The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a clinically experienced medical physicist in diagnostic radiology physics with specialization in MRI. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities will primarily involve support of MRI clinical operations, QA, safety, and ACR Accreditation; however, the position will also involve support of other diagnostic imaging activities such as acceptance testing; QA surveys on all types of radiological equipment, new equipment specification and evaluation, image quality assurance, radiation dosimetry, and computerized data analysis. This position may involve some research and resident teaching.
The qualifications for this position include: Ph.D. degree or D.Sc. in medical physics or related field and at least five years of experience working with both MRI and radiological imaging equipment. American Board of Radiology (ABR) or American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) Certification in Diagnostic Radiology Physics is required with ABMP certification in MRI physics being preferred. The candidate should either be licensed in Medical Physics – Diagnostic Radiology in New York State or must be eligible and committed to become licensed within 12 months. The candidate for this position must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively cooperate with and train medical staff.
Columbia University Medical Center consists of a main campus with a 1300 beds hospital located in Manhattan, a community hospital and a number of satellite medical offices. The imaging equipment consists of 13 MRI units, 10 CT scanner, 4 PET/CT scanners, 2 SPECT/CT, 11 special procedures suites, 25 fixed Radiography and R/F rooms, 8 digital mammography units, and a large number of mobile radiographic units, mobiles fluoroscopy units, and ultrasound units. In total there are more than 150 X-ray tubes.
The diagnostic radiology physics group is comprised of three Ph.D.’s and three M.S. level physicists. ACR accreditation is maintained for mammography, MRI, ultrasound, and CT. Most of the equipment and facilities were recently modernized.
Please visit our online application site at http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59822 for further information about this position and in order to submit your application. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement indicates that the candidate will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.