University of Alberta

Research Technician

Department of Oncology

Competition No.  -    S105339043
Posting Date  -    May 17, 2019
Closing Date  -    May 24, 2019
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $54,027 to $73,378 per year
Grade  -    08
Hours  -    37.5

This position has an end date of 12 months from the date of hire and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.


The main research responsibilities associated with this position are embedded in the multidisciplinary field of translational cancer research with special focus on the design, synthesis and radiopharmacological characterization of novel radiopharmaceuticals to optimize current diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The focal point of the research includes, but is not limited, to the synthesis and the radiolabeling of biologically relevant compounds with positron emitters.

  • Carrying out radiochemistry research under supervision/guidance of Dr. Frank Wuest;
  • Contributing to the drafting of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Radiolabeling of biologically relevant molecules using 18F, 11C; 68Ga, 64Cu;
  • Utilizing appropriate state-of-the-art techniques for isolating and characterizing products (HPLC, LC, NMR, MS…);
  • Maintaining detailed laboratory notebooks, cross-referenced data files, and records of ideas and inventions;


  • Minimum of a M.Sc. in Chemistry/Radiochemistry
  • Experience in the preparation and handling of radiolabeled compounds for PET imaging
  • Radiation Safety Certification or equivalence for handling unsealed radionuclides 

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.