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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Peter Brust Tel.: +49 351 260 4610,
Dr. Winnie Deuther-Conrad Tel.: +49 351 260 4613

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

31 August 2018

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 45/2018 (731)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.


PostDoctoral Fellow (m/f) in preclinical molecular imaging

As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The activities of the Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research are mainly related to the development of radiolabelled compounds for the characterisation and therapy of tumours.

The institute invites applications as PostDoctoral Fellow (m/f) in preclinical molecular imaging.

The position will be available from 1 January 2019. The employment contract is limited to four years.

We are seeking a highly motivated and technically skilled scientist to join the Leipzig-based Department of Neuroradiopharmaceuticals. Our multidisciplinary team is devoted to the molecular imaging of brain cancer with newly developed radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET).


As a member of the well-equipped biological laboratory, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and use of our animal PET/MR device, perform and evaluate molecular imaging studies, and assist in cooperation and communication with external research groups. ln addition, the successful candidate will collaborate with HZDR and the National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology to identify, profile and quantify potential PET targets in animal models of human cancer. Hands-on experience in working with modern in vivo imaging technologies and expertise in performing rodent experiments is required.


You're someone who wants to influence your own development. You're looking for a team where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests and take the offered position to promote your further scientific career.

  • Required qualifications:

    • PhD or M.D. with very good marks in medical physics and/or biomedical engineering, biomedicine, neuroscience, pharmacology or related disciplines
    • minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience with in vivo imaging technologies
    • strong background in software and data management
    • knowledge of general molecular biology and biochemical techniques
    • demonstrated experience in rodent experiments in vivo
    • record of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific publications
    • in addition, the candidate should be interested in clinical translation and have excellent written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, should be able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team, and willing and eager to learn new methods
  • Preferred qualifications:

    • background in medical physics and/or biomedical engineering
    • hands-on experience with small animal PET imaging
    • background in computational analysis of imaging data
    • experience in animal experiments

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, a salary based on the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD-Bund)
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

For details on the research, HZDR, and the Iab please contact Prof. Peter Brust (Tel. : +49 351 260-4610 or Email: p.brust@hzdr.de) or Dr. Winnie Deuther-Conrad (Tel. : +49 351 260-4613 or Email: w.deuther-conrad@hzdr.de).

Please include a cover Ietter which explaines how your skills and interests match with our laboratory's goals.

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) by 31 August 2018 only via Online application (English / German).