Staff Level Applied Physicist

Job Description

The Molecular Imaging (MI) division of Siemens Healthcare (Hoffman Estates, Illinois facility) is currently seeking a Staff-Level Applied Physicist to join our SPECT engineering team to develop molecular imaging devices (http://healthcare.siemens.com/molecular-imaging). This position will work as part of a cross-functional organization with large and diverse teams, acting in a technical leadership role. The primary function of this role will include the elicitation and elaboration of clinical requirements for molecular imaging devices. A deep understanding of clinical and system level use cases and workflows is needed to develop high-value and novel customer solutions.  A strong background in medical imaging is required to translate new features into system functionality.  A passion for delivering products that improve the outcomes of patient healthcare is essential for membership on our team.


Responsibilities

  • Maintain ultimate ownership for the implementation of new system functionality over the course of a development project
  • Drive the definition, specification, technical risk management, integration, test strategy, and validation of a product feature in close cooperation with the project team
  • Elicit high quality system requirements from clinical, service, manufacturing, marketing, and other users/stakeholders
  • Review and assess maturing technologies for incorporation into products
  • Develop and maintain system technical performance specifications
  • Develop novel algorithms and execute testing to assess image quality and performance
  • Generate clear and thorough written reports to document the technical performance of system
  • Investigate and resolve customer issues related to system image quality or performance
  • Elaborate and decompose user and system level requirements into detailed and complete specifications
  • Identify, quantify, and drive the mitigation of technical risks to our projects and products
  • Champion both the extrinsic quality (proven by functional verification) and the intrinsic quality (proven by clinical validation) of our products
  • Productize cutting-edge technologies to deliver breakthrough medical care to our customers and patients
  • Ensure seamless integration of complex hardware and software subsystems that are designed and manufactured at multiple locations across the globe
  • Provide critical and technical guidance to associates and upper management



Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • PhD degree in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience relating to detectors and imaging, preferably with a medical imaging focus
  • 6+ years of experience in a diagnostics or imaging field, preferably with medical focus (can be part of PhD program)
  • Deep knowledge of imaging use cases and workflows
  • Proven application of comprehensive knowledge of diagnostics or medical imaging
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of system performance testing 
  • Understanding of key technologies for medical imaging, as they pertain to clinical scanners
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to convey ideas and concepts to a wide range of international audiences (USA, Germany, China & India) including the clinical community, product management, and other engineers
  • A team player with a positive attitude, strong leadership skills, and the ability to also work autonomously
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Domestic/International travel required periodically (<5%)



Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Experience of both clinical and industry environments is a strong plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change in rapidly evolving situations
  • Demonstrated skill in bridging gaps between technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with developing and executing system level verification tests
  • Solid understanding of medical physics, as it relates to system performance
  • Experience with 510K medical devices or other highly regulated environments

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Job ID: 183361

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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