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Columbia University, Department of Radiology
New York, NY, United States
20 days ago
Columbia University, Department of Radiology
New York, New York, United States
20 days ago


Nuclear Medicine Physician-Scientist

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a Nuclear Medicine Radiologist position.

The Division of Nuclear Medicine and the Columbia PET Center is looking to recruit a highly qualified clinician-scientists with ambition to grow his or her career in research and administration. This position is being created to accelerate the clinical, academic and research program in Molecular Imaging and therapy, and hence physicians with a track record and/or demonstrable strong interest in translational molecular imaging will be preferred. Applicant will be expected to independently cover a busy service when on clinical rotation and expected to actively lead a research program after startup period, where dedicated research time and resources will be made available. Active mentorship by departmental leaders will be available. Collaborations with leaders in many medical and engineering fields are also available to faculty. National leadership in the field and/or a track record of grant funding will strengthen the application.

The PET Center imaging resources include 3 state-of-the-art PET/CT scanners, available for clinical and research use. Dedicated research facilities includes a Molecular Imaging Center that houses 2 cyclotrons, 3 PET/CT Cameras and a cGMP facility capable of production of radiopharmaceuticals for research/clinical use, along with a dedicated Regulatory office to expedite FDA approval. Modifications to the facility to enable cGMP production of compounds suitable for MR imaging/spectroscopy are feasible.

Active expansion into outpatient imaging facilities in Manhattan and Westchester will also have Nuclear Medicine facilities including PET/CT. The Division faculty interpret yearly over 3000 PET/CT scans, and performs almost 500 research imaging cases annually. The nuclear medicine faculty provide training for up to two fellows as well as residents and medical students. Responsibilities include Nuclear medicine and PET Center clinical services, development of a research program focusing both on clinical and/or basic research, participation in clinical and/or basic research, patient care, active participation of resident and fellowship education, participation in interdisciplinary conferences, and collaboration with clinical colleagues. This is a Nuclear Medicine faculty position requiring collaboration in Departmental administrative activities geared towards the continued improvement and development of a high-quality clinical imaging program.

The position requires a Nuclear Radiology fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologist or board certification in nuclear medicine. The candidate must be fellowship trained in nuclear medicine and preferably board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and must also be eligible to practice medicine in the State of New York.

Columbia University Medical Center is one of the premier clinical and research institutions in the country, with referrals from world-class physicians across all specialties. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has 977 inpatient beds and an additional 201 beds at the Allen Hospital site one mile north. There is a dedicated children's hospital, The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the recently opened Heart Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently ranked in the top 6 hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is ranked in the top 8 Medical Schools nationally. Among many collaborations, the Radiology Department works in partnership with colleagues in the Medical Center's many highly regarded Departments and Centers, including the renowned Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center for the investigation of diseases of the central nervous system, the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer's disease and the aging brain, the Department of Neurology, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, the Department of Neurological Surgery, the NCI- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Department for Biomedical Engineering.

The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

To formally apply for the position, please visit our online application site at to submit your application. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The University and the Department of Radiology are committed to the diversity of its faculty. Outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64681049
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Nuclear Medicine Physician-Scientist
  • Company Name For Job: Columbia University, Department of Radiology
  • Industry: Nuclear Medicine
  • Job Function: Nuclear Medicine
  • Job Type: Full Time Regular
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