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Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Radiology

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

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Position Description

The Department of Radiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for one full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure, commensurate with experience, to join the growing Molecular Imaging and Therapy Nuclear Medicine service at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.  This position has an anticipated start date of November 1, 2023.  Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Associate Professors WOT and full Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30).  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  In addition to clinical activities, responsibilities will include instruction of medical students, diagnostic radiology residents, nuclear medicine residents, and molecular imaging/nuclear medicine fellows.  Productivity in research and other academic pursuits is mandatory for promotion.

The University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Molecular Imaging and Therapy service is based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, South Lake Union Campus.  This rapidly growing service provides nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapy services and offers clinical trial opportunities for UW and Fred Hutch patients in an outpatient setting.  The clinical PET/CT and general nuclear medicine imaging services have experienced steady growth for the past 5 years.  Under the leadership of the Director of Molecular Imaging and Therapy, Dr. Delphine Chen, and Theranostics Director Dr. Amir Iravani, the clinical therapy practice at Fred Hutch has grown exponentially in volume, with a rapidly growing Lu-177 PSMA and Lu-177 dotatate therapy services, expanded I-131 thyroid cancer service, and participation in multiple radiopharmaceutical therapy trials.  Consultation services for both patients and providers have also expanded significantly, leading to highly collaborative, multidisciplinary participation of nuclear medicine in the oncology practice at Fred Hutch.  The recent addition of a PET/MR scanner and plans for additional PET/CT and SPECT/CT camera installments will further increase clinical volumes and provide ample opportunities for clinical and translational research. As a result of this rapid growth, UW/Fred Hutch seeks to add a full-time clinical nuclear medicine physician or nuclear radiologist to the practice.

This position is based at Fred Hutch and will report to Dr. Delphine Chen. This position will apply exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, administor radiopharmaceutical therapies, nterpret oncologic PET/CT and general nuclear medicine imaging studies, and engage with all team members across departments and patients to develop long-term collaborative relationships that enrich and enhance Fred Hutch’s reputation for being patient-centered in all aspects of cancer care.  The successful candidate will be expected to focus on fulfilling all clinical service expectations, including but not limited to providing outstanding image interpretation, conducting thorough patient evaluations, providing reliable provider consultations through tumor boards and ad hoc requests, fully engaging and responding to any necessary activities to support clinical collaborations around patient care, administering therapies safely and effectively, supporting all clinical trial activities, and participating in call.

The base salary range for this position will be: $29,098 - $34,621 per month ($349,176 - $415,452 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.  This range is inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University.  Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations.  Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.  This position is incentive eligible through the physicians practice plan.

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at  Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

For practitioners holding an appointment in one of the physicians practice plans, see the link for additional benefits that may be available at

The University of Washington (UW) is the nation’s top public educational and research institution.  The School of Medicine has been ranked second in the world, among the top two recipients of federal research grants.  Our hospitals consistently rank among the very best for patient care in the nation, as does the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for cancer care delivery.  The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, and high impact in the field of Diagnostic Imaging.  Our academic enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading healthcare delivery enterprises.

Seattle is a cosmopolitan city set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains.  It is famous for its vibrant downtown neighborhoods and many cultural strengths – consistently ranked among the top urban areas for quality of life.  Our staff enjoy outstanding benefits, strong support for professional growth, and an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, and artistic pursuits.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • M.D., or foreign equivalent, in the field and eligibility for full medical licensure in Washington State
  • Successful completion of one of the following: combined nuclear medicine/diagnostic radiology residency, diagnostic radiology with nuclear medicine fellowship, or nuclear medicine residency.  If the candidate has only nuclear medicine training without diagnostic radiology board certification, the candidate will be required to complete ACR CT reader requirements within the first two years on faculty.
  • Excellence in academic achievement as demonstrated by a record of scientific or educational presentations and/or publications
  • Expertise with regulatory and clinical trial requirements for evaluating novel radiopharmaceuticals

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 

NOTE: This position will require work to be performed on-site at a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC) facility. FHCC requires all individuals, including University of Washington faculty clinicians, working at a FHCC facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unlike UW’s vaccination policy which is appended below, the FHCC policy does not provide for religious or medical exemptions. As such, a UW offer associated with this recruitment is contingent upon, among other things, the preferred candidate demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than the commencement of their appointment.


Please upload the following required forms as part of the application process: Updated CV, Letter of Interest or Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences with and/or commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion that can also be included in your Diversity/DEI statement.

Address inquiries to:

Delphine L. Chen, MD                                  

Professor of Radiology, University of Washington

Wil B. Nelp, MD Endowed Professorship in Nuclear Medicine

Director of Molecular Imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

1144 Eastlake Ave E, # LG2-200

Seattle, WA 98109

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Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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