Assistant/Associate Professor - Carle Clinical Imaging Research Program



Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Job Description

The Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute of the Carle Foundation Hospital is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor to join our Carle Clinical Imaging Research Program (CCIRP) in Urbana, IL.

CCIRP has existing research programs in MRI physics, translational and clinical neuroimaging at 7T, and musculoskeletal MRI at 3T and 7T. Applicants are sought who will diversify this portfolio in areas such as pharmacologic MRI or psychiatry. The principle focus of Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center (CIAIC) is a 7T Siemens TERRA whole-body MRI scanner; an FDA-approved system that is used for both research and clinical purposes and that is the only such system in the State of Illinois. Carle also has a Siemens 3T Prisma system, a 3T Vida system and two Siemens 1.5T Sola systems that are available for research.

Essential Standard Job Functions:

  • Conceptualize, design, and lead translational and clinical research projects involving 7T MRI
  • Design and write protocols for IRB-approved research studies
  • Establish and sustain an independent externally-funded research program
  • Acquire and analyze research data
  • Present research at national and international scientific conferences and/or other institutions
  • Author or co-author manuscripts and publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Maintain familiarity with the research literature
  • Foster relationships and collaborate with internal and external researchers on research projects
  • Provide service to the institution in the form of teaching, mentoring, committee service, and supervising fellows and students
  • Provide service to the profession in the form of manuscript review, grant review, service to scientific organizations, etc.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Expertise in medical imaging, including knowledge of MRI procedures and protocols
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements in a clinical setting
  • Commitment to service and clinical impact of their work; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines

Education and Experience Requirements: Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or other discipline related to Biomedical MRI

Assistant Professor level candidates will be expected to have post-doctoral experience as a research fellow or staff scientist; experience advising academic trainees; a publication track record along a thematic research line that will support extramural funding applications. Service contributions at the institutional and national levels and evidence of a positive reputation at the national level, and senior-authored publications are desired.

Associate Professor level candidates will be expected to have at least 4 years at the Assistant Professor rank; current extramural funding through a renewable grant mechanism; experience advising graduate-level academic trainees to degree completion or postdoctoral trainees to successful professional outcomes; a sustained, multi-year publication track record along one or more thematic research lines, including multiple senior-authored publications; service contributions at the institutional and national levels; evidence of a positive reputation at the national level.

To Apply: Please submit a CV and letter outlining relevant experience and research vision to Katie Schroeder, Career Provider Liaison at katie.schroeder@carle.com.

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Bruce Damon at Bruce.Damon@carle.com.

About Carle

Recognized as a Great Place to Work®, Carle Health is a vertically integrated system based in Urbana, IL, with nearly 16,500 team members and over 1,300 physicians and APPs in its eight hospitals, physician groups and health businesses. Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Carle Health Methodist Hospital and Carle Health Proctor Hospital hold Magnet® designations- the nation’s highest nursing honor. Carle Foundation Hospital also ranks as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ by Healthgrades®. The system includes Methodist College and Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, as well as Health Alliance™ and FirstCarolinaCare health insurance plans. Carle Health is dedicated to being a trusted healthcare partner for the communities it serves.