Vice Chair for Research
Associate or Full Professor
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah
Description: The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah is seeking a Vice Chair for Research who will oversee department research programs and resources, strategize new program development, grow research funding, support faculty and trainees, facilitate research entrepreneurship, and promote interdisciplinary research programs at the University of Utah. This position reports to the Department chair and participates in the senior leadership team. The Department will provide the ideal candidate significant startup support, relocation budget to move the candidate's research laboratory and provide additional support for recruitment of research faculty members. The academic appointment will be at a rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Qualifications: The candidate should have MD and/or PhD degree. MD candidates should be American Board of Radiology or American Board of Nuclear Medicine certified, subspecialty fellowship trained, and should be able to obtain an unrestricted Utah medical license. The candidate should have 1) a track record of imaging sciences publication in preclinical and/or clinical research, physics, biotechnology, or related fields of imaging sciences; 2) evidence of successful federal grant funding as the Principal Investigator; 3) experience in organizing research resources and high-end instrumentation; 4) national and international leadership; 5) knowledge in technology transfer; 6) successful research mentorship and laboratory organization; and 7) an ability to foster research teams and to advance multi-disciplinary research collaborations and programs in the rich research environment of the University of Utah. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and leadership skills. The candidate should be able to develop innovative and collaborative operational strategies and metrics.
Facilities and Institution:
The Department offers extensive imaging resources, including multiple preclinical, clinical, and research MRI scanners, PET-CT scanners, microPET scanner, microPET-MRI scanner, and radiochemistry facility, jointly operated with the School of Medicine and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) in the Department offers international expertise in MRI research, PET physics research, and radiobiology research. Inter-disciplinary collaborations are ongoing with the College of Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Psychology, and other basic and clinical sciences departments in the University of Utah and neighboring institutions. The Department provides clinical services at the University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital (an NCI-designated premier cancer center), and multiple major outpatient centers along the Wasatch Front where more than 2 million residents reside. A new ambulatory care center as well as a major outpatient center are currently under development. The clinical and academic operations are supported by outstanding administrative and IT teams. The University of Utah Health Sciences offer various leadership programs and research training opportunities for faculty members. A leader in quality care, the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics were ranked #1 in Quality, Safety, and Accountability among all academic medical centers in 2016 and consistently ranked in the top 10 over the past seven years in a row.
Location: The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, in the foothill of the Wasatch Mountains at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, multicultural city, listed at 7th Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine in 2015. Seven ski and summer resorts, including Park City (home of the Sundance Film Festival), Deer Valley, Alta, and Snowbird (Oktoberfest), are located close to the campus. Within a day’s drive are nine U.S. National Parks. Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful, safe, and affordable cities across the USA.
The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 135, (801)581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
If interested in this position, please apply on-line by going to the following quick link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/68739
Any questions contact: Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Radiology
Department of Radiology, University of Utah
30 North 1900 East #1A071
Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
Phone (801)581-8699; Fax (801)581-2414
Description: The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah is seeking a Vice Chair for Research who will oversee department research programs and resources, strategize new program development, grow research funding, support faculty and trainees, facilitate research entrepreneurship, and promote interdisciplinary research programs at the University of Utah.