Director of Radiology Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
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The Radiology Department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking an experienced candidate who will be appointed as the Director of Research, directly reporting to the Vice Chair of Research. As such, this individual will act in alignment with the Vice Chair’s priorities and interests and the mission and vision of the Department of Radiology. The Department supports basic research in Radiology that is inherently interdisciplinary and technologically oriented. Development of new imaging technologies for application to translational research and clinical radiology is an important component of the research program.

The successful applicant must hold an MD-PhD, a PhD, or foreign equivalent, and be accomplished in the area of Radiology basic research, with a track record of extramural funding, high-impact publications, grant writing experience, and established leadership skills.  Successful mentoring of junior clinical and research faculty in addition to trainees is necessary. Experience in managing basic research programs is desirable. This individual will provide the technological infrastructure needed to foster the productive integration of translational and basic science research efforts. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Faculty members have many opportunities to develop research interests in collaboration with clinical and basic science departments throughout the campus. Strong collaborations with imaging vendors enrich discovery opportunities. Administrative, biostatistical and logistical support are provided. Abundant and compelling resources include a cyclotron, whole body PET/CT and PET/MRI, 3 Tesla MRI, 3D modeling and printing, magnetoencephalography (MEG), small animal imaging, spectral-detector computed tomography, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), image processing and research PACS, and ongoing artificial intelligence and Deep Machine Learning, including access to high-performance computing facilities.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:

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