The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a medical physicist position with focus on providing diagnostic imaging physics support for ionizing radiation modalities in Cardiac Catheterization Labs and Radiology. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will include quality assurance surveys including acceptance testing on all types/modalities of radiological equipment, new equipment specification and evaluation; image quality assurance; radiation dosimetry; and computerized data analysis. The position primarily involves clinical medical physics support of diagnostic X-ray imaging modalities to maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. This position may also involve research support, resident teaching (for medical physicists and radiologists) as well as healthcare staff training and education, as well as assistance in administrative efforts with regards to inspections and regulations.
Columbia University Medical Center consists of a main campus with a 1300 beds hospital located in Manhattan, a community hospital and a number of satellite medical offices. The imaging equipment consists of 13 MRI units, 17 CT scanners including 4 PET/CTs and 3 SPECT/CTs, 22 special procedures suites, 31 fixed Radiography and R/F rooms, 10 digital mammography units, and a large number of mobile radiographic units, mobiles fluoroscopy units, and ultrasound units. In total, there are more than 170 X-ray tubes.
The diagnostic radiology physics group is comprised of four PhD's and four MS level physicists as well as two medical physics residents. ACR accreditation is maintained for mammography, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and CT. Most of the equipment and facilities were recently modernized.
Academic qualifications: A Ph.D. in medical physics or related field is preferred. Master’s degree candidates with strong diagnostic medical physics background and experience will be considered. Candidates should have at least 5-10 years of experience working with radiology imaging equipment of all modalities including especially fluoroscopy (II/FPD), but also radiography (CR/DR), mammography, CT, Ultrasound and PACS. Nuclear medicine or MRI experience is a plus. American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) Certification is required. The candidate must be eligible and committed to become licensed in NYS within 3-6 months of joining our group.
To formally apply for the position, please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65803 to submit your application. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The University and the Department of Radiology are committed to the diversity of its faculty. Outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
Internal Number: Req. 0008465
About Columbia University, Department of Radiology
The Department of Radiology currently provides clinical and research programs with subspecialty expertise at six locations, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY), the Allen Pavilion, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown and Tarrytown. The full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology is offered throughout the enterprise, including the complete array of diagnostic radiology (CT, US, MRI, plain films), interventional radiology (body, vascular, and neuro), and nuclear medicine (PET, PET/CT, CT/SPECT). All services utilize the most advanced technology available to provide cutting-edge radiologic service to our patients and referring physicians.The department participates in a broad range of NIH-funded research initiatives and translational research collaborations with every other department in the medical center, placing us at the forefront of advanced medical imaging. Many of these projects are performed in dedicated state-of-the-art Department of Radiology research facilities, which include the David A. Gardner PET Research Center, a world class nuclear medicine facility that provides high qual...ity positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT clinical and research facilities; the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Center of Columbia University, which boasts several high field research magnets. The Department also has a strong collaborative relationship with Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Engineering.