The Department of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking a full-time physicist to join the Division of Physics and Engineering, which is composed of 10 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 CCMP; residents at 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 a surgical MR), 10 gamma cameras, 19 IR/EP/Cath/Neuro labs (including two in OR), 2 oral CBCTs, 2 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 is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama's largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually on the state.
In tandem with our institution's strong diversity efforts, UAB encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.
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.
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Open Tenure
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Internal Number: 7593
About University of Alabama Birmingham
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.