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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Clinician Investigator of Nuclear Medicine

University of Virginia - Radiology Research Faculty
Charlottesville, Virginia
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research, Translational Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty, Staff Scientist
Organization Type

The Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia is recruiting for a physician scientist. The tenure-eligible Clinician Investigator track will be 50% research and 50% clinical, educational and service. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to adding to the fundamental understanding and application of molecular imaging, theranostics, and/or targeted radiotherapy by promoting translational research efforts that will serve as the future basis for advanced preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Compensation will depend on the faculty rank and academic accomplishments/portfolio of the applicant, and is consistent for all Diagnostic Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine/Molecular physicians. We offer a very competitive base salary and benefits plan, relocation assistance, productivity incentives, professional allotment and a sign-on bonus. For more information about the department, please visit the following website:  Join Our Faculty - UVA Radiology and Medical Imaging ( For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

The Clinician Investigator will conduct rigorous research designed to provide evidence needed to drive changes in patient care delivery, clinical outcomes, and health policy. The Clinician Investigator position will be primarily focused on developing a successful research program and secure independent funding to support their research efforts and program. 

The Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is a collegial and collaborative team with a rich and long-standing tradition of excellence in research, patient care, education and service.

As a clinical investigator, the candidate will be expected to perform as follows:

Research effort (50%)

  • Developing a productive and independently functioning research program, including eventually serving in active leadership roles for clinical trials
  • Building productive research collaborations with clinician and basic scientist colleagues in Radiology and other departments, centers and institutes at UVA as well as with other institutions, industry and/or organizations
  • Securing sustained funding from the NIH and/or other federal funding sources for the individual’s research program and efforts
  • Enhancing the national recognition and reputation of the individual, division, department and institution
  • As your career progresses, invitations to serve on study sections and boards of funding agencies and in leadership roles for national organizations and research initiatives as well as serving as a mentor to more junior faculty and trainees

Clinical, teaching and service efforts (50%)

  • Approximately 50% of effort should involve clinical work in the Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging division, including call coverage.  While performing clinical service, the candidate will be expected to teach medical students, residents, and fellows as well as the technical, nursing and administrative support staff.  Approximately 5% of these efforts should be attributed to the development, organization, and delivery of more formal teaching.  Some contributions to volunteer service activities (i.e. department and institutional committees) is expected.
  • Developing meaningful and productive relationships and collaborations with referring providers and services is also requisite.

Charlottesville, Virginia, is consistently ranked by media outlets as one of the best places in the United States to live, work and raise a family. This vibrant and enlightened small city is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has excellent public and private schools, diverse housing options and exceptional food, beverage, music, and art scenes. The University of Virginia is a top-5 nationally ranked public university and is renowned as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. The Atlantic Ocean, Washington D.C. and Shenandoah National Park are each a short drive away. Charlottesville is also served by its own regional airport and Amtrak service. For more information about UVA And the Charlottesville community please see and 


Qualified candidates for this position must have a M.D. or equivalent degree, be eligible for Virginia State Medical Licensure, and be board eligible or certified in Radiology or Nuclear Medicine.  In addition, the successful candidate must have a successful track record in clinical, translational, or basic science research.  A demonstrated ability to secure research funding is highly preferred. 

Application Instructions

Submit application and include CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references (

For additional information about this position, please contact Nicole Vaughan at or 434-243-0881 or Dr. Colin Derdeyn, Professor and Chair, at or 434-243-4961


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.


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