The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine invite applications for a 100% PET Imaging Scientist in the Department of Radiology, to provide teaching, research and clinical service support to the PET Imaging Center in the Nuclear Medicine division.
The successful candidate may be appointed on either the clinical or tenure track, open rank and will have a Ph.D. from a Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience or other related academic program that included suitable training and experience image analysis. Experience in kinetic modeling is highly desired.
This position will join the faculty of the Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine. The successful candidate will be an individual who can contribute to the tripartite mission of the department (education, research, and service) with a distribution of effort commensurate with department and institutional needs and the candidate's background.
Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Didactic lectures for technologists through the University of Iowa Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
Didactic lectures to nuclear medicine and radiology residents and fellows.
Assisting in both formal and informal training of graduate students working in the PET Imaging Center.
Facilitating College of Medicine small group learning experiences.
Additional teaching opportunities will exist interfacing with other departments across the University of Iowa.
Research responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Initiating and maintaining an independent research laboratory specializing in quantitative and PET imaging, ideally with a focus in brain imaging. The position includes expectation of securing independent funding (federal, industry, or internal) to support this research work.
Providing research support to faculty both within and outside of the Department of Radiology in the form of quantitative and pharmacokinetic analysis for oncologic, neurologic, and cardiac PET imaging.
Providing scholarly support for researchers using PET imaging (e.g., authoring sections of grant applications and manuscripts).
In concert with other nuclear medicine faculty, acting as an interface/advisor/protocol developer with researchers outside of the Department of Radiology desiring to use PET imaging in research applications.
Developing opportunities for research support with investigators utilizing microPET and microSPECT in the Imaging Small Animal Imaging Center.
Service and Clinical Support Responsibilities include, but are to
Regulatory support (e.g., assisting with applications to Institutional Review Board, Medical Radiation Protection Committee) for researchers both within and outside the Department of Radiology utilizing PET imaging.
Helping Manage the quality control of PET/CT and PET/MRI instrumentation for both clinical operation and the PET Imaging Center's clinical trial portfolio.
Supporting physicians in the routine clinical quantitative analysis of clinical studies using commercial quantitative software, including, but not limited to quantitation of neurological studies (e.g., epilepsy and dementia) and quantitative cardiac blood flow.
Professional interaction with the institution's radiation safety officer.
Working with the technologist staff, providing technical support, as needed, for clinical procedures.
Providing input on the purchase of new instrumentation.
Working with Nuclear Medicine faculty and other potential researchers in the decision-making process for expanding the PET radiopharmaceutical portfolio.
Service on departmental and institutional committees as assigned or volunteered.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
About the Department of Radiology:
The Radiology Department includes thirty-seven staff physicians, fourteen fellows, fifteen Ph.D. researchers, and thirty-six residents. The Department operates five clinical MDCT scanners including two dual source state-of-the-art CT scanners capable of advanced hardware artifact reduction techniques, bone marrow edema imaging, and crystalline arthropathy diagnosis. There are six clinical MR scanners including a 3T. Construction is underway for a PET/MR. PET imaging facilities include three clinical PET/CT systems including two state-of-the art SiPM system and a dedicated research SiPM PET/CT scanner. The University of Iowa is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state and has a large number of very active clinical and research programs in oncology, including many collaborations with Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radiation Oncology. The Department has a strong research record in imaging, and the Department is responsible for the multidisciplinary Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging.
About the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics:
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is a beautiful, state-of-the-art 811 bed tertiary care center. UIHC is HIMSS level 7 certified in both inpatient and outpatient care as well as a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient. Iowa City, Iowa, is a beautiful community. Iowa City is the only recognized UNESCO City of Literature in North America. It is home to the state of the art Hancher Auditorium, which opened in 2016. The city provides all of the cultural offerings of a major university community, the excitement of "Hawkeye" athletics, low crime, an outstanding multicultural public-school system, and excellent housing opportunities. Come and work with some of America's best physicians in our nationally top-ranked programs.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.