University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job no: 236731-AS
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Radiology is seeking a CT physics faculty member to join the Imaging Sciences Section. This faculty member will work collaboratively with other CT physics and radiologist faculty members and staff on existing projects. They will additionally be expected to start and lead their own projects. The faculty member will have clinical support responsibilities and research responsibilities. The clinical support responsibilities will include joining our CT protocol optimization team. The research responsibilities will include supporting existing vendor collaboration projects, seeking additional vendor and government sponsored research, and supporting other research projects with expertise in CT imaging.

The UW Department of Radiology provides excellence in patient care in an environment that is respectful of others, adaptive to change, accountable for outcomes, and attentive to the needs of underserved populations. We are dedicated to sharing our clinical expertise through regional outreach to the people of Wisconsin and their healthcare providers. We provide an environment for education of our trainees, staff, and healthcare professionals through scholarly conferences and continuing education programs. We improve human health by developing innovative imaging technology through basic and translational research in collaboration with colleagues at UW-Madison and beyond. We support the Wisconsin Idea to improve peoples' lives beyond our walls by collaborating with industry to translate new technology into daily clinical practice. We support the economic development of Wisconsin and the financial wellbeing of UW Health. We recruit and develop dedicated faculty and health professionals who inspire their co-workers and students towards lifelong learning, research discovery, service to their community and clinical excellence.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will provide clinical medical physics service in x-ray Computed Tomography (CT) in support of the CT imaging programs of the UW Health clinics, and associated outreach hospitals and clinics with service contracts through UW Radiology Community Division. Support will include performing acceptance testing of new CT systems and quality assurance testing of existing CT systems as required for accreditation by the American College of Radiology and the Joint Commission, providing advice on the purchase of new CT and ancillary equipment, aiding in the design of new CT imaging suites and performing shielding calculations for such suites, participating in the development of policies related to CT scanning for clinicians and researchers, answering questions related to patient dose, educating clinicians on the effective use of new acquisition and reconstruction applications and features, and assisting with protocol development to optimize image quality and dose utilization for clinical and translational research scans.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a lead role in the development of a comprehensive set of CT scanning protocols for a variety of CT scanner types under an agreement between the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and GE HealthCare. This involves working closely with radiologists, CT technologists, other medical physicists and the manufacturer's applications and engineering support personnel to adjust scan and image reconstruction parameters for each imaging task and patient type to optimize image quality at the lowest practical radiation dose.

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in the start of an academic industrial collaboration as defined in a master research agreement between the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Canon Medical Systems USA. This collaboration has a specific focus on interventional CT imaging and procedures utilizing CT, ultrasound, and/or electromagnetic navigation. This will involve working closely with radiologists, industry personnel, other faculty, students, and technologists providing expertise in imaging acquisition and reconstruction, workflow, and operator and patient dose calculations.

The successful candidate will also participate in other clinical service and teaching activities.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD degree in Medical Physics or a closely-related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in providing Medical Physics support for clinical programs in Computed Tomography (CT) is desired. In addition, excellent communication skills are needed for interacting with a variety of CT users including technologists, radiologists, residents, fellows, and researchers.

License or Certificate:

ABR Board certification is preferred.

Additional Information:

For appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank on CHS Track, candidates will meet criteria established by the department and as outlined in the School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for promotion or appointment to Associate or Professor on the CHS Track Track.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by August 27, 2021. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through our online UW application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Interested candidates are required to use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:
-Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
-A cover letter describing 1) your interest in this position, 2) what you would bring to the Department of Radiology, 3) how the Department could contribute to your career, and 4) how you would contribute to the Department mission to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace.

References will be requested as part of the recruitment process.


Sheena Frydrych
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jul 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
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