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MRI Physicist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 1st, 2018
Last review date: Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis Department of Radiology is seeking a full-time, fellowship- trained MRI Physicist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the In Residence or ClinX series (commensurate with experience and qualifications).

The incumbent will formulate strategies for assuring state and federal regulatory compliance, make decisions related to Joint Commission compliance, and oversee all MR medical physics processes at UC Davis Health. This individual will provide expert guidance relating to compliance with industry and internal safety policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations, Joint Commission and CMS requirements, and will ensure maintenance of ACR accreditation. The incumbent will coordinate with and provide technical expertise to the Diagnostic Medical Physics group in Radiology to maintain the clinical Quality Assurance (QA) program for all diagnostic and research MR machines at UCDH. Additionally, the incumbent will review the actions of all Departments throughout UC Davis Health with respect to their safe and effective use of MR imaging equipment. The incumbent will assess patient issues including those associated with implanted devices and objects, perform investigations, and provide corrective actions for MR incidents. The MR Medical Physicist will be the co-chair of the MRI Safety Committee and therefore must have an expert level of understanding of MRI physics and safety policies. The MR Medical Physicist will also provide technical support to the Health Physics Section within UC Davis Health. The ideal candidate will possess a track record of bringing cutting-edge imaging methods (including both acquisition and image processing) into clinical practice. The ideal candidate will also have interest and expertise in Radiology Informatics.

The successful candidate will be academically active and will hold an academic faculty position in the Department of Radiology. The MR Medical Physicist will formulate and undertake research projects in MR science leading to scientific publications. This person will also collaborate with PhD and MD faculty and others in scholarly activities, and will participate in research programs being carried out within Radiology and other Departments. Obtaining extramural funding is highly encouraged and a track record in this area is a strong advantage. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates the capability to develop links with the strong neuroscience research enterprise that exists at UC Davis. Education duties include in-service training for Radiology Residents, Biomedical Engineering/Physics Graduate Students, technologists, and others on the elements of MR medical physics. The MR Medical Physicist will participate in professional and healthcare conferences and training programs to represent the interests of UC Davis and advance Radiology Physics practice.

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 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; and the UC Davis Children's Hospital. The medical center, located in Sacramento CA, 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.

Basic qualifications
• Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Imaging Science or related field
• ABR certification in Diagnostic Medical Physics
• ABMRS certification in Magnetic Resonance Safety
• Experience in providing clinical MRI physics and safety services
• Willing to commit 50% effort to clinical support
• Possesses the intent and potential to pursue an independent research career
• Evidence of scholarly activity demonstrated by publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals
• Experience in academic teaching at the graduate level
• Possesses the ability to work in a diverse environment

Preferred qualifications
• Demonstrated success in obtaining federal grant funding as Principal Investigator
• Experience in obtaining patents
• Evidence of collaborative scholarly activity demonstrated by grant funding as co-investigator
• Experience of multi-disciplinary science across a wide range of clinical disciplines
• Evidence of creative activities and interest in the area of radiology informatics and/or image processing
• Experience in translating new MRI methods into clinical practice
• Experience in mentoring

Qualified applicants should apply online at by uploading a cover letter outlining academic and administrative experience, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)