Description: The University of Utah Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is seeking applicants for the section chief position of Nuclear Medicine. This individual is expected to make a significant impact in the field of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging by leading the team and contributing to a collegial environment that will promote the academic and clinical growth of the Nuclear Medicine section. The candidate is expected to provide high quality clinical services; initiate research projects; actively engage in teaching for residents and fellows; participate in quality improvement and value initiatives; and assist section members to excel in their academic missions. The academic appointment will be at a rank of Associate or Full Professor. Depending on the candidate's academic experience, a departmental leadership position will also be considered.
Qualifications: The candidate should be board-certified by ABNM and/or ABR/NR and have the status of Authorized User of radioisotopes. The candidate should currently be appointed as Assistant Professor or at a higher rank. The candidate should have a substantial experience in the operations of Nuclear Medicine and/or radiology. Outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite. The candidate with experience in all aspects of Nuclear Medicine practice including therapies and procedures. This individual should have a strong academic interest and prior evidence of research productivity. Active engagement in investigational research and extramurally funded research projects are desired.
Facilities: The Nuclear Medicine section provides clinical services at the University Hospital and Clinics, Huntsman Cancer Center, and VA medical center. Extensive imaging resources, including 3 new PET-CT scanners, SPECT-CT, and cyclotron / radiochemistry laboratory are available within the network for clinical work and research. Pre-clinical imaging resources, such as micro PET-MRI, micro SPECT-CT, micro PET, and 7T MRI, are available at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and in the main campus. In addition, multiple 3T MRI scanners are available for clinical and research work in the department. Research opportunities abound within the University, supported by the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) in the Department and the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging (CQCI) in the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The University of Utah Health Sciences offer various leadership programs and research training opportunities for faculty members. A leader in quality care, the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics were ranked #1 in Quality, Safety, and Accountability among all academic medical centers and consistently has ranked in the top 10 over the past nine years.
Location: The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, in the foothill of the Wasatch Mountains at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, multicultural city, listed at 7th Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine in 2015. Seven ski and summer resorts, including Park City (home of the Sundance Film Festival), Deer Valley, Alta, and Snowbird (Oktoberfest), are located close to the campus. Within a day’s drive are nine U.S. National Parks. Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful, safe, and affordable cities in the USA.
The University of Utah (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission.
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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.