The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a junior faculty member at the Instructor level. This position will be a one year appointment.
Columbia University Medical Center is one of the premier clinical and research institutions in the country, with referrals from world-class physicians across all specialties. New York-Presbyterian Hospital has 977 inpatient beds and an additional 201 beds at the Allen Hospital site one mile north. There is a dedicated children’s hospital, The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the recently opened Heart Hospital. New York-Presbyterian is consistently ranked in the top 6 hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is ranked in the top 8 Medical Schools nationally. Among many collaborations, the Radiology Department works in partnership with colleagues in the Medical Center’s many highly regarded Departments and Centers, including the renowned Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center for the investigation of diseases of the central nervous system, the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer’s disease and the aging brain, the Department of Neurology, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, the Department of Neurological Surgery, the NCI- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Department for Biomedical Engineering.
The imaging resources include 3 state-of-the-art PET/CT scanners, with plans for a PET/MR program in the near future. Active expansion into outpatient imaging facilities in Manhattan and Westchester will also have Nuclear Medicine facilities including PET/CT. The nuclear medicine faculty provide training for up to two fellows as well as residents and medical students.
Dedicated research facilities includes a new Molecular Imaging Center. The new Molecular Imaging Center houses 2 cyclotrons, 3 PET/CT Cameras and a cGMP facility capable of production of radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use, along with a dedicated Regulatory office to expedite FDA approval. Modifications to the facility to enable cGMP production of compounds suitable for MR imaging/spectroscopy are feasible. The facility will be installing a clinical PET/MR instrument.
Responsibilities include molecular imaging, nuclear medicine and PET Center clinical services, potential development of a research program focusing both on clinical and basic research, participation in clinical and/or basic research, patient care, active participation of resident and fellowship education, participation in interdisciplinary conferences, and collaboration with clinical colleagues. This is a Nuclear Medicine faculty position requiring collaboration in Departmental administrative activities geared towards the continued improvement and development of a high-quality clinical imaging program.
The position requires a fellowship-trained nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiologist at the Instructor level with a focused interest in molecular imaging, nuclear medicine and PET. A track record of grant funding will strengthen the application. This position is being created to accelerate the academic and research clinical program in Molecular Imaging, and hence physicians with a track record and/or demonstrable strong interest in translational molecular imaging will be preferred. The candidate must be fellowship trained in nuclear medicine and preferably board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and must also be eligible to practice medicine in the State of New York. Narcotics license is desirable.