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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 96534-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health is seeking an Assistant Professor on the tenure track to lead an independent research program focusing on developing AI applications for medical imaging, will build and grow collaborations between existing campus experts in AI and medical imaging, and serve as a catalyst for the development and translation of novel AI applications in medical imaging by experts in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics, as well as experts in other departments and schools across campus and beyond.

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:

50% Conduct independent, grant-funded research in developing, implementing, and validating artificial intelligence (AI) applications in medical imaging in the areas of workflow, image prescription, data acquisition, image reconstruction, image processing or analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, or other similar areas.
1. Apply for, and obtain, extramural funding to support research projects focusing on AI applications in medical imaging.
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 AI applications for medical imaging.
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.

40% Provide clinical support and research support for colleagues participating in developing, implementing, or validating AI applications in medical imaging.
1. Be a point of contact for colleagues in the Department of Radiology seeking help with developing, implementing, or evaluating AI applications in medical imaging.
2. Work with the Director of Informatics in assessing and addressing the AI computational and other resource needs of the Department of Radiology.
3. Work with others in ensuring the continued success of the Machine Learning for Medical Imaging (ML4MI) initiative.
4. Work with others in establishing and overseeing successful collaborations with industrial partners including GE Healthcare, Change Healthcare, HealthMyne, EPIC, and others.
5. Work with others in establishing policies for data sharing and addressing challenges that arise in this new era of AI.
6. Work with others in writing instrumentation or other grants to support the AI needs of the department.
7. Address additional clinical support or research support AI needs, as directed by the Chief of Imaging Sciences.

10% Teaching
1. Develop a graduate course focusing on teaching the principles of AI applications for medical imaging.
2. Teach faculty, scientists, fellows, residents, and graduate students the principles of AI applications in medical imaging, by presenting departmental lectures and providing mentoring as needed.
3. Organize and participate in boot camps and workshops to teach the principles of applying AI in medical imaging.
4. Participate in teaching 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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The candidate must have at least 2 years of post-PhD experience in medical imaging and in developing and applying Artificial Intelligence-based applications to medical imaging. Experience in submitting grant applications to funding agencies such as NIH is preferred.

Appointment at rank other than Assistant Professor will require that candidate meets criteria for the tenure rank at UW-Madison. Additionally, UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines apply for appointment at full or associate professor rank.

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) #96536; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two Position Vacancy Listings allows the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with either PhD or MD specialization.

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.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2019


Minimum $50,014 ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please go to Jobs At UW,, search for Position Vacancy Listing #96534 and select Apply Now. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and CV.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 26, 2019, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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  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:

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).

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