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CT Physicist FY2324

Position overview

Position title: Faculty
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 Scale 7. The salary range for this position is $112,500-$300,400. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
Review timeline: The initial review date is 3/6/24.

Application Window

Open date: February 6, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, May 27, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Radiological Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has an immediate full-time faculty opening at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in either the in-Residence or Adjunct series for a basic scientist with expertise in CT Physics, with a preference for an individual with experience in acquisition, reconstruction and/or post-processing analysis of images from Photon Counting Computed Tomography (PCCT). The candidate is expected to collaborate with medical physicists, computer vision experts, radiologists, and other scientists both within and outside the Department. S/he will have access to state-of-the-art imaging platforms, including CT systems (Photon Counting CT, Dual Source CT, PET-CT, and an interventional CT dedicated to experimentation, with all platforms having iterative reconstruction and other radiation dose reduction features). The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and with majors in STEM fields.

All applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) and a strong publication record that demonstrates their expertise related to the acquisition and reconstruction of post-processing analysis in CT. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in research and possess outstanding teaching and mentoring capabilities with graduate students.

A demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching or mentoring activities is desired. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have the capacity to develop a collaborative but independent research program in computational methods, machine learning, or probabilistic disease modeling predicated on medical and pathology image analysis; a record of extramural funding is highly desirable. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a demonstrated record of extramural funding and must also demonstrate scientific leadership and the ability to develop sustainable projects with the potential for significant impact in biomedicine, as well as a history of collaboration.

A demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching or mentoring activities is desired. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

The Department encourages candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching and mentoring activities.

The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 Scale 7. The salary range for this position is $112,500-$300,400. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu for JPF09178.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

All applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent).

Preferred qualifications

Applicants must a strong publication record that demonstrates their expertise related to the acquisition and reconstruction of post-processing analysis in CT, and demonstrate leadership in research and possess outstanding teaching and mentoring capabilities with graduate students.

A demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching or mentoring activities is desired. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have the capacity to develop a collaborative but independent research program in computational methods, machine learning, or probabilistic disease modeling predicated on medical and pathology image analysis; a record of extramural funding is highly desirable. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a demonstrated record of extramural funding and must also demonstrate scientific leadership and the ability to develop sustainable projects with the potential for significant impact in biomedicine, as well as a history of collaboration.

A demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching or mentoring activities is desired. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letter writers are to upload their letters directly into this recruitment, JPF09178.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09178

Help contact: slanders@mednet.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA 90024