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Postdoc in Molecular PET/MR Imaging of Brain Cancer

The Research Units of Nuclear Medicine and Neurosurgery at the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark invite applications for a post doc position within the field of preclinical molecular PET/MR imaging of brain cancer for a collaborative project funded by the Danish Cancer Society. The position is available from 1st of August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.

The project concerns the development of new and promising anticancer agents for targeted radionuclide therapy and PET/MR imaging of brain cancer using radiolabeled nanoparticles. The project will focus on imaging-based evaluation and characterization of the new biocompatible nanoparticles using an advanced brain-cancer pig model. The nanoparticles will be conjugated with positron-emitting radionuclides to allow for their in vivo pharmacokinetic characterization using PET/MR-imaging, compartment modelling and ex vivo autoradiography of tissues. The knowledge obtained in the project will be essential for future translation of our new therapeutic strategy to brain cancer patients.

The applicant will be part of a highly multidisciplinary national/international team of basic and clinical scientists from the Research Units of Nuclear Medicine and Neurosurgery, the Hevesy Laboratory at the Danish Technical University and the British company Renishaw.

Expectations of qualifications

  • A Recent PhD degree in medical physics/nuclear medicine/molecular imaging – or similar.
  • Full proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience with handling radioisotopes, PET/MR imaging techniques, compartment modelling/tracer kinetics as well as experience with preclinical animal research will be considered an advantage.


For further information please contact Associate Professor Helge Thisgaard ( ), Associate Professor Bo Halle ( ) at Odense University Hospital or the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, (, +45 6011 3046).

Salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC  (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.


Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter 
• a detailed CV 
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma) 
• a complete and numbered list of publications 
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication. 
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy 
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family. For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.


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Deadline 2021-May-09

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form