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The Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a physicist to replace a retiring physicist in the Division of Physics and Engineering, which is composed of eight physicists, two medical physicist residents, two quality control technologists, and six engineers. Academic rank and tenure status offered will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in medical physics or related sciences and be certified by The ABR or CCPM. Residents who have passed ABR Part I and are in CAMPEP-accredited imaging residency programs are encouraged to apply and will be allowed reasonable time to complete boards. The candidate must have at least two years of active experience (including residency) and familiarity with all diagnostic imaging, and be able to attain MQSA certification. The successful candidate will be expected to become the local expert and leader in at least one modality, and to work closely with our radiologists, technologists, in-house engineers, as well as external engineers.
This is a clinical position, but an interest in research activities is expected. Demonstrable capabilities for obtaining research funding are not required but are considered beneficial. Sharing in teaching duties with other medical physics faculty is expected, as well as mentoring medical physics residents. In addition to routine clinical duties, the successful candidate is expected to participate in medical system-wide collaborative clinical and research activities.
The Department of Radiology provides services within the UAB Health System that consists of the University Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic (outpatient clinic), the nearby UAB Highlands Hospital, as well as several smaller outpatient facilities in the vicinity. The clinical operations involve 17 CTs (including two PET/CT and two SPECT/CT), 15 MRI (including a PET/MR and an interoperative MR), 10 gamma cameras, 19 IR/EP/Cath/Neuro labs (including two in OR), 2 oral CBCTs, 3 O-Arms, and 9 tomo/mammography units (two with stereo capabilities), plus a collection of mobile C-Arms, X-Ray rooms, RF rooms, portable X-Ray units, and ultrasound units; we have Nuclear Medicine and MRI physicists. Also potentially available for research are a variety of small animal scanners, including a 9.4T magnet.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 26,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding more than $7.15 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu.
In alignment with UAB School of Medicine’s mission to reflect the diversity of our community and meet the needs of our diverse population, candidates are required as part of the application process to provide a statement that is up to one page single-spaced describing their contributions to promote diversity and inclusion.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
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