Working under the Chair of Radiology and in partnership with the Vice Chair for Scientific Research, the Vice Chair for Clinical Research will be charged with furthering a high quality clinical research agenda within the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and the successful candidate will be a member of the Department’s senior leadership team.
The Yale Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging includes a Division of Bioimaging Sciences with four radiology research groups: a) Image Processing & Analysis, b) Magnetic Resonance Imaging c) Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and c) Positon Emission Tomography.
The Division was ranked 7th for Radiology NIH Funding in the 2016 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research and has annual NIH funding in the region of $12 million. The group makes a significant impact on scientific publications with nearly half the faculty enjoying an h-index of over 40.
The Center includes access to multiple research MRI scanners, PET-CT scanners, microPET scanners and a radiochemistry laboratory. In addition, access to a state of the art Philips Allura Xper FD20 research fluoroscopy system with cone beam CT is available.
A Radiology Research Lab with a focus on liver cancer translational research is also embedded within the department and includes 17 researchers who have published 21 original research manuscripts over the past year.
Encourage a progressive climate of collaborative clinical research within the department.
The post holder will be appointed Director of the Radiology Research Lab (a departmentally funded translational suite that promotes clinical research agendas among the Radiology faculty, fellows, residents, post-docs and medical students).
Grow clinical research funding. Using individual and University resources, assist clinical faculty with successful funding applications through a robust submission/assessment process
Broker translational clinical research projects between the Bioimaging Sciences Division and clinical faculty.
Facilitate appropriate research entrepreneurship.
Nurture existing and future industry collaborations to the betterment of clinical research operations.
Promote utilization of the departmental clinical trials office for relevant clinical faculty.
Collate clinical research projects taking place in the department and monitoring these over time.
Identify appropriate resources for clinical faculty research such as statistical and medical illustration support.
Coordinate an annual clinical research study day with presentations from relevant faculty.
The position will report to the Chief of Radiology.
Annual Performance Evaluation:
Renewal of this position will be considered on an annual basis based on a performance evaluation undertaken by the Chief of Radiology. Input will be solicited from the Vice Chair for Scientific Research.
The candidate should have MD or MD/PhD credentials. MD/PhD candidates should be sub specialty trained and board certified in radiology or have received equivalent training. Candidates should be able to obtain an unrestricted Connecticut medical license.
The Vice Chair for Clinical Research will be an existing leader in radiology research and will be able to pursue independently funded projects within the Department.
The candidates should have 1) a track record of imaging sciences publication in preclinical and/or clinical research, fields of imaging sciences; 2) evidence of successful federal grant funding as the Principal Investigator; 3) experience in organizing research resources and high-end instrumentation; 4) national leadership; 5) knowledge of current technology and industry trends; 6) successful research mentorship and laboratory organization; and 7) an ability to foster research teams and to advance multi-disciplinary research collaborations and programs in the rich research environment of the University.
The Department will provide the ideal candidate significant startup support, a relocation budget to move the candidate’s research laboratory, ring-fenced research time and will provide additional support for the recruitment of subsequent clinical research faculty members.
Preferences will be given to individuals who compliment one or more of the strategic research priorities of the Department; Interventional Oncology, Cancer or Machine Learning.
Ongoing clinical practice in their area of expertise would be expected.
Interested applicants should upload their CV and cover letter to: apply.interfolio.com/49634
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All final candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference before final offer is given.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.