The University of California, Davis Department of Radiology is recruiting for a full-time medical physicist with expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank in the In-Residence or Clinical “X” series (commensurate with experience and qualifications). Faculty in the In Residence series are expected to engage in teaching, independent research, and creative work, demonstrate professional competence and activity, and provide University and public service. Faculty in the Clinical X series are expected to engage in professional competence and activity, teaching, research and creative work, and University/public service.
The successful candidate is expected to make a significant research impact on the MRI physics/technology and related research areas via their independent research program, contribute to facilitating cross-departmental research efforts in collaboration with other PhD and MD faculty, actively engage in teaching for residents, fellows, graduate students and medical technologists; and participate in departmental and institutional quality improvement and value initiatives. The successful candidate will participate in professional and healthcare conferences and in training programs to represent the interests of UC Davis and advance Radiology Physics practice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in clinical MRI operations including the Quality Assurance Program and may participate in the MRI Safety Committee and associated tasks. They may also provide technical support to the Health Physics Section within UC Davis Health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of participating in Department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Imaging Science or a related field
Track record of conducting research in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.
Evidence or motivation to establish an independent research program focusing on MRI methods and techniques
Evidence of scholarly activity demonstrated by publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals
Track record of extramural funding as Principal Investigator
Motivation to work with clinicians and technologists in a team environment
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment
Experience with multi-disciplinary collaboration across a wide range of medical disciplines
Experience in academic teaching at the graduate level and to medical students, residents and fellows
Experience in academic mentoring
Experience with academic/industry partnerships
Experience with obtaining patents
Evidence of creative activities and interest in radiology informatics, image processing, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies
Experience in clinical MRI physics
Experience in DEI initiatives in the Radiology context
Completed applications will be reviewed on a regular basis, with the first review on April 2, 2023, however the position will remain open until filled or until the search end date. Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05485
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact information of three to five professional references.
UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. The Radiology Department has a vibrant research environment encompassing cutting-edge instrumentation development and very close links with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Neurology, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging. Centers of Excellence include the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; the Alzheimer’s Disease Center; the region's only Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Centers; the UC Davis MIND Institute which is devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders; the UC Davis Children's Hospital; and the EXPLORER Molecular Imaging Center which houses the world’s first total-body PET scanner. The Medical Center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through an award-winning Telemedicine Program, which provides remote, medically underserved communities throughout California unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care.
The Medical Center is located in Sacramento, in the heartland of California. Sacramento is a vibrant, culturally diverse and rapidly growing city, with year-round temperate weather and easy access to San Francisco, the California coast, several wine regions including Napa and Sonoma, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. Sacramento is known for being America's farm to fork capital and is also home to a major league sports team – the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.
As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional [potential for/record of] research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty.
UC Davis is a distinguished university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 by Forbes Magazine as “The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges for Women.” Forbes has also ranked UC Davis as 52nd among the Best Employers for Diversity. Please review the full position description to learn more about acclaimed university and the notable rankings we have received regarding diversity, environmental sustainability, work-life balance, and more.