Faculty Position, Department of Diagnostic Imaging - Nuclear Medicine Physician / Pediatric Radiologist

Diagnostic Imaging
Hiring Manager
Zoltan Patay
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a nuclear medicine physician or pediatric radiologist with expertise in nuclear medicine, and experience in oncologic imaging to join the Department of Diagnostic Imaging.

This is a highly desirable full-time faculty position for the candidate interested in pursuing an academic career and performing clinical research in a stimulating atmosphere within a progressive and unique institution.

Several faculty career tracks are available including clinical, research and clinician-scientist. Interpersonal skills, a collaborative nature and clinical acumen are essential. Academic rank will depend on qualifications and experience.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a world-class center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.


Clinical responsibilities include:

  • Providing diagnostic services interpreting nuclear medicine procedures including PET/CT
  • Provide nuclear medicine therapeutic services
  • Provide direction to Diagnostic Imaging technologists regarding imaging procedures, when needed.
  • Provide consultation services to clinical staff and faculty regarding indications for imaging procedures and interpretation of imaging procedures.
  • Participate in and present imaging in weekly multidisciplinary conferences.
  • Work with one or more Diagnostic Imaging faculty colleagues in the Reading Room.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform, supervise and interpret nuclear imaging procedures obtained on any age child and young adults.
  • Provide diagnostic services interpreting body CT, MRI, ultrasound, DEXA, conventional radiographs, fluoroscopy
  • Prescribe examinations for body imaging procedures
  • Participate in night/weekend call work rotation to provide back-up to after-hours imaging services when remote, teleradiology services are not possible.


Within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging we offer:

  • state of the art imaging equipment including –
    • 3T and 1.5T MRI machines
    • PET imaging supported by an on-site cyclotron radiochemistry facility
    • dual-energy CT imaging
  • a rapidly growing advanced imaging post-processing lab staffed with imaging scientists and dedicated post processing specialists
  • dedicated medical and MRI physicists
  • a departmental team of experienced clinical research assistants
  • a group of nationally and internationally renowned academic radiologists

Clinical work is carried out in an exceptionally well-organized, efficient, collaborative, and collegial environment on a single campus. Teleradiology remote services are provided for after hours and weekends, with St. Jude pediatric radiologists providing back-up call on an as needed and rotating basis (approximately 1 week every 2 months).

This is an extraordinary career opportunity for a highly motivated, academically driven nuclear medicine physician/pediatric radiologist desiring to work in a well-funded, collaborative and encouraging institution with a noble mission alongside premier clinicians, basic science researchers and staff.


We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and women.

St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Forbes recently named Memphis as the 4th happiest city in which to work, and Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child.


St. Jude facilities and salaries are highly competitive, with generous start-up and benefit packages included.


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 2-3 page summary of research interests directly online.

Alternatively, materials can be addressed to:

Zoltan Patay, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 220
Memphis, Tennessee, 38105
E-mail: Zoltan.Patay@stjude.org

If you have questions, please contact:
Leslie Jones, MPH
Manager, DI Academic & Recruiting Services
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
E-mail: Leslie.jones@stjude.org

Minimum Education

The preferred candidate must have an MD, DO or equivalent degree, board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Radiology, and have board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Applicants must qualify for medical licensure in the State of Tennessee and must be eligible for a DEA license.


Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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