Faculty Position in Diagnostic Imaging - Madison, WI US

Listing from July 18th 2019 to October 16th 2019

Contact Information

Lisa J. Forrest
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 608-263-5668

Job Description

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Faculty Position in Diagnostic Imaging

The Department of Surgical Sciences of the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two positions in Diagnostic Imaging (clinical-track or tenure-track). Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and must maintain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin. Board certification in Veterinary Radiology (ACVR or ECVDI) is desirable; however, candidates who have recently completed an approved residency and are board eligible in Veterinary Radiology are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new, talented faculty member to collaborate with a congenial, team-oriented group of Diagnostic Imaging faculty in furthering the development of imaging at UW-Madison. UW Veterinary Care and the School of Veterinary Medicine are wonderful workplaces with enthusiastic students, technologists, residents and faculty specialists who work together to provide excellent veterinary medical care and advance the field of veterinary medicine through compassionate care and discovery. UW Veterinary Care supports 19 specialty sections, including 24/7 emergency service; the candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all sections in the hospital.

The successful candidate will join a clinical radiology service that currently includes one tenure track faculty (R, RO), two clinical track radiology faculty, two adjunct radiology faculty, and one emeritus radiology faculty. Eleven technologists (6 RT (R), 1 RDMS, 1 RT (MR/CT), 3 CVT) support the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology sections. Six Diagnostic Imaging trainees (residents), one imaging intern, and three radiation oncology residents are currently part of the program.

Imaging equipment includes two DR rooms (Eklin Canon 50G plate), a recently renovated RF suite with digital fluoroscopy, 1000mAs overhead tube and Fuji DR plate, mobile OME C-arm with 15 & 30 fps imaging, GE 8-slice helical CT scanner, 1.5 T GE MR, 2-GE LOGIQ E9 with XDclear ultrasound including contrast harmonics (tissue and CEUS), GPS tracking, MR/CT fusion, and 4D, a new GE LOGIQe Expert ultrasound, planar gamma camera, and Philips iSite PACS system with RIS and electronic reporting. Nine dictating stations with three monitors each and one OsiriX station are available for radiologist and resident use. A standing large animal CT unit that provides sedated CT images of horses and cows from foot to carpus and tarsus and skulls to C2-3 is in final negotiations for purchase. Future upgrades include an Imaging Center with large animal-capable 3T MRI and 64-slice CT.

Outstanding collaborative research opportunities exist within the School of Veterinary Medicine and throughout the university, including the Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research (WIMR) and the Medical Physics Department, which are within walking distance of the school. WIMR has state-of-the-art imaging equipment, which currently benefit UW veterinary medicine faculty.

Examples of clinical modalities at WIMR include:

  • 64-slice, high-definition CT scanner
  • 1.5T MRI scanner
  • 3T MRI scanner
  • Multiple state-of-the-art ultrasound machines
  • Combined PET/CT and PET/MR scanners
  • Cyclotron

Pre-clinical imaging modalities include:

  • Four-flat panel CT scanner
  • Two x-ray angiography units
  • 64 channel SQUID system for biomagnetism
  • MicroCT scanner
  • Combined microPET/microCT scanner
  • 4.7T small-bore MRI scanner

The University of Wisconsin–Madison considers the School of Veterinary Medicine to be a major factor in its overall success as a top five university in terms of awarded federal funding. The school is also a major factor in Madison’s emergence as a hub of commercial biotechnology. UW-Madison is home of the premiere Medical Physics department in the world, with multiple faculty and leading facilities in all relevant areas of diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology. UW-Madison has successfully leveraged its proximity to the world headquarters of General Electric Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging business to acquire $34 million in leading-edge equipment over the next 10 years. The imaging scientists are known and rewarded for their innovative intellectual property that has been licensed around the world and successfully commercialized, including two of the top five revenue-generating patents in university history.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer’s Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the university is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information: http://greatermadisonchamber.com/about-madison/visitor-info/

Distribution of effort in the Section and Department will be determined in accordance with the service needs, academic priorities, and the candidate’s expertise and academic goals in diagnostic imaging. Tenure-track positions have a stronger research focus and reduced clinic time compared to clinical-track appointments. Clinical duties at UW Veterinary Care include performance of clinical diagnostic imaging and student/resident teaching. The positions entail between 10 and 26 weeks of clinical diagnostic imaging service within the hospital per year depending on the track and research emphasis. Clinical teaching and service in UW Veterinary Care, lecture, and laboratory instruction of veterinary medical students and house officers, and independent and collaborative research are negotiable (clinical track vs. tenure track). Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Please submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of at least three references to and apply on-line at:

Apply on-line at http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ for Tenure Track PVL# 96849, and Clinical Track PVL# 96848.

Dr. Lisa J. Forrest
University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine
Diagnostic Imaging Search
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 608-263-5668
FAX: 608-263-7930

Review of applications will begin July 22, 2019 and continue until successful candidates have been identified.

The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, disabilities and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.

Contact information:

Dr. Lisa J. Forrest
Department of Surgical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin – Madison
2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Phone: 608-263-5668
FAX: 608-263-7930

For additional information about applying on-line contact:

Lori Mitchell
Department Administrator, Surgical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Additional Information:

School of Veterinary Medicine home page: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu

UW Veterinary Care home page: http://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu

UW Veterinary Care Diagnostic Imaging home page: http://uwveterinarycare.wisc.edu/support-services/diagnostic-imaging/