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.
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
Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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