Assistant / Associate Professor of Medical Physics
University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Medical Physics
United States

Assistant / Associate Professor in Medical Physics

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Work type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure-track faculty position to focus on developing novel imaging techniques for interventional radiology procedures. It is expected that the successful applicant will have expertise in x-ray fluoroscopy, CT fluoroscopy, cone-beam CT, and diagnostic CT, extensive experience in developing the hardware and software related aspects of a complete intraprocedural image guidance solution, and expertise in computationally efficient and clinically practical algorithms for image segmentation, registration, and motion compensation. Ideally, the selected candidate will collaborate closely with investigators in the Dept. of Medical Physics (e.g. Speidel, Li, Chen), clincians in Radiology and Medicine who are developing and applying interventional imaging technologies. The ideal candidate will work with Siemens and GE imaging platforms in research and clinical settings, and develop/maintain academic-industrial relationships that facilitate a productive independent research program.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. 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. 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 diagnose disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions. Together with our clinical colleagues, we advance state-of-the-art patient care by developing, validating, and translating to the clinical environment novel imaging systems, minimally invasive, personalized treatments, and early treatment assessment.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, especially those focused on image science and x-ray imaging, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in medical physics or related field, with specialization in interventional radiology and the development of intraprocedural x-ray and CT imaging technologies.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

We are considering applications from established Principle Investigators for the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with research thematically focused on developing technical solutions for device guidance and anatomic imaging problems encountered in interventional radiology procedures. 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.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a broad knowledge base in interventional image guidance, including

a. expertise in the operation of x-ray fluoroscopy, CT fluoroscopy, cone-beam CT, and diagnostic CT systems in both experimental and preclinical settings,
b. familiarity with a variety of devices and techniques used interventional radiology (e.g. liver, abdominal procedures) and familiarity with alternative methods for diagnosis and treatment (e.g. ultrasound-based),
c. extensive experience with the development of real-time imaging platforms, including data capture from one or more commercial imaging modalities, processing and display interfaces, and programming in C/C++/CUDA languages,
d. expertise in the design and implementation of computationally efficient algorithms for device segmentation, device reconstruction, anatomic segmentation, registration, and motion-compensation,
e. knowledge and experience with implementation of motion-compensated tomographic reconstruction methods and deep learning techniques for image segmentation.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. We therefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. We are an equal opportunity employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2020


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by May 15, 2020. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through our online UW application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Interested individuals should use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:

1. Current curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Personal statement/cover letter describing your qualifications relevant to the position
3. Statements of research (maximum of 3-pages) and teaching interests (maximum of 1-page)
4. Contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation if selected to advance in the search process.


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Applications Open: Apr 10 2020 Central Daylight Time

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