The Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking a Vice Chair of Research to oversee existing substantial department research programs and resources and to develop future ventures. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and enhancement of all clinical, basic and translational research within the department. This position will increase the relevance of the department's research by increasing faculty involvement in the department's clinical, basic and translational research program. S/he will develop and implement a plan to increase the department's extramural funding base to a level that places it within the top tier of Radiology departments nationally. The Vice Chair will mentor residents, fellows, and junior faculty members who wish to develop clinical, basic and translational research. This position reports to the Department chair and participates in the senior leadership team.
The Department of Radiology and the Vice Chair of Research position plays an integral role in the Iowa Institute of Biomedical Imaging (IIBI), a collaboration of nearly 100 faculty and staff within the colleges of Engineering, Medicine, and Liberal Arts ( https://www.iibi.uiowa.edu ). The Vice Chair of Research may serve as the Director of the IIBI, if desired. The Vice Chair of Research will also be involved in the development and evolution of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) program, an initiative to foster efficient and cooperative campus-wide research and discovery in AI, and to improve training and education within the broader University of Iowa community. Finally, the Vice Chair of Research will be integral for the development of collaborations with other initiatives on campus such as the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI), the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (an NCI Cancer Center), Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center.
The Department will provide significant startup support, a research laboratory relocation and additional support for recruitment of research faculty members. The academic appointment will be at a rank of tenure-track Associate or Full Professor.
About the Department of Radiology:
The Radiology Department at The University of Iowa has research-dedicated imaging equipment including GE 7T MR950 and 3T Premier whole body MRI scanners, Siemens FORCE CT scanner, GE Discovery PET/CT scanner, and a GE 7T MR901 small animal MRI scanner. In addition, a Polarian 129Xe polarizer is currently being installed.
The Department operates six clinical MDCT scanners, of which two are dual source CT scanners capable of advanced hardware artifact reduction techniques, bone marrow edema imaging, and crystalline arthropathy diagnosis. There are six clinical MR scanners, including two 3T scanners, and three PET/CT systems including one (soon to be two) SiPM PET/CT systems and a cyclotron. Construction is underway for a PET/MR. The Department has a strong research record in imaging, in particular involving neuroscience and pulmonary applications in addition to PET/theranostics.
The lower level of the IIBI houses the Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC). The purpose of the SAIC is to provide instrumentation and technical services for non-invasive anatomical and physiological imaging of small animals (mice, rats, rabbits) and other biological samples. The IIBI brings together more than 40 faculty members from colleges of medicine and engineering within the University of Iowa. Learn more about the IIBI at https://www.iibi.uiowa.edu . The facility has 9 imaging bays with flexible barrier/non barrier room conversion, five equipment rooms, an image analysis room and four radioactive animal housing rooms. The facility is immediately adjacent to a large vivarium with over 49,000 SF of barrier and non-barrier rooms and a behavioral testing facility.
About the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics:
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is a state-of-the-art 800 bed tertiary care center that annually admits more than 36,000 patients for in-patient hospital care. In fiscal year 2017, we received nearly 60,000 emergency department visits. We represent more than 200 outpatient clinics and care areas and accommodated just over one million clinic visits at our main campus and community and outreach clinics. UIHC is HIMSS level 7 certified in both inpatient and outpatient care as well as a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient.
UIHC is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. The UIHC Stead Family Children's Hospital opened in 2017 and is Iowa's only comprehensive children's hospital.The University of Iowa places consistently high in the Blue Ridge Institute NIH rankings, receiving an average of $6MM per year in NIH funding over the past 5 years.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.