University Of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medical Physics

Location: Madison, WI

Degree and Area of Specialization: PhD in physics, medical physics, or a related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: We are seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in quantitative ultrasound research thematically focused on parameters derived from the backscattered echo signal, elasticity imaging techniques (in particular shear wave elasticity imaging), and molecular imaging with ultrasound.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a broad knowledge base in ultrasound physics and ultrasound imaging systems, including:efficient methods for data acquisition using clinical imaging systems,signal processing strategies for minimum bias and variance in power spectral estimation, the approximations used in much of quantitative ultrasound, how those approximations are often violated, and strategies to test those approximations and mitigate their impact on parameter estimation,extensive experience with relevant laboratory acoustics equipment for materials characterization, basic methods for using ultrasound contrast agents including targeting for theranostics and molecular tagging for monitoring physiological function.

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.

Position Summary:

The Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to focus on ultrasound physics.  We seek an individual who has a particular interest in quantitative ultrasound research thematically focused on parameters derived from the backscattered echo signal, elasticity imaging techniques (in particular shear wave elasticity imaging), and molecular imaging with ultrasound. The selected candidate will collaborate closely with researchers in Medical Physics, in particular the Quantitative Ultrasound Lab, whose expertise in acoustics theory, experimental techniques, and development and calibration of phantoms for testing these techniques as a resource for scientific exploration with a 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.

Principal duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an innovative, independent research program, (2) obtain and maintain extramural funding, (3) Teach and mentor students and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in graduate level educational courses and laboratories, especially those focused on ultrasound physics and medical imaging with nonionizing radiation, (5) participate in faculty activities of the tenure home department, the school, and the university, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.

Additional Information:

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.

How to Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please apply by July 14, 2020. 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 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.

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