Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging is seeking a PET scientist to join its PET Physics and Reconstruction research group, within the Research and Clinical Collaborations Department. The PET Scientist will be responsible for driving several innovation projects, as well as contributing to physics support for system and software development projects. The PET Physics and Reconstruction group has global responsibility for identifying and solving PET research problems relevant to clinicians and advancing PET technology. The PET scientist position reports to the Director, PET Physics and Reconstruction, in the Research and Clinical Collaborations Department.
The PET scientist is responsible for conceiving and developing innovations in PET and bringing them into a validated state ready for integration into new product versions. The PET scientist will focus on development and characterization of new PET instrumentation. Specific responsibilities are below:
- Supports the technology/innovation roadmap of the PET Physics and Reconstruction team
- Supports hardware innovation development at all levels: detector, analog electronics, digital electronics, acquisition computer and system level
- Supports data acquisition and data analysis on bench experiments and prototype scanners
- Assures transfer of technologies into product solutions by working closely with other R&D teams and product management
- Develops Monte Carlo simulation of complex PET systems
- Participates in publication of results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals
- Protects innovations with invention disclosures
- Travels both internationally and domestically for customer visits and conferences
Specific task within PET/MR projects
The PET scientist is responsible for developing innovations for PET/MR, in particular completing the following tasks:
- Drive integration team on prototype measurements
- Detector integration and physics for PET/MR
- Develop normalization (experimental part) for PET/MR
- Investigate and update attenuation correction (including coils and hardware) for PET/MR
- full scanner characterization for PET/MR
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
- Ph.D. in physics /electrical/nuclear engineering or related experimental field
- A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a research environment in one of these experimental physics fields: PET, SPECT, radiation physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, or related field.
- Strong computer skills
- Excellent hand-on laboratory skills, passion for experimental work
- Detail oriented and organized, excellent communication skills, written and oral
- Excellent interpersonal skills and can do attitude
- Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a virtual and fast-paced environment
- Outstanding ability to work independently, be creative, overcome obstacles
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
- · Experience in multiple programming languages
- · Experience in electronics design
- · Experience in radiation detector development
- · Experience in Monte Carlo simulation of radiation physics, in particular Geant4, GATE, or EGS4
Experience with PET/MR
Job ID: 190084
Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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