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AI + CT PHYSICIST FACULTY - ASST PROF, ASSOC PROF, PROFESSOR (TENURE)

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 261311-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time, Onsite
Department:SMPH/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is seeking a candidate with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and computed tomography (CT) physics to fill a Tenure Track faculty position. This candidate will be expected to conduct independent, grant-funded medical imaging research and also provide technical support to the clinical. The successful candidate also will be expected to participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical, research, and scholarly missions of UW Health (the hospital and clinics) and the School of Medicine and Public Health (the university).

Responsibilities:

60% Conduct independent, grant-funded research in developing, implementing, and validating X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the areas of workflow, image prescription, data acquisition, image reconstruction, image processing or analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, data-science-based interpretation and analysis of data from a multitude of sources, or other similar areas.
1. Apply for, and obtain, extramural funding to support research projects focusing on radiologic applications of AI, with an emphasis on X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications.
2. Collaborate with other UW faculty and scientists in the Departments of Radiology, and investigators in departments and schools across campus, and industrial partners in developing X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications of AI.
3. Attend scientific conferences and meetings to present scientific research results, moderate sessions, participate on committees and in working groups, etc.
4. Write and submit manuscripts to professional journals describing results of research projects.
5. Mentor and conduct research with graduate students, post-docs, and scientists.
6. Build research collaborations with cross-campus collaborators.

30% Collaborate with clinical and basic science colleagues participating in developing, implementing, or validating X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications, including supporting the CT imaging programs of the UW Health clinics, and associated outreach hospitals and clinics.
1. Be a local expert for colleagues in the Department of Radiology seeking guidance regarding developing, implementing, or evaluating X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications.
2. Work with the Director of Imaging Informatics in assessing and addressing the computational and other resource needs of the Department of Radiology.
3. Work with others in establishing and overseeing successful collaborations with industrial partners including GE Healthcare, Change Healthcare, HealthMyne, EPIC, Canon and others.
4. Work with others in establishing policies for data sharing and addressing challenges that arise in this new era of AI.
5. Work with others in writing instrumentation or other grants to support the AI X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT needs of the department.
6. Work with others in developing CT imaging protocols to optimize image quality and dose utilization for clinical and translational research purposes.
7. Participate in the development of policies related to CT scanning for clinicians and researchers.
8. Answer questions related to CT patient dose.
9. Educate clinicians on the effective use of new X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT acquisition and reconstruction applications and features.
10. Assist in addressing additional X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT clinical support or research support needs, as directed by the Chief of Imaging Sciences.

10% Teaching
1. Develop a graduate course focusing on teaching aspects of X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT imaging, including AI applications.
2. Teach faculty, scientists, fellows, residents, and graduate students the principles of X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT imaging by presenting departmental lectures and providing mentoring as needed.
3. Organize and participate in boot camps and workshops to teach the principles of X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT imaging applications of AI.
4. Participate in teaching X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT imaging or AI modules in other courses as needed.
5. Participate in educational lectures at international conferences.

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

Education:

Required
Ph.D. in Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely-related field

Qualifications:

The candidate must have at least 5 years of post-PhD experience in Medical Physics or a related field and experience in developing and applying Artificial Intelligence-based applications to medical imaging, with an emphasis on X-ray, CT, and cone-beam CT applications. Excellent communication skills are needed for interacting with a variety of personnel including technologists, radiologists, residents, fellows, and researchers. Experience in submitting grant applications to funding agencies such as NIH is preferred

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2022

Salary:

Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

The UW Department of Radiology provides excellence in patient care in an environment that is respectful of others, adaptive to change, accountable for outcomes, and attentive to the needs of underserved populations. We are dedicated to sharing our clinical expertise through regional outreach to the people of Wisconsin and their healthcare providers. We provide an environment for education of our trainees, staff, and healthcare professionals through scholarly conferences and continuing education programs. We improve human health by developing innovative imaging technology through basic and translational research in collaboration with colleagues at UW-Madison and beyond. We support the Wisconsin Idea to improve peoples lives beyond our walls by collaborating with industry to translate new technology into daily clinical practice. We support the economic development of Wisconsin and the financial wellbeing of UW Health. We recruit and develop dedicated faculty and health professionals who inspire their co-workers and students towards lifelong learning, research discovery, service to their community and clinical excellence.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.

The Community: Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children (DiversityDataKids.com 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).

Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.

Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.

The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood- bat summer baseball league team. Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Reebok CrossFit Games, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.

The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.

How to Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by August 1, 2022. 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 candidates are required to use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
-Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
-A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Radiology, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career, and 4) how you would contribute to the Department mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.

References will be requested as part of the recruitment process.

Contact:

Melissa Kuester
mkuester@uwhealth.org
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)

Department(s):

A539300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

261311-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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