Radiology PET Imaging Scientist 119


Job Number: 84702
Category: Faculty and Physicians
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 428028 - RA-Radiological Science
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

The Department of Radiology, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, is seeking a full-time imaging scientist with a focus on providing quantitative expertise in PET to ongoing preclinical studies, translational studies, and clinical trials with investigational radiopharmaceuticals. This position will be in the Translational Multimodality Imaging and Radiotracer Development Program. This imaging scientist will interact closely with scientists in the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program , and imaging scientists in the department and the medical center for multimodality imaging studies. This imaging scientist will also interact with physicians in the Division of Nuclear Medicine (for a description of the Nuclear Medicine Division see Nuclear Medicine Division in translational PET imaging studies. In addition to the new clinical PET/CT scanner described in the Nuclear Medicine Division , we will be installing a five-ring GE digital PET/CT dedicated to research year. We are also in the process of acquiring a PET/MRI with protected research time that will be sited in late 2019.
The applicant is expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) in physics, medical physics, or biomedical engineering. and documented Nuclear Medicine and PET experience. Experience in kinetic modeling of PET data including graphical and non-graphical methods, defining the most appropriate method(s) for a given clinical or research protocol in humans and pre-clinical models is required. The applicant is expected to understand the critical factors for quantitation in nuclear imaging and use that understanding to develop and implement quantitative imaging programs including minimizing scanner dependent errors and optimizing image reconstruction methods. A working knowledge of the Medical Internal Radiation Dose schema to assist physicians and scientists in developing or applying appropriate models to estimate dosimetry for new radiotracers is also desirable.
The faculty member is expected to prepare formal presentations of research activities both internally as well as at national and international conferences. It is expected that the successful candidate will participate in the preparation and production of written documentation of research activities including manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This faculty member is also expected to seek independent funding for this research as well as participate in collaborative grant proposals.
Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level should have a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training. Exceptional candidates can apply at the Associate Professor level. Candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to have a strong publication record and peer reviewed funding in the areas described above.
Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.