio)chemists, (radio)biologists, structural biologists, medical physicists and experimental nuclear physicians.

We expect from you:

- Applicants are expected to have completed a MSc in chemistry (synthetic organic chemistry or radiochemistry), starting with master thesis followed by PhD-thesis is possible.

- Experience in standard analytics (NMR, HPLC, MS, etc.)

- Interest in medical and biological questions

- High motivation and teamwork

We offer you:

- Enrolment in a Dr. rer. nat. program

- Working in a young and motivated international, interdisciplinary team connecting chemical and radiochemical development of new imaging probes with preclinical evaluation up to clinical translation

- Collaboration with physicians, biologists, physicists, and computer scientists in the Collaborative Research Centre 1450

- Shared supervision by the group of Prof. Dr. Cristian Strassert (CeNTech, Münster)

For more information, please contact Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Faust, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Germany, faustan(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de.

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applications including CV and motivational letter may be sent no later than 03.03.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email to: bewerbung@­ukmuenster.­de


Formal">Female candidates are particularly encouraged. In case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate are predominate. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal qualifications will be given preference.


Formal">The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 8000 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1500 beds, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany, providing the highest level of medical care.


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