The Department of Radiology, Radio-oncology and Nuclear Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal is seeking applications for a Junior Faculty at the rank of Assistant research professor in the area of PET Medical Physics and/or Biomedical Engineering with expertise in PET and MR imaging. This recruitment will be made jointly with Université de Montréal and the Transmedtech Institute which is a consortium in biomedical engineering leaded at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. The mission of the TransMedTech Institute team is to support the accelerated development of next-generation medical technologies applied to three broad categories of disease (cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and cancer) in order to facilitate their implementation in the health system. Training the next generation of medical technology professionals and making innovation in life sciences and engineering a source of wealth for society is also at the heart of TransMedTech's mission.
The successful candidate will conduct his (her) research program in an outstanding scientific environment, at the crossroads between cellular and molecular biology, radiochemistry, imaging physics, and biophysical modeling within the "lmaging and Bioengineering Research Axis" of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM).
The candidate will work with the other partners of the Transmedtech Institute (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, CHU Sainte Justine and Montreal Heart Institute). Working in their professional capacity as PET Physicist, the incumbent research program will include quantitative imaging by developing novel technologies that will improve quantitative accuracy of molecular imaging (advanced PET detectors, advanced MRI pulse sequence and probe design), data corrections (motion, scatter, normalization), kinetic modeling, and image reconstruction techniques, which can be combined in efficient and reliable software pipelines. Focus will also be on the calibration, quality control, setup and basic troubleshooting of the multimodality microPET/MR, instrumentation and software.
The appointed candidate will be expected to:
Applicants should have a PhD in Medical Physics or Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent. Strong expertise in PET human/animal imaging reconstruction/modeling is required. Prior experience working on a research platform, especially the multimodality imaging PET/MR, will be appreciated. We are seeking candidacies able to develop and validate new PET and MRI methods, and sequences that can be combined with PET imaging. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is required. Candidates with the strongest motivation to work and make a difference in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment will be preferred. Experience with grant writing and fellowship applications is an asset.
The teaching language is French; consequently, non-French-speaking candidates should become able to teach in French no longer than three years after their appointment.
** Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter explaining their motivation, research interest and competence in their area of expertise, and three letters of support, no later than October; at the following address (email correspondence is preferred):
Dr Gilles Soulez, Director
Department of Radiology, Radio-oncology and Nuclear Medicine Faculty of Medicine
University of Montreal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville