The Department of Radiology at the University of Washington is seeking applications for one full-time (100% FTE) faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor without tenure to join the Diagnostic Physics section at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. School of Medicine faculty members have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30).
We are seeking a team-oriented individual to join our outstanding interdisciplinary faculty at this top-ranked Department of Radiology. This is a primarily clinical medical physics position but with additional requirements to do research and teach. This position includes responsibilities at all UW Medicine sites of practice, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital,Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. State-of-the-art digital imaging modalities, including digital radiography/mammography, 64/128/256-slice volume CT, 3T MR and PACS are in place throughout. The mission of the Diagnostic Physics section is to ensure patient images are of the highest diagnostic quality with radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable, ensuring all diagnostic imaging equipment complies with all regulating and certifying agency requirements. The section also assists physicians in making informed clinical decisions regarding diagnostic radiation risk through estimation of patient and fetal dose and provides education on diagnostic radiation safety as well as the physical principles affecting image quality.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, measurements of patient radiation dosimetry, comparison of these dosimetry measurements to published surveys for similar examinations, and calculation of specific organ dosimetry (or fetal dose) for diagnostic radiographic examinations. The candidate will also develop and oversee quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) programs for radiological imaging modalities utilizing ionizing radiation and to support American College of Radiology (ACR) modality accreditation efforts and work with imaging physicians and technologists in the development of optimal imaging procedures, radiographic techniques, technologist activities and utilization of imaging equipment. This individual will prepare and teach radiology residents in all aspects of medical imaging to include basic and advance medical physics in the department of Radiology, prepare and teach oral medicine fellows, teach medical students, and teach periodic in-service education on radiation safety practices and policy in different areas of medical imaging to radiologic technologies, nurses, and other staff as needed. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington is a top-10 academic radiology department in North America and research funding is consistently in the top 15 of radiology departments in NIH funding. Imaging sciences are an essential and integral part of the departmental framework. The Department provides imaging services that include state-of-the-art MR, PET/CT, CT, interventional, and ultrasound imaging studies. The Department has over 120 faculty that support 10 academic/clinical sections, and multiple research groups. It has highly-ranked medical resident and fellowship teaching programs.
The University of Washington (UW) is the nation's top public educational and research institution. The School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants. Our hospitals consistently rank among the very best, as does the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and high impact in the field of Diagnostic Imaging. Our academic enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises.
Seattle is a cosmopolitan city set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. It is famous for its vibrant downtown neighborhoods and many cultural strengths – consistently ranked among the top urban areas for quality of life. Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.
Candidates for this position must meet the following qualifications:
Ph.D. from a Medical Physics graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP)
Five years of post-graduate diagnostic medial physics experience with MRI experience required
Proficiency with PC personal productivity tools including email, word processing, and spreadsheets.
Proven communication, planning, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B Visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV and a Letter of Interest or Cover Letter.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.