PET Quantitative Imaging Scientist (PRTC)
The Precision Radiotheranostics Translation Center (PRTC) at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) invites applications for assistant/associate/full professor faculty positions which could be research/tenure track or tenured.
We expect that the applicants will have a strong track record of publications and success in external funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a multi-disciplinary, rigorous team by collaborating with other investigators and supporting extramurally funded research projects/programs. The candidate is expected to have expertise in quantitative kinetic modeling using rigorous state-of-the-art approaches, such as those based on machine learning, including deep-learning-based methods, to analyze and interpret PET data for neurological, cardiovascular and oncologic applications. Experience with study design oriented to characterize selectivity, specific signal, and tissue/plasma kinetics of novel PET tracers is desired.
The candidate is expected to have outstanding interpersonal skills necessary for working in a highly collaborative, cross-functional working environment and has an outstanding ability in mentoring students, postdocs and junior investigators, as well as leadership to build a rigorous team and collaborate with multiple PIs from different Centers within/out Washington University in Saint Louis.
The PRTC includes 30 faculty members plus students, postdoctoral fellows, staff and clinical fellows with a total of more than 125 employees. Our Center focuses on the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and theranostics applications, and advances in detection systems for pre-clinical and clinical applications. Available to the Center are outstanding research facilities, equipment and resources to facilitate translating these new technologies into clinical practice.
Qualifications for the position include:
• Advanced (PhD, DSc and/or MD) degree in biomedical engineering, mathematics, physics or a discipline relevant to PET quantitative imaging analytics
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic institution or industry
• Strong track record of publications and success in external funding through grants and contracts
• Ability to develop and maintain a multi-disciplinary, rigorous and extramurally funded research program interfacing with MIR’s research centers/labs, translational imaging facilities and WUSM