We are seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in quantitative ultrasound research thematically focused on parameters derived from the backscattered echo signal, elasticity imaging techniques (in particular shear wave elasticity imaging), and molecular imaging with ultrasound.
It is expected that the successful applicant will have a broad knowledge base in ultrasound physics and ultrasound imaging systems, including: a. efficient methods for data acquisition using clinical imaging systems, b. signal processing strategies for minimum bias and variance in power spectral estimation, c. the approximations used in much of quantitative ultrasound, how those approximations are often violated, and strategies to test those approximations and mitigate their impact on parameter estimation, d. extensive experience with relevant laboratory acoustics equipment for materials characterization, e. basic methods for using ultrasound contrast agents including targeting for theranostics and molecular tagging for monitoring physiological function.
We will also consider applications from established Principle Investigators for the Associate Professor level. Candidates for Associate Professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) Teach and mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, especially those focused on ultrasound physics and medical imaging with nonionizing radiation, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.
About UW-Madison, Department of Medical Physics
The Department of Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.The department faculty provide comprehensive medical physics graduate and postdoctoral fellow education and research training and imaging physics residency training. Medical physics faculty research is broadly focused on using physical principles to improve our understanding of the biological basis of disease and health, improving our ability to non-invasively diagnosis disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions.
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