The UC Davis Department of Radiology is actively recruiting up to two (2) full-time Academic physicians specializing in Nuclear Medicine. Appointment can be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank in the Series depending on experience. These individuals will participate in our research, teaching and clinical program in PET, Nuclear Medicine and Radiology.
We anticipate that at least one of the candidates will have the intent and potential to develop an independent research career. The selected candidates will play a pivotal role in the development of the Nuclear Medicine research program at UC Davis, including clinical trials, the use of advanced reconstruction and kinetic modeling techniques, novel radiotracers and custom-built scanners. UC Davis researchers are currently building a revolutionary two-meter long Total Body PET scanner (http://explorer.ucdavis.edu) as well as a series of high-resolution extremity imaging devices. The balance between clinical and research duties is open for discussion for each position. Junior appointees committed to research will be encouraged to apply for NIH career awards.
Qualified candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O degree. Candidates must be board-eligible in Nuclear Medicine and must have or be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Ability and experience in teaching medical students, residents and fellows is essential. Experience in clinical and translational research is also required, as is expertise in all aspects of Nuclear Medicine including therapy, single photon imaging, PET/CT and multi-modality imaging. Experience in caring for Nuclear Medicine patients is required. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment. Preferred qualifications include: a Ph.D. degree; additional board-eligibility in Diagnostic Radiology; experience in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research; experience in clinical trials; experience in IT/Informatics and diverse computer systems; willingness to work and experience in other non-nuclear radiology services as well as Nuclear Medicine; track-record of building multi-disciplinary collaborations; and track-record of gaining extramural research funding.
Qualified applicants should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01178
by uploading a cover letter outlining research, educational and administration experience, curriculum vitae with bibliography and the names and contact info of at least three professional references. This is a relisted opportunity; prior applicants do not need to re-apply unless there are changes to the following areas: fellowships, board certifications, clinical experience, research experience and/or funding.
For full consideration, applications must be received by September 19, 2016 however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2017.
The UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) is located in new facilities on a 140-acre Medical Campus in Sacramento. The Radiology department performs 400,000 exams/year and has 40 faculty. About 3500 Nuclear Medicine studies and a similar number of PET-CT exams were performed last year. Nuclear Medicine equipment includes two PET/CT’s, three SPECT-CT’s, a dual head SPECT, and a single head SPECT camera. Adjacent to one of the PET/CT scanners there is a Rubidium Chloride generator that supports a busy cardiac PET service. There are two DEXA machines, a thyroid probe and an intra-operative probe for positron emitters available. A custom-built high-resolution breast and extremity PET/CT scanner is available for research purposes. There are two medical cyclotrons and a state-of-the-art GMP-grade radiochemistry facility on site.
Equipment is excellent throughout the Department. We currently have three Siemens CT Scanners (a Definition dual-source dual-energy, a Definition AS+128-slice, and a Somatom 64-slice), two General Electric VCT 64 slice CT Scanners, and a GE Lightspeed 16 slice CT scanner dedicated for interventional procedures. MRI equipment consists of four clinical GE 1.5T scanners, one clinical 3T magnet, and a 1.5T musculoskeletal extremity scanner. There are additional 1.5 and 3T systems supporting research in the adjacent Imaging Research Center. The Department of Radiology provides full diagnostic, Doppler, interventional, and RF ablation guidance ultrasound services. Equipment includes state-of-the-art General Electric LOGIQ E9 and E10 ultrasound systems for head/body and high risk fetal ultrasound procedures, as well as multimodality US / CT fusion capabilities for virtual navigation. The mammography clinic and associated vascular lab have advanced Philips ultrasound equipment for procedural tasks. UCDMC provides a fully integrated electronic medical records system and a fully digital Radiology Department.
The Department and the Medical System have a strong commitment to academic and clinical career development. Protected research time and startup research support are available. Successful candidates will be supported by research mentors with strong track records in nurturing independent investigators (including such luminaries as Dr. Simon Cherry, Dr. Terry Jones and Dr. John Boone). The Department of Radiology has very close collaborative ties with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Areas of excellence in medical research include (but are not limited to) cellular therapeutics, neuroscience, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer. Clinical research is facilitated by the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Center. Other resources include the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (a state-of-the-art small animal imaging facility with its own cyclotron and radiochemistry program) and the California National Primate Research Center which has its own PET imaging facility. The Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine is actively engaged in nuclear imaging research and participates in translational projects.