NIF Radiochemistry Fellow



Centre for Advanced Imaging The NIF Radiochemistry Fellow will work with the Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) and Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)/ Queensland – The Radiopharmaceutical Centre of Excellence (Q-TRaCE) CAI is a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, reflecting the growth in biotechnology, biomedical and materials research requiring advanced imaging capabilities. As a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world, CAI brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and ‘state-of-the-art’, world- or Australian-first research imaging instruments. NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT and optical imaging are now key platform research technologies for studying the structure and function of biomolecules and living organisms, from proteins to the human.

The radiochemistry facility at CAI includes an IBA 18 MeV twin cyclotron (including a solid target station), 14 Hot cells, F-18 and C-11 synthesis modules, a radio-iodine processing unit and capabilities of using a range of radiometals. Further information can be found at http://www.cai.

au/ Herston Imaging Research Facility and Q-TRaCE The HIRF is situated within Australia's largest hospital precinct, the Herston Hospital Campus in Brisbane, Queensland. HIRF is one of only a handful of dedicated imaging research facilities based on a hospital site in Australia. The facility has been built to cater for the growing role of imaging in clinical research.

It gives researchers unprecedented access to high-quality imaging equipment and allows the rapid translation of research into clinical practice. With its cutting edge scanning technology in PET/CT, PET/MR and MRI, HIRF has the potential to revolutionise patient care in the areas of dementia and ageing, mental illness, brain development and cancer. Q-TRaCE is part of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

It is the largest Nuclear Medicine department in Queensland and operates two PET scanners, four SPECT/CT cameras, cardiac stress testing, radionuclide therapy facilities and the only cyclotron in QLD Health. A wide portfolio of radiopharmaceuticals, including theranostic pairs for diagnosis and therapy are produced onsite for clinical or research use. Q-TRaCE maintains a monitored clean room for the manufacture of sterile injectable radiopharmaceuticals and holds a TGA license (for [18F]FDG and [18F]F-.

The laboratory houses 15 hot cells, a variety of modules for the automated manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals, sterile dispensing capability, a comprehensive suite of analytical instrumentation for quality control testing and dedicated infrastructure for implementing novel tracers. National Imaging Facility The National Imaging Facility (NIF) is an Australia wide collaborative network of world-class imaging infrastructure, which was established in 2007, one of the four initiative projects implemented by the Australian Government, un.

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4 Jun 2020


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