The Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to focus on nuclear- and radio-chemistry. We seek an individual who has a particular interest in radiochemical research thematically focused on radionuclide production and radiochemistry, PET ligand synthesis and characterization, and targeted radionuclide therapy. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with researchers in Medical Physics, in particular the Cyclotron Research Group, whose expertise in accelerator targetry and radiochemical separation offers a uniquely broad palette of radionuclides as a resource for scientific exploration with an equally broad range of potential applications.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. The Department of Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Medical Physics faculty research is broadly focused on using physical principles to improve our understanding of the biological basis of disease and health, improving our ability to non-invasively diagnosis disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions. Together with our clinical colleagues, we advance state-of-the-art patient care by developing, validating, and translating to the clinical environment novel imaging systems, minimally invasive, personalized treatments, and early treatment assessment.
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.
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Applicants must have a PhD in nuclear chemistry, radiochemistry, or a related field.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
We are seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level with particular interest in radiochemical research thematically focused on radionuclide production and radiochemistry, PET ligand synthesis and characterization, and, in particular, targeted radionuclide therapy. We will also consider applications from established Principle Investigators for the Associate Professor level. Candidates for Associate Professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment.
It is expected that the successful applicant will have a broad knowledge base in radiochemistry, including: a. expertise in radiochemical separations techniques broadly applicable to accelerator-produced radionuclides, b. facility with radiolabeling techniques for a broad selection of radionuclides, including transition metal, halogen, metalloid, lanthanide and actinide synthons, c. expertise in the various demands of experimental, preclinical, and clinical radiopharmaceutical productions, including familiarity with processes governing the human application of targeted radioactive agents, and d. extensive experience with relevant laboratory analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, TLC, MS, beta- and gamma-spectroscopy, etc.
The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, especially those focused on radiation production/measurement or the nuclear medicine physics, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
To ensure full consideration, please apply by August 15, 2019. 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 (https://jobs.wisc.edu/). Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.
Interested individuals should use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following: 1. Current curriculum vitae (CV) 2. Personal statement/cover letter describing your qualifications relevant to the position 3. Statements of research (maximum of 3-pages) and teaching interests (maximum of 1-page) 4. Contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation if selected to advance in the search process.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. We therefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. We are an equal opportunity employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
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.
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).
About University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medical Physics
The Department of Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The department faculty provide comprehensive medical physics graduate and postdoctoral fellow education and research training and imaging physics residency training. Medical physics faculty research is broadly focused on using physical principles to improve our understanding of the biological basis of disease and health, improving our ability to non-invasively diagnosis disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions.
Together with our clinical colleagues, we advance state-of-the-art patient care by developing, validating, and translating to the clinical environment novel imaging systems, minimally invasive, personalized treatments, and early treatment assessment. Our board-certified clinical faculty provides expert medical physics services to clinical facilities in Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond.
The Department of Medical Physics offices and labs are primarily located in Tower 1 of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, adjacent to UW... Hospital and the Health Sciences Learning Center on the western edge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
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