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Staff Applied Physicist

Knoxville, Tennessee
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Diagnostic Imaging
Requisition Number: 233149
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Knoxville
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Master's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.


Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.


Job Description:

The Molecular Imaging (MI) division of Siemens Healthcare is currently seeking a Staff-Level Applied Physicist to join our Molecular Imaging systems engineering team to develop molecular imaging devices ( The ideal candidate should have experience in product requirements analysis, complex system design, and integration of advanced software and hardware systems. This position will work across 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, and 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.



·        Maintain ultimate ownership for the realization of new hybrid medical imaging system functionality over the course of a development project

·        Review and assess maturing technologies for incorporation into medical imaging products.

·        Develop and maintain system technical performance specifications for molecular imaging systems.

·        Develop novel algorithms and execute testing to assess image quality and performance.

·        Generate clear and thorough written reports documenting technical performance of systems.

·        Investigate and resolve customer issues related to system image quality or performance.

·        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

·        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

·        Develops team members through mentoring and coaching in complex subjects.

·        Provide critical technical guidance to associates and upper management.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


·        Extensive (6+ years) experience in the medical imaging field

·        Deep understanding of clinical diagnostic imaging use cases and workflows

·        Solid understanding of medical physics as it relates to system performance and image quality

·        Graduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience relating to medical imaging.

·        Demonstrates and applies comprehensive knowledge of medical imaging to the successful completion of complex assignments.

·        Demonstrates advanced knowledge performance testing of medical systems. 

·        Understands current development status of key technologies for medical imaging as 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

·        Positive attitude with demonstrated experience working on large cross functional teams with the ability to also work autonomously

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

·        International travel required periodically (<10%)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


·        Experience of both clinical and industry environments a strong plus.

·        Demonstrates the ability to manage change in rapidly evolving situations

·        Exhibits skills needed to bridge gaps between technical and non-technical stakeholders

·        Experience with developing and executing system level verification tests

·        Experience with 510K medical devices or other highly regulated environments



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