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Molecular Imaging Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 14th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 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.


Molecular Imaging Scientist Position
University of California Davis Health is looking for a Molecular Imaging Scientist to join its team.
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology is actively recruiting for a full-time Academic Scientist in Imaging to complement our program in molecular imaging and imaging physics research, and to build bridges with our collaborators in the School of Engineering. Appointment will be at the Assistant rank, to the In-Residence series.
The successful candidate will participate in research and teaching and will play a critical role in developing research in dosimetric methods for therapeutics using the shortly-to-be-installed EXPLORER Total-Body PET scanner, as well as strengthening the bridges between our pre-clinical and veterinary in vivo imaging teams, the School of Engineering and the PET translational research operation. The candidate must have a demonstrable interest in translating physics and engineering methods from the lab to the clinic. The candidate will have the intent and potential to develop an independent research career and where appropriate will be encouraged to apply for career research awards. The candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, and will be expected to apply to join the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group with a view to teaching and supervising Biomedical Engineering graduate students.
The basic qualifications for this position are: Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, imaging science or related field; appropriate background to qualify for an academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor; research track record in molecular imaging, specifically in detector development, translational imaging, pre-clinical imaging, dosimetry, and detector, system and applications simulation; intent and potential to pursue an independent research career; evidence of current success in attracting extramural support as principal investigator; experience of building multi-disciplinary collaborations including in clinical disciplines; evidence of scholarly activity demonstrated by publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals; experience in academic teaching at the graduate level; and ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment.
Preferred qualifications for this position include: experience in mentoring; evidence of collaborative scholarly activity at local, national and international levels; and research experience in the following areas: image processing, bioluminescence imaging, and real-time imaging systems.

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. Of particular relevance is the EXPLORER Total-Body PET program, which has built the world’s first PET scanner capable of imaging the entire body simultaneously. 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 with unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care.
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 January 29, 2019 . However, the position will remain open until filled or through June 30, 2019.

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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