Seeking Chair of Medical Imaging

Monday, February 23, 2009

The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, invites applications for Chair, Department of Medical Imaging.  The clinical divisions of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine provide medical imaging services to a population of 340,000 in London and tertiary services for a regional population of approximately 1.5 million.  With assistance from the Department’s Division of Imaging Sciences, the department trains Radiology and Nuclear Medicine residents as well as undergraduate students at The University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The department consists of some 35 Radiologists, 10 Nuclear Medicine Specialists and 22 Medical Imaging Scientists.  The department’s clinical, teaching and academic missions are supported by the extensive resources of London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and imaging research programs at the Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute.  The Division of Imaging Sciences is affiliated with more than 300 researchers of which some 100 are graduate students in UWO departments of Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience and Kinesiology.  The London hospitals, as the centre of Southwestern Ontario’s PACS facility, are filmless.  The imaging departments and research institutes have the latest in imaging platforms including 3T MRI, volume CT, 3D ultrasound, PET/CT and SPECT/CT. 

The successful candidate must hold an MD and/or Ph.D. degree.  If an MD degree, the candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.  Further, an MD Chair will have the future potential to become Chief of their appropriate specialty.  The incumbent will have opportunities to expand medical imaging in many areas, including but not limited to, the integration of imaging modalities, the translation of functional imaging methods, the use of imaging to guide therapies and the development of a molecular and cellular imaging program from cells to humans.  The successful applicant will be one who can inspire multidisciplinary approaches to service, teaching and research.  She/he will inspire research partnerships between Radiologists/Nuclear Medicine Specialists and Basic/Imaging Scientists in translational clinical research.

London, Ontario is a city located midway between Toronto and Detroit.  With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the "Forest City".  London boasts an international airport, art museums, theatre; music and sport-related recreational activities expected of a larger center (see http://www.goodmovelondon.com).

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2009 until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:

Dean Carol P. Herbert
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Clinical Skills Building Room 3720
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario  N6A 5C1
e-mail: heather.frankling@schulich.uwo.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent writing and oral communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.





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