Opportunity Details


Diagnostic Radiology


Commensurate w/Experience

Diagnostic Physicist – MRI

At Washington University Medical Center and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, in St. Louis, Missouri, you will have the opportunity to bring your unique contributions to a team of passionate employees who discover and build knowledge, enrich learning experiences, advance health, save lives, and support excellence in all that we do.  Since 1905, the Department of Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) has a long history of imaging and innovation, setting the standard for CT and MRI from the 1970s forward.

As a diagnostic medical physicist at MIR, you will support clinical, regulatory, and technical instrumentation for MRI, including MRI safety supervision and training of technologists.  Additional participation in innovative MRI research is available.


  • Support the clinical operations of the MRI Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Children’s Specialty Care Center, and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

  • Maintain compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements, such as the American College of Radiology MRI Accreditation Program (ACR MRAP) and the Joint Commission Diagnostic Imaging Standards for MRI.

  • Provide assistance and supervision in the evaluation and MRI scanning of patients with implanted devices

  • Develop and maintain training for technologists scanning implanted devices in the MRI environment

  • Supervise the program of MRI scanning of patients with cardiac implanted electronic devices (CIEDs), such as pacemakers and implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs)

  • Provide ongoing education to MRI technologists, radiology residents and fellows

  • Evaluate MRI workflow to maintain a safe environment for patients and staff members







  • PhD degree in Medical Physics or equivalent background in physics, engineering or related discipline

  • 2 years of experience working in a clinical or human research MRI environment

  • Certified in one or more of the following

    • American Board of Radiology: Diagnostic Radiological Physics or Radiological Physics

    • American Board of Medical Physics:  Diagnostic Imaging Physics or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics

    • Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine: Diagnostic Radiology Physics or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics

    • Or meets ACR requirements for MRI physicist/scientist




    • Preference given to candidates with additional training or certification in MRI Safety

    •  Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology website:   www.mir.wustl.edu



An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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