Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wanted: Instructor in imaging informatics

If you are considering a career change, Fred Prior, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is hoping you will add The Cancer Imaging Archive to your list of possible new career avenues. Prior is looking for a PACS administrator with an interest in pursuing cancer research.

"The key is DICOM. Although we are training our graduate students in DICOM and HL7, it is difficult to find people with in-depth DICOM knowledge and an understanding of medical imaging. TCIA is the National Cancer Institute’s research imaging repository, which my team created and manages on behalf of NCI," Prior said in an email. 

"Research imaging is quite different from standard of care clinical imaging. We collect a lot of data from completed clinical trials where there has been more or less strict control of acquisition protocols. Image quality in research is focused on consistency, lack of artifacts, and the ability to extract quantitative measurements rather than the ability of a radiologist to adequately view the image."

If you are interested, here is the posting with a link to the full job description.

Job posting: Instructor in Imaging Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

The Department of Biomedical Informatics within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  seeks an individual with a solid track record in Imaging Informatics to direct the acquisition and quality control for new data collections for The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA).

Collections consist of image and non-image cancer related data. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, computer science, or a related field, 3+ years of experience with radiological imaging or imaging research including DICOM, a working knowledge of databases, and 3+ years of supervisory experience. Expertise in DICOM, programming/scripting languages, and the ability to problem solve and manage a team based workflow are highly desirable. The successful candidate will manage a small team of staff members.

To apply for this position, please submit the following information electronically to Dr. Fred Prior, Chair ( Statement of interest and qualifications for the position, CV, and Contact information for three references.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 

Click here for the full job description

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