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VICE CHAIR OF RESEARCH, DEPT. OF RADIOLOGYRequisition # 73906Position BasicsType of PositionTENURE-TRACKAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Monday, February 24th, 2020College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:RadiologySalarySalary:CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePosition Description:The Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seeking a Vice Chair of Research to oversee existing substantial department research programs and resources and to develop future ventures. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and enhancement of all clinical, basic and translational research within the department. This position will increase the relevance of the department's research by increasing faculty involvement in the department's clinical, basic and translational research program. S/he will develop and implement a plan to increase the department's extramural funding base to a level that places it within the top tier of Radiology departments nationally. The Vice Chair will mentor residents, fellows, and junior faculty members who wish to develop clinical, basic and translational research. This position reports to the Department chair and participates in the senior leadership team.The Department of Radiology and the Vice Chair of Research position plays an integral role in the Iowa Institute of Biomedical Imaging (IIBI), a collaboration of nearly 100 faculty and staff within the colleges of Engineering, Medicine, and Liberal Arts ( The Vice Chair of Research may serve as the Director of the IIBI, if desired. The Vice Chair of Research will also be involved in the development and evolution of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) program, an initiative to foster efficient and cooperative campus-wide research and discovery in AI, and to improve training and education within the broader University of Iowa community. Finally, the Vice Chair of Research will be integral for the development of collaborations with other initiatives on campus such as the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI), the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (an NCI Cancer Center), Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center.The Department will provide significant startup support, a research laboratory relocation and additional support for recruitment of research faculty members. The academic appointment will be at a rank of tenure-track Associate or Full Professor.About the Department of Radiology:The Radiology Department at The University of Iowa has research-dedicated imaging equipment including GE 7T MR950 and 3T Premier whole body MRI scanners, Siemens FORCE CT scanner, GE Discovery PET/CT scanner, and a GE 7T MR901 small animal MRI scanner. In addition, a Polarian 129Xe polarizer is currently being installed.The Department operates six clinical MDCT scanners, of which two are dual source CT scanners capable of advanced hardware artifact reduction techniques, bone marrow edema imaging, and crystalline arthropathy diagnosis. There are six clinical MR scanners, including two 3T scanners, and three PET/CT systems including one (soon to be two) SiPM PET/CT systems and a cyclotron. Construction is underway for a PET/MR. The Department has a strong research record in imaging, in particular involving neuroscience and pulmonary applications in addition to PET/theranostics.The lower level of the IIBI houses the Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC). The purpose of the SAIC is to provide instrumentation and technical services for non-invasive anatomical and physiological imaging of small animals (mice, rats, rabbits) and other biological samples. The IIBI brings together more than 40 faculty members from colleges of medicine and engineering within the University of Iowa. Learn more about the IIBI