Breast Imaging, Section Chief
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah
Description: The University of Utah Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is seeking applicants for the Section Chief of Breast Imaging. This position is a full-time, physician-scientist, tenure track. The academic appointment will be at a rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor. This position reports to the Chair and oversees the section operations of Breast Imaging. This individual is expected to make a significant impact in the field of Breast Imaging through innovations and to contribute to a collegial environment that will promote the academic and clinical growth of the section. The Section Chief’s responsibilities include: to organize clinical services and innovate care delivery; to initiate and expand research programs; to support and engage in teaching for residents and fellows; and to advance quality improvement programs and value initiatives. The section is known for highly integrated value-driven practice and care delivery innovations. The Section supports an outstanding Breast Imaging fellowship program. The Department is known internationally for its excellence in educational innovations and imaging research. Depending on the candidate’s academic experience, a departmental leadership position will also be considered.
Qualifications: The candidate should be Breast Imaging fellowship (or equivalent)-trained in all aspects of clinical breast imaging. Outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite. The candidate should have a strong academic interest and prior evidence of research productivity. Active engagement in investigational research and extramurally funded research projects is desired. Prior experience in leadership positions is desired.
Facilities and Institution: The breast imaging section provides clinical services for the University hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated premier cancer center, and multiple outpatient centers throughout the Wasatch front. There are also opportunities for expanding coverage with plans for a new multispecialty outpatient center to be built in the future. Extensive imaging resources are available for both clinical work and research, including multiple MRIs with breast MRI biopsy capability, dedicated breast US units with elastography, a tomosynthesis guided biopsy system, intraoperative MRI, PET-CT scanners, and innovative breast localization techniques. Pre-clinical imaging resources, such as micro PET-MRI and 7T MRI, are also available. The section has also fostered close collaborative relationships with multiple departments including surgery, oncology, and pathology. Research opportunities abound, with a broad case mix from the sources described above, as well as the world-class unique support provided by the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) in the Department. UCAIR offers international expertise in imaging sciences, including basic sciences, physics and engineering, MRI research, and CT and PET research. The University of Utah Health Sciences offer various leadership programs and research training opportunities for faculty members. A leader in quality care, the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics were ranked #1 in Quality, Safety, and Accountability among all academic medical centers in 2016 and consistently has ranked in the top 10 over the past six years in a row.
Location: The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, in the foothill of the Wasatch Mountains at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, multicultural city, listed at 7th Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine in 2015. Seven ski and summer resorts, including Park City (home of the Sundance Film Festival), Deer Valley, Alta, and Snowbird (Oktoberfest), are located close to the campus. Within a day’s drive are nine U.S. National Parks. Salt Lake City is one of the most beautiful, safe, and affordable cities across the USA.
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 135, (801)581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
If interested in this position please apply on-line by going to the following quicklink: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/63593
Any questions contact:
Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Radiology
Department of Radiology, University of Utah
30 North 1900 East #1A071
Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U.S.A.
Phone (801)581-8699; Fax (801)581-2414