Center Director, PET Research Center
Yale University School of Medicine | New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University’s School of Medicine seeks an exceptional leader to serve as the next Center Director of the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Center. The Center Director will have the opportunity to expand on the success of the PET Research Center by driving ambitious nuclear and molecular imaging research agendas and collaborating with faculty, clinicians, technicians, and students across the Yale School of Medicine. Reporting to the Deputy Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and the Chair of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, the Center Director will be a key member of the leadership for the School of Medicine at Yale.
Yale seeks a Center Director to lead the research mission for PET imaging, developing a strategic plan for furthering the excellence of the Center. This includes fostering an innovative program of grant-funded research, building collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry and other industry stakeholders, developing the next generation of PET scientists at Yale, and promoting collaborations between the PET faculty and trainees throughout the University. The Center Director will lead a nationally recognized research program in a related field. Rank of the Center Director will be commensurate with experience.
Established in 2004, the PET Research Center is focused on creating a collaborative molecular imaging research environment to advance the interests of Yale clinicians and scientists; to provide educational opportunities for undergraduate students, doctoral candidates, and post-doctoral trainees; and to develop new PET radiopharmaceuticals to advance disease diagnosis and medication discovery. It is an impressive state-of-the-art 22,000-square-foot facility located on Howard Avenue in New Haven, with close proximity to other Yale School of Medicine departments.
The PET Research Center is comprised of a technologically advanced radiochemistry laboratory engaged in the development and use of a rich set of PET radiopharmaceuticals labeled with the most common PET isotopes (11C, 15O, 13N, and 18F) and an imaging and data analysis section that oversees scanning procedures and optimizes data acquisition and analysis. The PET Research Center has grown over time to include approximately 55 clinician scientists, basic scientists, technicians, and students. A key part of the School of Medicine, the Yale University PET Research Center collaborates broadly across departments to provide educational opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Collaborations with industry partners serve to advance the use of molecular imaging in new medication discovery and the development of new PET radiopharmaceuticals. Current research interests focus on disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), oncology, cardiology, and diabetes.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in strict confidence electronically below.
Ariannah Mirick is leading this search with Joanna Cook.
To be ensured full consideration, interested parties should also submit a curriculum vitae and supporting materials for the Search Committee’s review to: apply.interfolio.com/109991