Nuclear Medicine Physician
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POST DATE 8/21/2020
END DATE 9/20/2020
UT Southwestern Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, ranked the No. 1 Academic Medical Center in the World for output of published research in three of the last four years according to the prestigious Nature Index, is seeking applicants for a Nuclear Medicine faculty position. The candidate must have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or foreign equivalent; have completed a minimum of two (2) years of Residency or fellowship training in Nuclear Medicine; be board-certified by ABNM and/or ABR with Nuclear Radiology subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ); and be an Authorized User of radioisotopes. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants with board certification and extensive Nuclear Medicine experience will be considered. Eligibility for full Texas medical license and its acquisition prior to start of employment is required. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of the operations of Nuclear Medicine by providing accurate, detailed and timely interpretations and performing relevant nuclear medicine therapies and procedures. The candidate is also expected to provide high-quality clinical services at University Hospitals and Clinics and at Parkland Health and Hospital System; exercise quality assurance through regular peer review, actively engage in teaching residents and fellows; and develop research interests in any area within the scope of nuclear medicine.
The Division of Nuclear Medicine, which includes five faculty members, supervises and interprets more than 20,000 examinations per year, including General Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, nuclear cardiology, and DEXA. The division also oversees a theranostic program with Iodine-131, Radium-223, and 177Lu therapies. The Division hosts an ACGME-accredited nuclear medicine residency program, a PET/CT fellowship program, and an integrated ABR/ABNM training program for dual certification.
Faculty members have dedicated academic time with opportunities to develop research interests in collaboration with our strong basic science group, as well as other clinical and basic science departments throughout the campus. Administrative, biostatistical, medical graphics and logistical support are provided. Strong collaborations with imaging vendors enrich discovery opportunities. Faculty benefits include an excellent healthcare plan, competitive salary and retirement benefits. A convenient on-campus transportation system ensures mobility between the various clinic locations across the expansive campus. Nearby daycare is also available.
More than 12 clinical trials with investigational diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals are open in the Division of Nuclear Medicine, including NCI- and industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials. We hold investigator-initiated INDs for multiple investigational PET radiopharmaceuticals. There is also ample opportunity to collaborate in a range of preclinical novel radiopharmaceutical research projects within the Division of Nuclear Medicine and in the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program. Current projects focus on immunoPET imaging, Tau imaging, infection imaging and theranostic clinical trials.
UT Southwestern's Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just 49 National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers in the nation, is the only NCI-designated cancer center in North Texas. Cancer care at UT Southwestern earned High Performing recognition from U.S. News and World Report, placing the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center among the nation's leading cancer treatment facilities. Additionally, there is active and substantial growth underway, with expansion of Clements University Hospital, a new Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center outpatient building, and a new research facility for the O'Donnell Brain Institute scheduled for completion within the next five years.
Ranked in the Top 10 U.S. places to live with the highest pay adjusted to cost of living, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a richly diverse metropolitan region with affordable housing, a thriving culinary scene, world-renowned arts districts, major professional sports teams, trendy entertainment venues, and unparalleled shopping opportunities. With more than 200 cities, each with its own identity and culture, the region is served by two commercial airports, as well as major highway and mass-transit systems, enabling an average commute time of about 28 minutes. North Texas is also home to 45 colleges and universities, more than 60 hospitals, and 7.1 million residents who enjoy an unemployment rate that's below the national average, relatively low crime rates, high-quality elementary and secondary schools and extensive parks and recreation.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.