Assistant/Associate Professor - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School- MRI Research

Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School- MRI Research

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2300032J

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston,a leading academic health center, invites applications for an Assistant and/or Associate Professor of Radiology to work in Houston, Texas. The Department ofDiagnostic and Interventional Imagingis seeking an MRI specialist with pulse programming and MRI testing experience to join the PET/MRI Research Section.

The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health through research, teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other services.

The radiology department supports a broad spectrum of healthcare and teaching activities partnering withMemorial Hermann-Texas Medical Centerand theLyndon B. Johnson Hospital. In addition, we have active collaborations with Rice University, Baylor, and MD Anderson. The PET/MRI research group is developing a new preclinical and clinical Theragnostic center with a newly installed 3T PET/MRI and high field (7T) preclinical Bruker system with PET insert. In addition, a new Ultrasound section was added to complement the ongoing translational research. We are expanding Artificial Intelligence as applied to medicine with the latest developments. The selected candidate will be working with a dynamic team comprised of a diverse set of established translational researchers. The vision of the PET/MRI (soon to be US) section is to achieve: Competitive Salaries and Benefits. In addition, the ability to receive a STAR award for additional funding.

  • Excellence in research and innovation: Innovating new imaging, AI methods, and treatments to enhance the field of PET/MRI imaging, treatment response, and many others.

  • Excellence in translational research in both preclinical and clinical arenas.

  • Excellence in teaching: Training the next generation of clinical researchers by providing exemplary mentorship.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The faculty in the Department of Diagnostic PET/MRI Section will be involved in providing preclinical and clinical imaging care, teaching, and supervising students, residents, and fellows in different settings.

  • Developing and sustaining an environment that supports excellence and innovation in clinical research through assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk-adjusted outcomes.

  • Serving as a role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability, and interpersonal skills.

  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, work groups, and meetings at as appropriate.

  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained, and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent state-of-the-art services.


  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or foreign equivalent.

  • Completed Postgraduate training in Radiology or Computer Science Research.

  • Completed MRI and/or PET Safety Training (Level 1 or 2).

  • Fellowship/Postdoctoral training in fMRI and other sequences for brain mapping.

  • Advanced Sequences knowledge for Body applications.

  • Board certified in MRI Physics or board eligible.

  • Experience in the broad spectrum of imaging applications.

  • Collaborative nature and ability to communicate are essential for integrating into the vision of the section.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Preferred applicants will possess the above-noted skills/qualifications and demonstrate preferred knowledge or skills such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.