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Medical Nuclear Physicist

Application Window

Open date: November 3, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, May 3, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging of the University of California, San Francisco invites candidates to apply for the position of Medical Nuclear Physicist. The selected candidate will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the In-Residence or Adjunct series depending on qualifications and interests.

Faculty are expected to develop an independent research program of excellence. Potential candidates are expected to have a strong background and experience in nuclear medical imaging with SPECT and PET, detector instrumentation, detector modeling and simulation, image reconstruction, and image quantification. It is preferred that candidates have a solid record in clinical and pre-clinical imaging of theranostics agents and dosimetry, including alpha and beta emitters. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in developing photon-counting CT as a clinical modality at UCSF. The department encourages applications from candidates already leading research on these topics as Principal Investigators with funding from external sources such as the National Institute of Health. Other responsibilities include close interaction with basic scientists and clinical researchers in planning, conducting, and evaluating data. Faculty are required to teach residents, fellows, medical students, and masters students.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or Related Field, and with postgraduate or postdoctoral training and research experience since obtaining their PhD, preferably at least two years combined. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The qualifications are to be met by the time of the faculty appointment start date.

The UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging offers faculty salaries that are highly competitive with the national radiology benchmarks. The University of California provides employees with a comprehensive health and retirement benefit packages, in addition to many other benefits. For more information, please visit:

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $121,100-$320,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Please apply online with CV, cover letter, and a statement of contributions to diversity at In the cover letter, please include a brief description of prior teaching and research experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - In the cover letter, please include a brief description of prior teaching and research experience.

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA