Opportunity Details

Department of Radiology

Nuclear Medicine


Commensurate w/Experience

Physicist - Nuclear Medicine

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO is seeking an Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physicist.  MIR is academically affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a top 11 private hospital as per US News. MIR offer extensive facilities including PET/MRI, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, 5 medical cyclotrons, and GMP radiopharmaceutical preparation supporting cutting edge clinical care and translational research.  

The nature of radionuclide dosimetry using imaging for therapy entails extensive and meticulous attention to details, in addition of being subject to current standards of practice and regulatory agency such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The duty of the nuclear medical physics position will be to ensure safe and effective delivery of internal radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic results as prescribed for an individualized patient care. As such the responsibilities for the current position will include:

  • Quality assurance of imaging cameras (SPECT/CT and PET/CT)
  • Development, maintenance and implementation of calibration and quality assurance programs for imaging cameras and ancillary equipments.
  • Perform and maintenance of record of accurate imaging camera absolute calibration for the various diagnostic and therapy nuclides.
  • Interpretation of quantitative imaging results including radiation dosimetry estimation
  • Calculation of radiation dose distribution of patients undergoing treatment.
  • Optimize clinical data acquisition protocol.
  • Evaluate and optimize image reconstruction for quality and quantitation accuracy, including evaluation of data correction for scatter, attenuation and partial volume effects.
  • Space planning and radiation shielding design for new facilities, modalities, and equipment.
  • Consultation with nuclear medicine physician and radiation oncologist regarding special clinical physics considerations for individual patients
  • Oversee camera maintenance and release for clinical use after maintenance and repair.
  • Consult on selection of camera (SPECT/CT, PET/CT) for purchase.
  • Overseeing compliance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, licensing, and other regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate criteria for patient release after administration of radio-therapeutic pharmaceuticals.
  • Perform acceptance testing of new cameras or serve a liaison with the manufacturers to review the acceptance testing procedure and evaluation of test results prior to release for clinical use.
  • Serve as liaison with software manufacturer for accuracy, adequacy and performance of data display and analysis software for radionuclide dosimetry evaluation.

Applicants must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Physics (Ph.D. degree).  The applicant is required to have expertise in Nuclear Medicine scanners (conventional gamma cameras, SPECT/CT and PET/CT).  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in radionuclide dosimetry for imaging and therapy and those with expertise in radiation safety related to radionuclide administration.

Washington University provides faculty with generous benefits that include health, life and disability coverage, retirement, and tuition assistance.  In addition to these competitive benefits, the university offers a variety of time off and quality-of-life programs.

We are a diverse group and wholly encourage diversity to reflect the rich community in which we live and serve, and we are committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all individuals.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or genetic information.

Dr. Farrokh Dehdashti



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