Position Details
Reference Number 21969
Position Title Post-Doctoral Research Radiopharmaceutical Scientist
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Medical Scientists & Other
Classification From: RX5 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR5
Classification To: RX5 - MED SCIENTIST GR 1 YR5
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Fixed Term Full Time


Your role in our future.


The Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (RPS) laboratory at Peter Mac is involved in all aspects of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences including:


  1. developing new methods for radiolabelling bioactive molecules
  2. design and synthesis of new radiotracers/theranostics for PET imaging and radionuclide therapy
  3. clinical provision of radiopharmaceuticals. Our RPS lab has a strong interest in all chemical aspects of the discovery, development and evaluation of novel radioactive probes for molecular imaging with PET and targeted radionuclide therapy.

We are seeking a post-doctoral level chemist to support the development of novel theranostics (the combination of a targeted therapeutic and a diagnostic companion) targeting aggressive and lethal cancers.


The successful applicant will undertake complex organic synthesis of unnatural amino acids and their incorporation into peptides to generate next generation theranostics. Experience in organic synthesis and solid phase peptide synthesis is essential. The successful applicant may also be required to assist in other radiochemistry/biological screening studies being conducted in the RPS Laboratory.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Contact Person Mo Haskali
Contact Number 0385596913
Contact Email mo.haskali@petermac.org
Closing Date 07/04/2022
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