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Diagnostic Medical Physicist

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 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: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 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.

Position description

The University of California, Davis Department of Radiology is seeking a full-time Diagnostic Medical Physicist at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the In Residence or ClinX series (commensurate with experience and qualifications). [Criteria for the Professor of Clinical "X" Series: The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial research; provide patient care; teach fellows, residents, and medical students; and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is essential criteria for appointment in this series. Criteria for the Professor of In-Residence Series: The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; conduct research and creative work; maintain professional competence and activity and perform public and University service.]

The successful candidate will formulate strategies for assuring state and federal regulatory compliance, s/he will be responsible for Joint Commission compliance, and oversee all diagnostic medical physics processes at UC Davis Health (UCDH), including but not limited to CT, interventional radiology, cardiology, mammography, ultrasound, radiography, fluoroscopy, ancillary imaging devices, and MRI as a back up to the existing MRI program. Experience with nuclear medicine imaging devices is a plus. 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 be responsible for the ACR accreditation process. The candidate will coordinate with the Diagnostic Medical Physics (DMP) group in Radiology to maintain the clinical Quality Assurance (QA) program for all diagnostic and research imaging systems at UCDH. Additionally, the candidate will review and advise all Departments with respect to UCDH policies for their safe and effective use of diagnostic imaging equipment.

The candidate will have the role as Co-Chair of the Radiology Quality Assurance Committee and will provide technical/leadership support to assess patient issues including radiation dosimetry, perform investigations, and provide corrective actions to be taken. The ideal candidate will possess a track record of bringing cutting-edge imaging methods (including protocol development/implementation, acquisition optimization, and image processing) into clinical practice and will also have interest and expertise in Radiology Informatics.

Education duties include in-service training for Radiology Residents, technologists, and others on the elements of diagnostic imaging physics. The candidate will participate in professional and healthcare conferences pertinent to UC Davis Health and in particular the advancement of the Radiology Physics practice.

The successful candidate will be an academic scholar and will hold an academic faculty position in the Department of Radiology. The candidate will formulate and undertake research projects in diagnostic imaging leading to scientific publications. Collaboration and participation in scholarly activities and research is expected. Extramural funding is highly encouraged and a track record in this area is a strong advantage. The demonstrated ability to network within the national research community in medical physics and radiology is highly desired.

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 EXPLORER Molecular Imaging Center (which houses the World’s first total-body PET/CT scanner), 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 or board eligible

Additional qualifications
• 1-3 years of experience providing clinical diagnostic imaging physics and safety services
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 radiology informatics, image processing, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies
• Experience in translating new diagnostic imaging methods into clinical practice
• Experience in mentoring
• Possess the ability to work in a diverse environment
• Demonstrated 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
• Experience with academic/industry partnerships

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 April 13, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Application Requirements

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, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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

Job location

Sacramento, CA