Chief of Nuclear Medicine Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
The Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a faculty position as Chief of Nuclear Medicine. Rank/tenure are dependent upon qualifications and experience. The selected candidate is expected to have a strong clinical background and research experience in molecular imaging, work with current faculty to help advance the academic missions of the Department and continue to build/grow internal and external collaborations. The Department has growing collaborations with the UVA Brain, Data Science, and NanoStar Institutes, external institutions, industry, and federal agencies.
The Division provides clinical coverage for general and cardiac scintigraphy, SPECT, SPECT-CT, PET-CT, general nuclear medicine studies and radionuclide therapy. Educating medical students, residents and fellows in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Radiology is a critical component of our core mission. The Department has a robust research infrastructure, which includes a human PET CT dedicated for research, a trimodal animal PET and SPECT CT scanner, a radiochemistry facility to synthesize novel agents, and a cyclotron.
This position will come with protected academic time commensurate with expectation of scholarly productivity and impactful peer-reviewed publications. Acquisition of extramural funding to support these activities is expected. The individual will also participate in and oversee the physician peer review process for the Division, partner with the Health System staff to ensure optimization and monitoring of and education specific to radiation hygiene, handling of hazardous materials, safety processes, imaging and therapy protocols, quality control, and compliance with federal and accreditation agencies pertaining to nuclear medicine. This individual will also serve as the Authorized User for the Medical Center and help in determining if the use and application of new therapeutic agents and radiopharmaceuticals is justified.
Candidates must have an MD with board certification in Nuclear Radiology (ABR) or Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) or equivalent. Post-graduate professional experience in Nuclear Medicine including PET/CT is expected. A proven record of garnering funding to support research, high-impact peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and clinical excellence is preferable.
The UVa Health System is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, a beautiful and highly desirable location of the Mid-Atlantic region, two hours' drive from Washington, D.C. with the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West. It has been rated as one of the best US cities to live, based on cost of living, climate, and quality of life, as well as having been named one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the United States.